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.


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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