The Dino King 2012

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(20) IMDb 5.5/10
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In a time before man, when Dinosaurs ruled the earth, a young Tarbosaurus fights a desperate battle to survive after becoming separated from his family.

Starring:
Goo Ja-Hyeong, Lee Hyung Suk
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

The Dino King

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Han Sang-ho
Starring Goo Ja-Hyeong, Lee Hyung Suk
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steve Catterson on 9 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
My wee boy loves this movie, I've been forced to watch it many, many times.

Reasonably nice to look at, the CGI is pretty effective.

The story is awful, but I'll let that one go if it's intended for a younger audience. Perhaps my only problem with this aspect is that it's more than a little depressing! I won't spoil it for you, but it kindof labours the old "mommy mommy, don't die" bit!

However, more than anything I must wann you about the painful, excruciatingly awful dialog, narrative, voice-over, acting (???). Just bad. Very, very bad. So bad I felt I must write my first ever online review of anything, ever. And that's coming from somebody who's normally forced to watch CBeebies or the Disney Channel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Purplenatti on 10 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
We were expecting an "Ice Age"-esque animated movie and were pleasantly surprised at what we got instead. It was interesting, educational, tense in places and even a little sad in others!! I'll admit the script was a little puerile, but after this is aimed at children is it not? I liked it (38), my 6 year old liked it and so did my Mom (58).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Beedo Sookcool on 5 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
This film is also known as "Tarbosaurus: The Duel Begins" and "Speckles The Tarbosaurus." You read that right. A befanged multi-ton merciless killing machine of bone, sinew, and armour. Named Speckles.

Well, if you've looked at the impressive lenticular DVD slipcover and case and are expecting a "Walking with Dinosaurs"-style film, get ready for a bit of disappointment. What you get with this film is a beautifully shot but cloyingly saccharine Korean "Lion King" with giant reptiles. Before I get into the good parts of this film (yes, there are good parts, but it's almost all eye-candy), let me just warn you what to expect: "Pterosaur mommies guard their nests all day." "This is the swamp where the scary monster lives." Yeah. You've been warned. The early parts, narrated by a child actor, are almost unbearable for an adult to listen to. It's not the child actor that's nauseatingly bad, it's the dialogue itself. Have sick-bags on standby.

Unbearably twee narration aside (by the main Tarbosaurus character at various stages of his life), this film boasts some spectacularly beautiful scenery, some pretty darned good archosaur reconstructions (though not always in line with current theories, the detail on some of the creatures is phenomenal, including patches of iridescent scales, ruffling feathers, scar tissue, etc). The movie looks jaw-droppingly amazing (probably even moreso in Blu-Ray and/or 3D, neither of which I have), and one could almost forgive some anachronisms (like grass, which didn't evolve until the dinosaurs had been extinct for millions of years, but would be a pain to digitally remove from the film) and inaccuracies (like saying the marine reptile Tylosaurus grows to 100 feet long). But there's that dreadful narration.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Jeal on 3 Dec 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
my son is into dinosaurs, in a big way and this DVD gave him several hours of enjoyment
he studies the content and tells me all about it
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By chloe on 4 July 2014
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My 4 year old loves it
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By Miss Nicole Abbott on 1 July 2014
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This isn't a bad film, the graphics are good and the story line is good. However there are some sad bits so if you have young children watching with you make sure to give them lots and lots of cuddles!
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By karina on 10 May 2014
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deep storyline and well realistic quite sad so if you're a softy get your tissues out a great watch but dont get the animea twisted its not 4 the young ones
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Swimming dinosaurs? Not so sure. Otherwise it's great. Tarbosaurs and Tyrannosaurs would not have been meeting up.But it's a greeat plot, but I did think young Speckles explains the obvious.
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