Walking with Dinosaurs: What kid doesn't like dinosaurs?

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comDecember 20, 2013 

Patchi, left, with his older brother Scowler in Walking with Dinosaurs.

PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX

The plot isn't anything special. It's the usual dino kid coming-of-age crisis. Voice work includes Justin Long and a terrific John Leguizamo. What makes Walking with Dinosaurs worth catching is animation mixed with real-life scenery. It gives you a real sense of what these creatures looked like in their natural habitat millions of years ago.

Writer John Collee (both Happy Feet films) has a lot of fun introducing different types of dinosaurs and explaining what each was and what they ate.

Kids crazy about dinosaurs -- find me one who isn't -- will love this one.

Director: Barry Cook, Neil Nightengale

Stars: Justin Long, John Leguizamo, Skyler Stone, Tiya Sircar, Karl Urban

Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars

Rated PG for mature themes. It's playing at Regal's Columbia Center 8, the Fairchild Cinemas 12 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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