Dino Time (known as Back to the Jurassic in the US) is a 2012 South Korean computer-animated fantasy comedy adventure film produced by CJ Entertainment and distributed by Clarius Entertainment. The film was released on November 30, 2012 in South Korea.
The English dub was released on June 2, 2015 with the English dub voices led by Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Pamela Adlon, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey DeLisle, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong and Rob Schneider.
Ernie, Julia and Max accidentally activate a time machine and find themselves flung back in time to 65 million years ago, where they are adopted by a doting dinosaur mom, Tyra, and a rambunctious dinosaur brother, Dodger. Back in the present day, their parents attempt to rescue them.
Why It Sucks
- The US title rips off both Back To The Future and Jurassic Park.
- As mentioned in the plot, there is time travel in this movie. It's not the only film that has done so, as Free Birds also did the same thing.
- Max and his sister, Julia, are unlikable and annoying and trash.
- Cheap animation that looks more like an early 2010's TV series than a theatrical film.
- Most of the character designs are unpleasant to look at, especially the baby T. Rex, who has eyes that are far too big and a snout that's far too small for a T. Rex.
- Like most generic children's films, there are unfunny fart jokes and burp jokes.
- Inconsistent title: Despite the film being called Back to the Jurassic in the US, the kids go back in time to 65 million years ago, even though the Jurassic period was 201.3 to 145 million years ago.
- The movie tires to sequel bait it's audience due to Dodger coming to the future with Ernie, Julia and Max, implying that their time traveling adventure is not over yet, but so far of yet there never has been an attempted sequel.
- There are some signs of anachronism, as well as scientific inaccuracies: The evil, but dim-witted henchmen Morris, Borace and Horace from the film seem to be designed after Caudipteryx, a bird-like dinosaur from early Cretaceous China, yet they co-exist with Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops, which were both from North America, as well as Sarcosuchus (a prehistoric crocodile), which was from North Africa and South America. The Sarcosuchus, known as the "Sarco Brothers" appear as the main antagonists of the film.
- Speaking of the Sarco Brothers, they look nothing like actual Sarcosuchus, or even crocodiles in general. Instead, they have fins on their backs, which makes them look like they have mutated.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The voice acting is at least okay.