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Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

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Average Rating: 8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0

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Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. The film will follow a curious and adventurous dolichorynchops (familiarly known as a 'dolly') as she travels through life's stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Along the way, she'll encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and

Jun 24, 2008

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This blend of computer-animation and live actors-as-paleontologists recreations makes for an educating and kid-pleasing trip back to the age of the dinosaurs.

July 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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Sea Monsters will undoubtedly bring open-mouthed awe and joy to brainy kids from ages 8 to 108.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Yes, plenty of things fly at your face, but they're not the only things worthy of interest.

October 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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If you want to see something that just screams, 'Oh, wow!,' this latest IMAX 3-D feature is better than a lifelong angler's best fish story.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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This Imax documentary is not your typical monster movie. It's a computer-animated look back at a time when the world was covered by oceans that were ruled by giant creatures. Think Jurassic Park without the people.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Very cool.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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...what it may lack in visual texture is made up for by the nifty 3-D effects.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
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Destined to be a staple of the large-format repertoire.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It's great that scientists who have found so many fossils can piece it together in a way that's this entertaining.

October 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
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I'm not sure why this movie is swimming around at Showcase 53 instead of the IMAX at the Putnam Museum. I can only imagine how fantastic it would be on the IMAX screen.But "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," which is presented by National Geographic,

October 7, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

On an entertainment level, this film is a surefire treat for the armchair paleontologist and child alike. It also has the look and feel of a project that was meticulously researched, as befits most National Geographic projects.

October 5, 2007
Sacramento Bee

Audience Reviews for Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

This was more storytelling - I would have liked to see a more science-focused documentary style, but I still thought it was pretty interesting.
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