Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Land Before Time (1988)

Directed by Don Bluth

Starring Judith Barsi, Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Helen Shaver


Interesting themes for kids. Definite racial segregation overtones early on, perhaps a little too on-the-nose. I don’t like how, in most fiction stories, it’s only the mom who cares and is present and is the emotional heartstring that gets plucked. Where’s the dad in all these stories? And weird how killing the T-Rex is celebrated. Isn’t that a little extreme? The poor guy just wanted to eat. Should all carnivores in this world starve to death or get murdered so that the herbivores can prosper?

Some of the underwater blur effects are too much. Amazing how far animation has come since 1988.

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