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
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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.