Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dinotopia - The Series|
Actors: Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong, Zoltan Papp, Omid Djalili, Sophie Ward
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 09/14/2004 Run time: 540 minutes Rating: Nr
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ROBIN D. (springbird43) from ROCKFORD, IL
Reviewed on 10/1/2010...
I loved the movie and the series when it was on TV - even taped all the episodes ! I was surprised to find out there were episodes that never aired!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Another series not given the chance it deserved!
Fernando H. Ramirez | San Antonio, TX USA | 10/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DINOTOPIA THE SERIES is another in the long line of television shows that were cancelled before they could fully blossom. It is not by any means a deep, revelatory, challenging show. If you are looking for accurate, Issac Asimov-style sci-fi... it ain't here. What we're talking about is just an entertaining, fun show. Some of the episodes could have been better, but overall... it was fun watching it. It was way better than I expected... with good continuity from the miniseries. You get lots of dino action (great effects), neat production design, and a good cast. The characters are interesting. Originally I thought I would have a problem with the new actors (all are totally different from the mini-series), but I quickly grew to like them. One thing... this show is not aimed at kids... its really for teenagers and up. Nothing bad in it that I wouldn't show my 5 year old niece. If you like LAND OF THE LOST, then you'll enjoy this series. And it's a bargain .... 13 episodes for a great price. The only thing is that the last episode ends with a huge cliff-hanger, and we'll never know what would have happened because ABC axed the show. But then, I guess it wouldn't hurt us to use our brains to come up with our own ending, right? Bottom line... great price, many hours of enjoyment, good characters.. and great dinosaurs. What more do you want?"
Disappointed in the ending......
Kathryn Mccauley | Humble, TX United States | 01/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In other Hallmark shows, at least they had an ending for the series(Merlin,Alice in wonderland, etc..), but the ending for this series left the viewer hanging, and i hate when a series does that. I was hoping to see if they had a second season on here of dinotopia: the series, but to no avail, i have found none. Verry dissappointing..."
Not true to the spirit of the books or original
terzap | Tualatin Valley, OR, USA | 11/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm into the second DVD and had to pause to register a bit of disappointment. The TV series spinoff is beautifully filmed, with all the believability that the CGI dinos produced in the miniseries. But true to the books or even the miniseries it is not, and I found it a little disturbing that instead of "breathe deep, seek peace", this version of Dinotopia is concentrating more on the human violence and vices of the outside world than the one created by James Guerney. As for the intelligent dinosaurs, I thought there would be more roles for them, but instead we get the soap opera love triangle, constantly rampaging T. Rexes, a Matriarch who goes from a pillar of strength to a bit of a wimp, and focus on lawless group of brigands (an entire clan, led by a Xena-like female outlaw, had to replace the Crabbs I guess). I mean, the stories are interesting. But there are a lot of disappointments if you were really expecting the magic to continue."