The Good Dinosaur

Published September 12, 2023

The Good Dinosaur

Film info

  • Title The Good Dinosaur
  • Director Peter Sohn
  • Year 2015
  • Run time 1hr 33m
  • Genres Animation, Family, Adventure
  • Tagline Little arms with big attitude

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While travelling through a harsh and mysterious landscape. Arlo learns what he is truly capable of and how to make his mark on the world.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:41 It missed! Then there could be no Jurassic Park movie!
2:42 Everything except for the dinosaur looks stunning.
12:40 Why are there no humans on this farm?
20:17 Well that’s the Lion King story.
29:07 It feels like the dinosaur had the right idea for digging himself out, was just doing it in the wrong place.
35:12 Spends quite a lot of time falling down.
41:26 The morning after the night before, when you wake up with your head stuck in a tree.
49:30 Relevation.
55:45 Why did the T-rex make a yah noise when not on a horse? Do they even have horses in this universe?
1:03:28 Sam Elliott has an excellent voice.
1:10:21 Upside down Jaws fins are interesting.
1:22:23 That kid can’t be from that family. They all have grey hair and he doesn’t.


This is such a weird movie. There is very little to the story, and in this case the lack of dialogue just emphasises that fact. The scenery is outstanding, mind-blowingly good and realistic but then it doesn’t quite work with the cartoonish characters bouncing around. The form of the dinosaurs vs humans is confusing - I know it’s just a movie, but why would the dinosaurs know how to farm but humans be running around like wild dogs? This is a prime example of style over substance.

Rating: 1 / 5

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