The Good Dinosaur successfully reinvents childhood classic


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“The Good Dinosaur” tells the story of a dinosaur named Arlo and a human named Spot.

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

What would happen if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs never hit Earth?

According to Disney-Pixar’s latest film, dinosaurs would walk the planet as humans do today.

The Good Dinosaur tells the story of a young dinosaur named Arlo, the youngest and smallest of his siblings, who posses an uncanny ability to mess things up. A serious of unfortunate mishaps lead to Arlo’s first meeting with Spot, a tiny human who lives alone and communicated through howls, much like a wolf.

Ironically and perhaps surprisingly, Spot becomes Arlo’s protector as they journey towards his home.

This movie was powerful in the way that animation movies meant for children are. It drives something deep within you about the importance of both family and those who you meet as you set off on your adventure. The film also demonstrates Disney-Pixar’s amazing ability to both animate and create characters that have both incredible depth and relatable qualities. The idea behind the good dinosaur is an interesting one, and the relationship between humans and dinosaurs is unlike any movie I’ve ever seen. The beginning was a bit slow, but when it picks up it does so quickly.

7/10 stars. Click here for more information on The Good Dinosaur, and here for movie showtimes.