I took 3.5yo DS to see The Good Dinosaur the other day (his very first trip to the movies) and I regret it terribly. He's paranoid about death, storms and scary monsters already and it was the worst possible thing I could have taken him to. The short movie at the start was terrible and should have warned me to take him out. I'll definitely be consulting IMDB in future. Poor kid will probably never want to go to the movies again.
I saw the trailer of this movie and thought it looked like quite a good kids movie, so we took DSS (9). I have to say it is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. No real story line, a boy that acted like a dog (WTF!), dinosaurs farming corn, T-Rex's herding cattle - it was appalling! DH and I started cracking up to each other half way through - it was so bad we had to laugh!
I agree about the short movie prior - I had no idea what was going on with that - we initially thought we were in the wrong cinema! There were lots of little kids in the theatre and I thought it was really inappropriate actually. Because DSS is a bit older I didn't worry about it too much, but if I had a little one, I would be might p!ssed off as that wasn't a G rating as far as I was concerned.
The reason that the dinosaurs had evolved is because it's supposed to be what would have happened if the dinosaurs didn't go extinct. That was the part at the start where the comet whizzed past earth and didn't collide. But it wasn't very well explained.
I really liked it, but I totally regret taking DS to see it. I feel stupid for not checking reviews and ratings first. Was definitely too scary and sad for him. A couple of weeks later though and he's fine, he seems to have forgotten it. Never again though! Always checking the movie out first!
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I took 4.5yo DD to see it and she was fine. I thought the short was a little scary but not that bad, DD wasn't bothered by it but she's quite into superheroes and not easily scared by movies/TV. I think seeing it on a big screen and so loud makes it much scarier for some kids than if they'd seen it on TV.
Personally I'd say it was probably the worst Pixar film I've seen. There were quite a few scenes that were a little off, like the bug having its head ripped off or the cute looking animal getting eaten by the flying bad guys - that was a bit much and got a few uncomfortable sounds from the audience.
DD, however, sat through the whole thing without any problem and declared loudly "that was a GREAT movie!!" as soon as it finished. So no damage done.
1 hour to get her to sleep. It's 1:20am and she's been up 3 times already. Damn you Disney! Damn you!!!!!
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