I had sort of noticed Walking With Dinosaurs last year, though I rather ignored it. Though I figured it has been a long time since I saw any movies with dinosaurs in them. I have a keen interest in geological eras and past species of the planet, so I figure it couldn’t be that bad.
The hero of the story is Patchi, who is a Pachyrhinosaurus dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period. You see him first as a mere baby dinosaur just learning the world. Though he meets the grim nature of Earth rather quickly.
He goes with his herd as they migrate south, though tragedy hits the herd more than once. Patchi loses his father to a mighty dinosaur and is separated from the group. Patchi must join his brother and his friend Juniper as they travel to meet back up with their herd. But they must hurry and be careful, as many powerful dinosaurs are close by.
Overall Walking With Dinosaurs is a decent film, but I’m rather shocked that critics hated the movie. It does a fine job with making sure all the dinosaurs are from the same time period and area. I also thought the animated world looked pretty real except some cartoonish looking dinosaurs. Though I will say it’s not that spectacular as the story is rather bland and lacks a real antagonist.