By Mike Ellis
The Good Dinosaur
By Mike Ellis.
Last night my family went out to see the Disney/Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. Coming into the movie, I’ll admit that I wasn’t too sure how I would like the movie; all the previews made it seem like it would be a good family movie, but I just wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy it. Well, twenty minutes or less into the movie, and I was hooked. This film has it all — a heart-warming story of the love a family has, brotherly and sisterly rivalry, tragedy, sorrow, and grief, friendship, and courage.
The story centers around the Dinosaur family, Henry (Poppa), Ida (Momma), Libby, Buck, and Arlo. Libby and Buck easily adjust to life on the family farm, but Arlo, the runt, has a hard time adjusting, and is frightened of almost anything that moves.
As the story progresses, we find that Henry is doing all he can to get Arlo to overcome his fear, and in the course of yet another attempt, Henry is washed downriver and dies. Arlo is devastated, rightfully so, as he is also lost, and who knows what might have happened to him …read more