‘The Good Dinosaur’: Review

'The Good Dinosaur': Review
Image source: inSing

Image source: inSing

Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.

For the first time in its history, Pixar has doubled its formidable presence on the big screen with two cinematic releases in the same year.

Well, why shouldn’t it? November 2015 marks 20 years since the acclaimed animation studio released its first feature film with 1995’s ‘Toy Story’.

And two decades after making its grand entry, Pixar continues to push the boundaries in the imaginative world of animation.

In a way, the two Pixar releases of 2015 complement one another. With the critically acclaimed ‘Inside Out’, Pixar proved its superb ability to dive deep – literally – into its characters and the human condition.

With ‘The Good Dinosaur’, it strives for the exact opposite.

Placing Pixar animator Peter Sohn at the helm of a feature film for the first time, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ is all about the outside world, flaunting breath-taking animation and stunning visuals that remind us why Pixar firmly retains its spot as a leader in animation.

But such dedication to its extremely impressive exterior came at a cost, namely the film’s ability to make all this grandeur actually mean something.


inSing rating: 3/5 stars
Talkiewood rating: 3.0/5 (TALK-o-meter: “Okay, I guess? Could be better.”)

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