The Good Dinosaur is the latest film from acclaimed film company Pixar and it follows Arlow, a dinosaur who, after getting caught in a river, must try to find his way home and to his family whilst also befriending a human called Spot who has lost his family too.
Unlike the movie itself, I’m going to kick this review off with a cliché. I cried a lot during The Good Dinosaur.
This is a film that continues to carry Pixar’s legacy of beautiful emotions that run through all their films but with a slight difference, this film is a burst of pure joy. A blast of wonderfully-handled happiness comparable only to Ponyo or My Neighbour Totoro.
The Good Dinosaur may veer into cloying territory every now and then but overall this is a hysterical and heartwarming look at the value of friendship and kindness.
The Good Dinosaur may also be Pixar’s most visually audacious film to date, a gorgeous photo realistic world inhabited by wildly imagined creatures brimming with personality.
The world of The Good Dinosaur may be the best element of the entire film, based on the conceit of dinosaurs managing to co-exist with neanderthal humans, The Good Dinosaur allows the beauty and craziness of the world to flourish, a beautiful and lush landscape full of personality and warmth.
The Good Dinosaur is sure to please kids of all ages with its wonderfully charming gags, brilliant characters and sweet,fun-filled story.