Back to the Jurassic

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Back to the Jurassic is an animated direct-to-video movie released on June 2, 2015 for American audiences. It was first released in South Korea as Dino Time on November 30, 2012. It was directed by Yoon-suk Choi and John Kafka and stars Rob Schneider, Pamela Adlon, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Strong, Jane Lynch, Fred Tatasciore, Melanie Griffith, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Nolan North, Tom Kenny and John DiMaggio in the American dub.


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

  1. The 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.
  2. Wastes the talents of good voice actors such as Pamela Adlon, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey DeLisle, John DiMaggio and Tara Strong who have voiced characters on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network TV shows like SpongeBob SquarePants The Fairy OddParents, and Adventure Time.
  3. The protagonist and his sister are unlikable and annoying.
  4. Cheap animation that looks more like an early 2010's TV series than a theatrical film.
  5. 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.
  6. Like most generic children's films, there are unfunny fart jokes and burp jokes.
  7. Inconsistent title: Despite the film being called Back to the Jurassic, the kids go back in time to 65 million years ago, even though the Jurassic period was 201.3 to 145 million years ago.
  8. There are some signs of anachronism, as well as scientific inaccuracies: The evil, but dim-witted henchmen 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.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The voice acting is at least okay.
  2. Some of the designs are decent enough.

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