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
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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 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.
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.
Has a pleasant narrative that's impressively elevated by the IMAX 3-D process.
Jurassic Park it's not, but IMAX's T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous is still a pretty awesome experience.
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