The Dinosaur Project (12A)
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Tue Aug 7 2012Some creationists believe (and they’ve taught this in British schools) that humans and dinosaurs walked the earth together. That must be the version where God knocked it all out in six days and put His feet up on Sunday – because if the man-eating dinos in this exceedingly silly action adventure are anything to go by, they would have made mincemeat of us in no time. It’s set in the Congolese jungle where a British explorer (a cross between Indiana Jones and Ranulph Fiennes, played by Richard Dillane) has arrived to investigate sightings of Africa’s answer to the Loch Ness monster.?What he finds is a colony of angry dinosaurs up for a rumble. His teenage son has snuck along as a stowaway (and sports a remarkably resilient boyband haircut). Director Sid Bennett is a CGI whizz and does a better job animating his dinosaurs (there are some terrific killer bat-like critters) than his actors. Irritatingly, though, it’s shot as ‘found-footage’ – like ‘Cloverfield’ – complete with nodding-dog camerawork.
Author: Cath Clarke