My family and I attended a preview of The Good Dinosaur at Xscape Blankenbaker. First, this new movie theater is really nice. The reclining chairs were super comfortable and my children really liked that. I loved that people can easily walk by without any need for folks to get up or scoot their legs.
As for the movie, I didn't know much about it going in. I thought it would be a cute little movie about a dinosaur and was pleasantly surprised that it was a deeper story-line and had quite a bit of action. There were thrilling parts, comical parts and a good balance of happy and sad. What more could you ask for in a Disney film? My children are 7&8 so they could handle some of the dramatic parts but there were a few scarier parts that I think parents should prepare for - nothing overwhelmingly scary, just moments that might take kids off-guard. My kids actually liked those parts. I did appreciate the overall theme of overcoming fears and coming into your own - that's definitely something that families talk about!
Here's the official movie description:
"What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of."
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