Just when you think the classic western film genre has gone the way of the dinosaur, Pixar Animation comes along and does just that, with their new movie, The Good Dinosaur; a tale that examines what might have happened if the legendary meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs missed the Earth altogether and sent our world’s pre-history down a completely different path.
Forget everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs and evolution. This film has Jurassic herbivores evolving into farmers and carnivores transitioning into cattle ranchers, while living alongside humans that are walking on all-fours like a cross between cavemen and dogs.
The plot is pretty simple and is in tried and true territory for Pixar, where the young, naïve protagonist is lost and tries to make it back home with the help of colorful, eccentric sidekicks while encountering equally bizarre villains along the way. Read the full story »