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,
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
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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