Walking with Dinosaurs

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  • Next best thing to having a Time Machine

    Jan 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Documentary style, highly realistic Dinosaurs in a realistic setting; educational and entertaining
    Cons: Sometimes violent, sometimes scary

    Summary: My wife and I have been watching "Walking With The Dinosaurs" on the Discovery Channel, and have been AMAZED by what we've been seeing. This is a series produced by the BBC, and is quite simply the most realistic portrayal of Dinosaurs I've EVER seen. ... read more

  • Walking with Dinosaurs: And there were giants in those days...

    Jan 19, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inosaurs, great effects, well-researched, dinosaurs, things that aren't dinosaurs but are still awesome
    Cons: no uncertainty expressed, slightly outdated

    Summary: Once upon a time, in a land not so far far away, there were dragons. For real. Dinosaurs ruled the planet for about 160 million years (or about 16 million times as long as Apple has), from about 225 million years ago to about 65 million years ... read more

  • They May Be Extinct, But Dinosaurs Rule!

    May 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Animation, scientific research, personal touches
    Cons: They use the metric system (the film makers, not the dinosaurs).

    Summary: People who think that because dinosaurs are extinct makes them evolutionary failures should realize that 99% of all species ever to inhabit the earth are now extinct. They should realize that dinosaurs reigned supreme for over 80 million years. They ... read more

  • Dinos as Animals, not toys

    Nov 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Documentary-quality visuals and information
    Cons: Not enough action for the common audience

    Summary: Do you ever get the feeling that all of history has been fictionalized? In our commercialism age, it is hard to escape the feeling that dinosaurs attacked cavemen (a common mistake), and the world wasn't in color prior to color film! Until seeing this ... read more

  • A Mesozoic Masterpiece: Walking With Dinosaurs!

    Aug 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic computer and animatronic reconstructions of dinosaurs.
    Cons: Almost too much conjecture.

    Summary: Dinosaurs have long been a source of fascination and wonder to me. From the tender age of 5, when I was first introduced to the world of dinosaurs by my oldest brother, I have been thrilled by paleontology in general. Frequent trips to the Field Museum ... read more

  • An Amazing Documentary...

    Apr 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting, has amazing CGI, really realistic
    Cons: described everything, and not everybody wants everything

    Summary: Most people have seen Jurassic Park. Thousands flocked to theaters to see it's impressive display of computer generated animation. This film is just as good, and without those annoying humans. Of course, to physically compare it to Jurassic Park is ... read more

  • Entertaining and Educational

    Oct 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent graphics!
    Cons: None!!

    Summary: I saw the series on TV, but was so impressed that I went out to buy the videos! I was never very interested in dinosaurs, but this series really presented the huge prehistoric creatures in such a different light that I was fascinated! I ... read more

  • I went on a Dinosaur Safari

    Oct 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It takes you right there...
    Cons: errr.. none i can think of.

    Summary: Grab your camera, we're going on safari! Hope you brought your mozzie lotion. Except these mozzies are over a foot long. Walking with Dinosaurs takes you to a world of a completely different scale. Beasts that tower over the average human, tree's ... read more

  • You haven't seen it? WHY NOT?

    Sep 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Realistic, excellent graphics, wonderful narrating
    Cons: THREE HOURS LONG My kids just couldn't walk away!

    Summary: Oh what an excellent film! Have you ever wondered what it was truly like back in dinosaur times? Well there is no real need to wonder any longer. Walking With Dinosaurs is an incredible movie of how dinosaurs lived. The animals are Jurassic ... read more

  • It's a bird, It's a plane, NO, it's a Pterosaurs!

    Jul 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining and educational for all ages
    Cons: Contains some violent scenes which may be too realistic for some young viewers.

    Summary: Walking with Dinosaurs is a six part documentary starting 220 million years ago in the Late Triassic Period and ending 65 Million years ago in the Late Cretaceous Period. In each of the six parts of this documentary, the narrator focuses in on one or ... read more

  • Very informative!

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very educational
    Cons: graphic

    Summary: My roomate's two year old daughter saw this at daycare. One of the other children had brought it in for everyone to watch. She loved the movies. For days all we heard about was dinosaurs. She had to see this movie again. This was when we ran ... read more

  • Vivid and Realistic Rendering -- Not for the Timid or Young

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: astonishingly vivid rendering of scientists' most recent speculations about dinosaurs
    Cons: quite realistic scenes of fighting and death -- not for the timid or young

    Summary: Summary: Astonishingly vivid rendering of scientists' recent speculations about dinosaurs. Good use of nature documentary format. Well paced. Realistic scenes of fighting and death make this series not for the young or timid. ... read more

  • Time Travel Made Easy

    May 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully done, like walking with the dinosaurs
    Cons: The blurring of fact and fiction

    Summary: Who needs a Time Machine when you got the makers of Walking With Dinosaurs and the Discovery Channel? My eight year old is a dinosaur fanatic. Has been this way since he was a wee little one. This years field trip was to a dinosaur ... read more

  • Family-friendly Dinos

    May 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent animated sequence, appropriate level of scientific info
    Cons: some very young children may be frightened by dinosaur attacks, but they are mild compared to a lot of Disney stuff

    Summary: My son is three years old and already will correct me, "No, Mommy! That's a brachiasaurus, not an apatosauras!" He cries when his "Dinosaur ABC" shirt from Mervyn's is in the wash and he has to make do with his stegosaurus shirt. ... read more

  • Time travel perfected!!!

    May 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wow, Dinosaurs
    Cons: none

    Summary: Walking With Dinosaurs Coproduction by Discovery Channel and BBC Kenneth Branagh narrates Maybe you saw this or parts of this on the Discovery Channel recently. Dinosaurs were some of the most amazing creatures to ever walk ... read more

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the T-Rex

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: engrossing and moderately educational
    Cons: they're all dead now!

    Summary: I have loved Dinosaurs ever since I was in kindergarten and we learned a song about the Stegasaurus (which I still know most the words to!). So when I heard about the documentary being shown all week on the Discovery channel being described as ... read more

  • What a masterpiece

    Apr 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Animatronics, accuracy, details
    Cons: some parts may be graphic for younger viewers

    Summary: What an incredible show! Amazing graphics, accurate depictions, and facts that come straight from those who discovered the giants of the past. I think that people of every age will love this show. Incredible documentation and depictions of life ... read more

  • Dino-Mite!

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining and educational; fabulous effects
    Cons: Occasionally *too* soothing

    Summary: Walking With Dinosaurs is such a fantastic idea for a television show that two thoughts kept returning as I waded through it: 1)I'm surprised no one thought it up until now. 2)Why couldn't I have thought it up? I believe ... read more

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  • Extinct, I think not pal

    Oct 19, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Leaves you feeling warm inside, like you've just had a Lancashire hot-pot.
    Cons: A few stones unturned, so to speak

    Summary: There is a popular theory that the dinosaurs were made extinct by some sort of natural disaster. This documentary clearly blows that theory out of the water, so to speak. I was astounded, as I'm sure were you if you watched it, that the presenter was ... read more

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