THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!
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First off I liked the movie a lot, its was so perfectly Pixar <3
Now many of you know I am a mega fan of Dragons and Dinosaurs and all those scaled creatures and big teeth and claws and the rest, this movie had a fair amount of teeth and claws, yes there was a few vore-ish moments and some maw shots and 1 and half vore scenes; but that is not why I went to see it.
The vore was the bad guy Thunderclap "rescues" then eats a critter, there's a nice bulge in his throat and the tail hangs out of his beak.
There's a lot of nice Rex maws especially when Butch shows off his souvenir - (an alligator tooth in his gums) and Nash eats his bug harmonica (The half vore). There are some other nice vore references and things in the movie that could make your mind wander. Like when Arlo is snapping at Spot, or Butch threatens to eat Arlo's leg, and their roar scene is just a nice set of several open jaws anyway, and Butch's tongue curls, nice. B)
And I swear when Ramsey is playing with Spot on the stick, you'd swear she was going to roast him over the fire or give him a chomp, but she just thinks he's adorable and is all curious with him, no actual voreish stuff at all.
Holy hell these Dinos are huge! I mean if a human kid can sit on Arlo's snout alone, that's something cause Arlo is only a little kid dinosaur, and his parents and those Rex's are MASSIVE!
I can imagine that there will be lots of fan-art about this movie and not all of it good.
I really don't like how rule 34 is there sometimes, but you cant stop people and their creativity...or sick ideas shudder I even kind of squirm to imagine the extent of the vore art this movie might inspire, I personally do not intend to draw any of that. I will certainly consider some playful fan-art though, we shall see. I've got a lot to do right now.
I know way before this movie even came out there was already a pretty nice vore-ish picture out there: http://aryion.com/g4/view/308172
And to its credit this kind of happens in the movie like twice or so, but not to this picture's extent.
Onto more of the movie:
It was pretty country-ranch set, and the Rex's were kick-like which I didn't expect but it was alright. but THERE was not enough screen time with them! It was only for a short time and then they were gone, just there to toughen Arlo up, he helped them and then off they went! I so wish they had just helped him get right home, but then the climax of the scene would never have happened and plot and stuff would be different.
I'm actually mega surprised that there was literally no blood in this movie. You'd think with all the teeth and claws there would be something! These are Dinosaurs! There are scenes of pulling skin and scratching, and the Trex's chomp their teeth on a lot of bad guys. Thunderclap has sharp teeth in his beak and he stuffed that critter in there so fast he had to have sliced it up a bit, and when the other bad guys are pulling Arlo away with their clawed feet you can see his skin stretching but they don't rip into him. There was blood in "FINDING NEMO" (Dory's bloody nose) and in "UP" (when Carl hits the guy on the head with his cane) But I didn't see a single blotch of blood anywhere in this movie! However there was a fair amount of TALKING about blood when Butch tells Arlo about his scars. Drowning a gator in blood? GROSS! So no blood in the movie. Not that I'm against that at all, it just seemed very tame and kind of unrealistic, then again; talking Dinosaurs here...
Now onto that, I guess the climax is when Arlo and Spot go down the rapids and waterfall, but for freaking real, Arlo went through exactly what happened to his Dad and WORSE and he turned out perfectly okay, so why did his Dad have to die in the same situation?
That makes no sense to me, Plot reasons, pfft.
Of course there were a lot of good and bad things about the movie. I don't know if it is Pixar's best film ever, but I highly enjoyed the story. It had a very similar idea to "How To Train Your Dragon" and "The Lion King"
Like how the Dad would die (Mufasa anyone?) who the bad guys are, the inevitable ending.
It was sad, it really was and I really hated seeing it go that way. When you are with someone on this huge adventure and nearly die so many times, then just to split up and never see each other again, heartbreak! Then the actual last moment of the film is sweet and nice but I feel it was really abrupt.
For some reason I felt like it they would end up parting ways, and it was so damn sad but happy cause Spot found his family, but damnit Pixar. You hurt me right in the feels.
I SWEAR TO JESUS CHRIST THAT IF "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3" ENDS IN A SIMILAR WAY TO THIS MOVIE I WILL BE DEAD. I will literally cry to death. I'd be so done. Id be depressed for months, I'd probably be sick and want to vomit all the time. I need to read all of the books immediately so that I can know what happens cause they are supposed to have the same ending so says the Author and the Director/Writer for the last movie.
So that's my views, I think its a good stand-alone movie and not really sequel worthy, but its damn adorable and lovely.
I don't like how Spot was more Neanderthal and animal-like but my guess is that they wanted to focus on Arlo and his journey so that's why the Dinosaurs were more prominent with speech.
"The Good Dinosaur" certainly wants me to cuddle up with my own big Dinos and Reptiles, gosh I love the hell out of them <3
So I would recommend seeing the movie, I'll see it again, but maybe once its out to buy.