Walking With Dinosaurs: What You Need To Know
An all-star voice cast and some eye-popping effects, Walking With Dinosaurs is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (April 14th). Here's what you need to know about it:
Who’s in it?
The voice cast is split between actors who voice the prehistoric creatures and those who voice modern-day human characters. Moulin Rouge star John Leguizamo, comic mainstay Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone provide the voice for the prehistoric creatures, while Dredd leading man Karl Urban, Angourie Rice and Charlie Rowe voicing the three human characters.
What’s the plot?
The film kicks off with palaeontologist Zack takes his nephew Ricky and niece Jade on a fossil hunt, which Ricky is none too keen on. Left alone for a while, Ricky is met by a talking crow, which morphs into Alex the Alexornis bird, which takes the story back to the Cretaceous period 70 million years ago.
Back in the prehistoric world we pick up the story of Patchi, the smallest of his litter of Pachyrhinosaurus hatchlings and follow his struggle to survive and live in the shadow of his dominating older brother Scowler, and off we go from there…
Does it deliver?
It is, as they say far too often, what it is. Big, stunning visuals with lots of sweeping shots of plain full of glorious prehistoric beasts. You see these remarkable creatures up close and in rich quality. It's a fun adventure for the whole family, not something that will go down as a classic.
Walking With Dinosaurs is released on DVD, and Blu-Ray on Monday (April 14th).