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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No real positive messages.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent violence and some gore and blood. A komodo dragon is created in a genetic research lab and eats the head off a researcher. Dinosaurs run amok in Los Angeles, killing people, biting off their heads, and flying away with them. Humans kill dinosaurs with axes, hockey sticks, and guns.
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Some profanity: "a--hole," "s--t," "son of a bitch."
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Products & Purchases
Character makes reference to drinking Jameson whiskey.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The lead character wakes up with beer bottles on his nightstand and acts like he's hungover. Characters drink in a bar. One of the characters makes reference to wanting to drink Jameson whiskey.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Age of Dinosaurs is an incredibly stupid 2013 movie about dinosaurs brought back into the world through the miracle of genetics that run amok in Los Angeles. Though it's obviously going for the "so bad it's good" type of movie, a la Sharknado, unfortunately this movie is so bad, it's just not enjoyable. Basically, this is 90 minutes of people running from cheesy, poorly made CGI dinosaurs. There is some gore: Characters get their heads chewed off by dinosaurs, followed by blood splatter. There's some profanity: "a--hole," "s--t," "son of a bitch." There really is nothing worthwhile about this movie for any member of the family, even for those who enjoy cheesy B-movies. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Wow -- unlike other "so bad, they're good" movies such as Sharknado, AGE OF DINOSAURS is just a terrible movie in every way. Any potential menace from the dinosaurs is tempered by how the awful CGI ruins any remote potential of "suspension of disbelief." The premise is flimsy at best, the writing is lousy (and not even funny-lousy), and the ending is unsatisfying. There really is nothing worthwhile about this movie, not even as mindless entertainment.
Perhaps the only good thing that can be said is that most of the actors do the best they can with what little they're given and manage lines such as "Follow that pteranodon! Step on it!" without rolling their eyes and smirking. Still -- and this cannot be stressed enough -- this is a really bad movie and should be avoided at all costs.
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