Dinosaurs Alive! 3D is another interesting and entertaining 3D IMAX documentary that
brings dinosaurs to life and also challenges some of the existing
theories on these ancient creatures thanks to careful re-enactments and
cleverly crafted interviews.
Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs
Alive! 3D follows a group of dedicated palaeontologists from the
American Museum of Natural History as they traverse the globe while discovering new dinosaur fossils and information relating to
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
the palaeontologist uncover fossils and discuss how these creatures may
have lived. 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, it is a very gripping journey, especially on the IMAX screen. 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 but
specifically, help people understand these giant creatures a little
better and what better format than IMAX?