T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
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Brett Leonard directed this 3-D Imax short feature (running 45 minutes) about a famous paleontologist's teen daughter, who's able to enter into the world of the dinosaurs. In Alberta, Canada, Dr. Donald Hayden (Peter Horton) and his assistant Elizabeth (Kari Coleman) find a Tyrannosaurus egg. Donald's daughter Ally (Liz Stauber) hopes the egg will prove her theory that dinosaurs were ancestors of present-day birds. Back at their museum, Ally knocks the egg on the floor, loosening some strange
Oct 23, 1998 Limited
Jul 3, 2001
It represents the pinnacle, so far, of 3-D filmmaking, and even apart from the technology, it's a very watchable little movie.
Instead of giving its eponymous protagonist center stage to strut and fret and sit in the audience's laps, it spends its best energy throwing a watered-down, imitation-Spielberg story in your face.
The film is the sort likely to whet active young minds to know more about the past.
The Imax 3-D format continues to evolve toward narrative maturity, without bothering to ask whether viewers want it to.
Has a pleasant narrative that's impressively elevated by the IMAX 3-D process.
Leonard seems confused about his mission: amusement-park ride or educational film? He tries for a little of each and ends up with a hodgepodge.
It is for all of us who have wondered about this amazing period in our history.
T-Rex may be dumbed-down science and indirect educational material, but there is a lot going on in this 45-minute movie. And it isn't ever boring.
The tepid story line sinks this 45-minute, big-screen film right into the tar pits.
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