Walking With Dinosaurs 3D follows the life of runt dinosaur Patchi whilst he experiences his journey into adulthood, which includes the trials and tribulations of his herds winter migrations, a love interest and challenges for dominance.
WWD3D has been receiving some fairly bad reviews all over the web and from what I'm reading it's from all ages, no one seems to enjoy this movie. I watched with my 10 year old son and must say I found it quite lovely.
Firstly the effects were awesome, the Dinosaurs looked more real than any I have seen in other movies so credit where credits due must be given to the CGI department.
The storyline IS average so I understand that people aren't raving about WWD, and it is predictable but there are some comical jokes which are delivered well and there are some truly touching moments.
The voice acting was fine, nothing to get overly excited about but fine. I felt it a little strange that all the dinosaurs kept the same voice from birth to adult but c'est la vie, this isn't the end of the world. Justin Long [Best Man Down
] provides the voice of Patchi our main character and he does do a good job as his voice is great for the runt of the litter due to it already sounding nervous and vulnerable in real life so he could just be himself. I also have to give an honourable mention to John Leguizamo [Ice Age
, Kick-Ass 2
] playing Alex the bird, Patchi's best friend as he is hilarious, not his jokes or the lines he is given, but just the way he delivers. John Leguizamo is a person that could make you laugh reading names out of a phone book.
To summarise, the movie is predictable and average but it's nice and giving. It is aimed at families but I feel that regardless of what you make of the story you will enjoy the CGI and for those that are not impressed by either the storyline or the CGI, well you have John Leguizamo.