Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

Rated 2.0

The smart, fascinating BBC TV series comes to the big screen, dumbed down so far that even real dinosaurs would find their intelligence insulted. The TV series was modeled on Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures documentaries (with tyrannosaurus and allosaurus dinosaurs instead of bears, beavers and seals), mixing real locations with CGI-animated beasts. The movie aims far lower, at the likes of Madagascar and Rio—that is, at some of the worst animated features of all time. The dimwitted script is by John Collee, the direction by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale, none of whom had any connection to the BBC series (did they ever even see it?). The dialogue is a string of lame jokes, read on the soundtrack by the likes of John Leguizamo, Justin Long and Tiya Sircar, as if they were the wise-cracking robots on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.