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Back To The Jurassic Blu-ray Review

Back To The Jurassic Blu-ray

“Back to the Jurassic” is strictly for kids.

The story of the animated feature “Back to the Jurassic” revolves around 3 kids (Ernie, his sister Julia, and Ernie’s best pal Max) that are accidentally transported back in time millions of years to the age of dinosaurs thanks to Max’s father’s time machine. Upon arrival, the kids discover they are under the protection of a T-Rex mom (Tyra) who thinks they are her children (most likely because they arrived in an egg shaped time machine). What Tyra doesn’t know is that her egg was transported back to the real world in Max’s father’s lab. From there on out, the rest of the story sees Ernie and company trying to return to their timeline and escape the clutches of the evil dinos (the Sarco brothers) while Max’s dad and Ernie’s mom try to get back their children and return the baby dino to the past.

With the release of “Jurassic World” fast approaching, dinosaur mania has once again returned to the entertainment world. Alchemy understands this and has wisely released a new animated feature (“Back to the Jurassic) to tide viewers over until the blockbuster opens. Alas, the only viewers who will likely be entertained by this animated flick are children. While aimed at families, few adults will be clamoring to see this one. Between the profoundly annoying Bart Simpson wannabe Ernie (who needlessly breaks the fourth wall for some reason) and the comic relief characters in the dino world, it has little to offer adult viewers. Sure, there are some valuable life lessons about rules, family, parenting, and behavior and a few action heavy set pieces, but this doesn’t have the crossover appeal that say a Pixar film does (nor is it anywhere near as good).

“Back to the Jurassic” does have one major plus though. While it may seem slight to some, it was refreshing to see a film in which the dinosaurs do not talk to the humans and instead only speak to each other. While that may sound rather limiting for character interactions, it worked rather well in the context of the story.

Note: There are 2 editions of “Back To The Jurassic.” There’s a stand-alone DVD release and there’s a combo pack set that features a Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D disc and a DVD disc.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen 1080p. How does it look? The CGI animation looks sharp in hi-def.

Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? The voice acting and sound f/x are crisp and clear.

The lone extras are Alchemy trailers.

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May 27, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , ,

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