Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007)

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia




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Since the discovery of the very first fossil, dinosaurs have captured the imagination of historians both young and old. They are the planet's greatest mystery. How is it that these enormous, majestic beasts could have simply disappeared from the surface of the planet? In this release, amateur paleontologists are invited to take a 3-D voyage into the prehistoric world as the foremost scientists and researchers on the era explore the greatest paleontological discoveries made by man in addition to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Animation
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2011
Sky High Entertainment - Official Site

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Be warned: Dinosaurs is a little scary. Nothing tries to eat you, which is nice, but with the 3D effect, these ginormous creatures practically perch -- menacingly -- on your armrest.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The film reminds us that in birds, dinosaurs 'have left us only their grace and beauty,' for which, as a small mammal (at least in comparison to a 45-foot-long carnivore), I'm grateful.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

...great fun...

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Sacramento News & Review

An intelligently crafted Imax film that is as rooted in science as it is cloaked in the thrilling images of CGI.

April 27, 2007
Sacramento Bee

... the perfect blend of scholarly information and totally cool dinosaurs brought to vivid life.

| April 20, 2007
Atlantic City Weekly

Rare among large-format movies, Patagonia even has a sense of humor, nicely underplayed by narrator Donald Sutherland.

Full Review… | April 12, 2007
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Nice educational showcase for 3D/IMAX technology.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

I know that this film was designed to be seen in 3-D IMAX so I cannot give an accurate representation of the theater effect, considering that I watched this in my living room on a 32-inch screen. In the end, 40 minutes just is not enough time to take an audience through the evolution of dinosaurs to their extinction. The largest impression left on me was when the comets started hitting and it finally hit me that the movie only had three minutes left. The dinosaurs are fake enough that children won't be scared but computer animated well enough that we get an accurate picture of Prehistoric life. There was a definitive moment of "Finally!" when some of the dinosaurs began to fight but overall, "Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia" is just a textbook telling of the lifetime of a few dino species.


Not bad for a documentary. It sure makes you think! I am still trying to grasp a living thing that is 120 feet long! I am not some scientific brain person, but would love to see this stuff in person, nests and all! Climate change?? Makes you think. Really nice pictures, and effects to make the story more realistic 40 minutes of exciting education!

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