Their Budget Must’ve Been Lost in the Mail
We chose this film on a whim as we only had an hour or so before bedtime. Dinosaurs? Certainly! Science? Fantastic! We were prepared to be (relatively) wowed. What we we’re not prepared for was the lack of special effects budget and mediocre acting that was part and parcel to Jurassic School. Our four year old was unrelenting in his questions as to “why don’t the dinosaurs eyes or mouth” weren’t moving” on any closeup shot. My wife and I stayed awake by pointing all the continuity errors throughout (from one shot to the next a new haircut would appear, or a sweatshirt would be on/off). I’m not here to be critical of anyone for trying, especially the young talent in the film, but how something like this was actually produced and released blows my mind. If your kids are used to high budget flicks, this may not be for them. If they are relatively perceptive throughout the duration of a film and it’s details, this may not be for them. If as a family you want to be entertained by the film and not it’s grievous errors, this will it be for you.