Walking with Dinosaurs | Fox Digital HD | HD Picture Quality | Early Access
See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. "Walking with Dinosaurs" is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the Release Date. ko-en.info: Walking With Dinosaurs: Kenneth Branagh: Movies & TV. Movies & TV New Releases Best Sellers Deals Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD TV Shows Kids . NTSC; Language: English (Dolby Digital Surround); Subtitles: English, Spanish Not Rated; Studio: BBC Warner; DVD Release Date: September 26, Walking with Dinosaurs on BBC Earth featuring video clips and galleries.
It's only when there's some major on-screen dino activity that the mix comes to life. Stampeding behemoths bring out floor-shaking LFE.
As sweeping wildfire closes in around our leads, crackling fire and wind rage around the room. The dino-on-dino fights bring out nice bit of loud dynamic sound and bass. Unfortunately, it takes something grand for the dynamics to come out, and too much of this tale isn't grand enough.
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Part of me has to believe that the lazy audio is due to the post-production addition of actors voicing over a standard nature audio mix. Perhaps the levels were once great, but now lowered as to not overpower the bad flat dino-logue. Special Features 2 Stars out of 5 In a failed attempt at being educational, get ready for a major cluster of throw-away features — and by "features" I mean "lazy repetitious interactive menus.
Match the Call HD — In this interactive game, listen to supposed dinosaur calls and match the sounds with the dinosaur that may or may not have sounded like that millions of years ago.
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See where dinosaurs roamed and where their remains are now found. Click on the same 11 species from the last feature to learn a little bit more about them. Brainosaur Trivia Track - Turn this feature on and start the movie to toggle mid-movie pop-up boxes filled with fun facts.
Be warned that the pop-up boxes take up a full lower third of the TV screen. I never would have signed up for this! What a miserable experience.
Being 87 minutes long — that's including the long closing credits — it should breeze by like most short kids movies; instead, it feels like a lifetime. This is no exaggeration: I was extremely disappointed to see that only 20 minutes had gone by. I haven't watched the dialog-less version of the movie that's exclusive to the 3D Blu-ray, but it has to be better than the juvenile voiced-over theatrical version that appears on this 2D Blu-ray.
The video quality is superb, featuring a great blend of real-world nature landscapes and top-notch dino CG, but the lossless audio track underperforms.
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It assessed 53 as negative and 17 as positive. The website said, "Walking with Dinosaurs boasts painstaking visual brilliance, but it's unfortunately clouded by a clumsy script that's dominated by juvenile humor. Adams commended the 3D special effects as "immersive and impressive" but thought audiences may be frustrated at "its rather simplistic story".
He said, "The film's attempt to make its story broad and accessible at times sits uneasily alongside the spectacular computer animation. The critic however complained that the added dialogue was "needless" and that it was "safe to assume that the overlay was added after the fact" by studio executives.
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Rechtshaffen said, "Although the plotting It's that forced, unnecessary and largely unfunny dialogue—save for Leguizamo's spirited way with words—that comes up distractingly flat. Jolin applauded the visual effects but said that "the decision to insert chirp-pop songs and voice the principal dinosaurs" overshadowed the effects. Aside from highlights like the line "Think outside the nest" and the song " Tusk " by Fleetwood MacMeek was disappointed by the dialogue and choice of music. He said where films like The Land Before Time and You Are Umasou the latter based on the Japanese book of the same name were children's films with meaningful dialogue, Walking with Dinosaurs instead had dialogue that "is vacuous and not only lacks emotional weight, but actually drains any emotions the audience might feel for the characters".