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The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Stale, slow dino friends tale for very young only.

Movie G 2007 77 minutes
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age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

beaten to death

you know when a film series is dead when you have the number X in the title
age 2+

Terrible Movie

This movie was terrible. Just like with every single other sequel to the greatness that is the ORIGINAL LAND BEFORE TIME movie, its was not even close as far as story, dialogue, animation, nothing. The only reason I would recommend this movie to anyone is if they are trying to finish the series, which by the way has a total of 13 movies. That's right. Count them. 13. If they really wanted to make another great LBT film, then bring back Lucas, Spielberg, and Bluth to do a new one

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THE LAND BEFORE TIME XII: THE GREAT DAY OF THE FLYERS provides some harmless entertainment for preschoolers, but plods along at an incredibly slow pace. The scene of the friends following a sleepwalking friend to protect him along his somnolent way seemed particularly long. A few perky songs like "Flip, Flap and Fly" are sprinkled throughout to keep the energy level up. However these ditties almost make Barney songs sound sophisticated.

The animation is serviceable, particularly the natural surroundings in which the action took place. The pidgin English of main character Petrie -- "me see friends!" "me no know!" -- might feel familiar to preschoolers, but it's not something that most parents will want to reinforce.

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