Dinosaurs Alive! : IMAX

Dinosaurs Alive!: IMAX

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This isn’t anywhere near the sophistication of BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs. It’s interesting, highlighting a few species I’d never heard of, but for the most part it follows paleontologists and focuses more on the scientists than what they’re studying. The CGI animation sequences are good, but they are few and far between. Perhaps this should have been called Walking with Paleontologists. The whole thing had a slightly pedantic tone to it and I found the narration to be rather poorly executed. Michale Douglas did just fine, but the other spoken parts were regrettably amateur and detracted from what was trying to be communicated. They sounded like someone just reading the lines rather than simply speaking, a kind of sing-song stilted quality which was rather irritating. So not horrible but also not fantastic, I found this to be just average in terms of shows about dinosaurs. Nothing really worth writing home about and I only recommend this for die-hard fans of paleontology. – BETHANY

For details on this mess of an IMAX movie, visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1018886/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Goodness me, look at this terribly interesting fossil!

Tarbosaurus, a tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur

What do you know, more paleontologists staring at dirt.  (Note:  this particular picture isn’t actually from the film, but you get the idea.)

A Tarchia

A Coelophysis

Photos courtesy of Giant Screen Films

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