Dinosaurs Alive! 3D IMAX Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Total 7.2
Classification: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes
Reviewer:
Andrew Bistak

7.2


Dinosaurs Alive! 3D

Dinosaurs Alive! 3D is the latest 3D IMAX documentary to hit the big screen and challenges existing theories on these ancient creatures through re-enactments and carefully crafted interviews.

Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! 3D follows a group of dedicated palaeontologists from the American Museum of Natural History around the globe as they continue to discover new dinosaur fossils and information relating to evolution. Best of all, the content is quite relatable and ensures that the everyman will easily understand the theories and dialog.

Using state of the art CGI (computer generated images), the movie helps draw the viewer to a primordial era as dinosaurs roamed the planet as they uncover fossils. From the dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert that boast almost perfect fossilised bones to the sandstone mountains of New Mexico which shed a new light on how these creatures lived, fought and died. We also learn that the descendants of the dinosaurs are still with us, not the crocodiles but rather, the birds.

Although the documentary is well paced and some of the CGI is truly awe-inspiring, at times the documentary presses on a few different points, however it lacks some detail or follow-up which is a shame. At 45 minutes which is the length of the documentary, just when things get interesting, the viewer is unfortunately whisked away to another scene or theory which may leave you scratching your head a little.

Nonetheless, it's a spectacular documentary that will stimulate debate and but specifically, help people understand these giant creatures a little better and what better format than IMAX?


 

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