T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
In this 3-D Imax, Dr. Donald Hayden and his assistant Elizabeth find a Tyrannosaurus egg. Back at the museum, Hayden's daughter Ally knocks some strange dust off the egg. When a T-rex skeleton springs to life, Ally discovers she can use museum exhibits as a springboard for time travel.
as Dr. Donald Hayden
as Elizabeth Sample
as Ally Hayden
as Barnum Brown
as Charles Knight
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Critic Reviews for T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous
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.
Has a pleasant narrative that's impressively elevated by the IMAX 3-D process.
The Imax 3-D format continues to evolve toward narrative maturity, without bothering to ask whether viewers want it to.
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.
It represents the pinnacle, so far, of 3-D filmmaking, and even apart from the technology, it's a very watchable little movie.
Jurassic Park it's not, but IMAX's T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous is still a pretty awesome experience.
The film is the sort likely to whet active young minds to know more about the past.
Unfortunately doesn't add up to a very entertaining Large Format experience.
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