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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, July 22, 2024


Sixty-five million years ago on an island in a sea lived an affable dinosaur named Aladar being raised by a band of lemurs. A brilliant meteor explosion, which initiates "Dinosaur," had thrown Aladar into this peculiar circumstance.
Another meteor explosion takes Aladar and his lemur pals to the mainland where they begin a search for foliage seeking the fabled Nesting Ground. Not so fast there, Aladar, there's a band of big, bad dinosaurs after you, searching for the same place. And so it goes. Good guys, bad guys, iguanodon and pterodactyls.
But Disney always comes through, and the computer generated images are reputedly "astounding, seamlessly blending with real life locations." The film is said to fade a bit on the long trek through the desert, with the older and weaker falling by the wayside, or whatever they fell by those millions of years ago. Big desert, no Big Macs.
Voices are provided from some highly unlikely quarters. Ossie Davis is the head lemur, a wise old soul, and none other than the British Lady Joan Plowright as Baylene, an elderly Brachiosaur, who gives Aladar motivation for his quest, and brings a "bold spirit and disarming dignity" to the role.
Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton, the film also stars the voices of D. B. Sweeny as Aladar and Julianna Marguiles as his love interest.
It is rated PG for intense images.
It is playing at Market Square East.

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