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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie trailer: even in a time before humans, it’s all about boys

The first time I saw this trailer, many months ago, which was the first time I’d heard of this film, my first thought was, Oh, cool! A big-screen 3D look at a truly ancient world? A truly alien world that was real? Awesome!

But almost instantly, I was smacked in the face with this:

He was the smallest in the herd. Trying to find his place in a great big world.

And I was all, Wait, what? He? He? Oh, and he is gonna get to be a hero, is he?!


(I swear to Christ, the voiceover narrator is overenunciating he and his just to be a jerk about it.)

Even in a land before time, a time before humans and all our fucked up ideas about whose stories are worth telling and whose aren’t, even this story is about a boy dinosaur. Who gets to be a hero. Will there be a girl dinosaur who is impressed with his derring-do and walks off into the Cretaceous sunset with him? I will bet you a million billion zillion dollars that there is.

For fuck’s sake, Hollywood. For. Fuck’s. Sake. Change the record.

US/Canada release date: Dec 20 2013 | UK release date: Dec 19 2013
official site | IMDb

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