Laurie had a chance to go see “The Good Dinosaur”. Here is her review. Sounds like a good movie. I can’t wait to go see it.
People have said this is a takeoff of Rango, for example, but it is a John Wayne, John Ford, and Yakima Canutt western. At the end, I was in tears when I said “best western ever” as it is one of the best westerns ever. This is supposed to be about a boy and his “dog” lost in the mountains but it is more than that.
The dinosaurs evolved over time to where we see them as cattle barons and farmers. Unlike Theodore Rex the dinosaurs do not wear clothes and are much like Simba, Bambi, and Atta. It would be easy to replace the dinosaurs with clothed humans and in many ways this movie as the best meshing of human qualities in animals. They have the same concerns that humans in the west used to have. The best part is the siblings who are a trio that would wear out any parent.
The opening scenes are in a prairie much like the Searchers and My Darling Clementine where people build homes on the …read more