The cover looks great, and Michael Gross is in it... What more of a lure do you need to buy this film?
Unfortunately, like so many of these titles, there's not much substance to them. Okay, so we expect a few naff effects and some ropey lines of dialogue, but we don't want to be bored rigid, wishing for the end-titles. After the first hour and a bit, that's what you'll be doing.
It's a shame, as apart from the tedious nod to the, 'Stargate' films, this one starts off rather well and features a passable brontosaurus, some cool monster-plants, a lovely fish-monster and a neat raptor-attack. There's also some interesting thoughts on time-travel. However, once everyone has said their bit, the script seems to run-dry, and the cast awkwardly meander round to the next part of the film... Where the whole thing falls apart.
A laughable, rubber Tyrannosaur with everso-spongy feet plucks CGI helicopters out of the sky. Some of the helicopters are very poorly superimposed and vanish from our screens without warning. And after a dull, aimless run-around the city, we are finaly treated to a decent bit of plot, and a rather good ending. But we had to pay the price for it.
Oh, this film could have been so much better with a little bit more planning, as at the heart of it all is a pretty good story. If you do happen to buy this film, then there's still something worth having in it, as included on the DVD is a great feature about the monster-making. It more than makes up for the film itself.