Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dinosaurus!: Terrible Movie #37
A Caribbean adventure (you can tell because all the extras wear Hawaiian shirts) filmed in Cinemascope where 1,000,000 year old dinosaurs are discovered frozen at the bottom of the ocean (or aquarium if you can't suspend disbelief) which are then accidentally revived via lightning storm. It could happen. Anyway, stagey dialogue follows, and a child actor shouts all his lines. Cruddy rear projection effects, wobbly split screen effects, Harryhausen-esque stop motion animation are all used poorly. Science is completely abandoned. A mercifully brief Duck Soup-like mirror scene with a caveman and an axe occurs, and this film is no Duck Soup. Moments later, the caveman throws a pie in someone's face. It could happen. On Netflix Instant Streaming.