Sunday, 24 May 2015

"Dino Time" (Guardian 22/05/15)

Dino Time **
Dirs: Yoon-suk Choi, John Kafka. Animation with the voices of: Melanie Griffith, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin. 75 mins. Cert: U

This week’s digimated chancer is a U.S.-Korean fossil dating from 2012 that features Melanie Griffith and William Baldwin as the voices of warring dinosaurs – remember when these things provoked actual anticipation? This one displays early flickers of wit in zapping squabbling kids back to their hometown as it was in the cretaceous era, before a drab quest narrative kicks in, cueing more plodding than any 70-minute feature should. Shameless, 3D-enabling camera pirouettes and tones ranging from “Sunny Delight” to “radioactive Haribo” provide a measure of visual compensation: it’s not one for the ages, but you’ll have likely shelled out for worse. 

Dino Time is now playing in cinemas nationwide.

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