Story

This documentary features some the largest dinosaurs ever to be discovered. World renowned palaeontologist Professor Rodolfo Coria traces the history of these dinosaurs in his home country of Argentina. Two main dinosaurs featured are the plant-eating Argentinosaur and the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore that is about the same size as the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The movie presents scenes of real-life exploration as well as computer-generated images (CGI) of how the dinosaurs ate, hunted and travelled throughout the land as it was then. The documentary also recreates the arrival of a comet and its role in the extinction of the species.

There are also examples of how dinosaur bones are classified, and stored and displayed in a museum.

Themes

None of concern

Violence

The only violence in this film happens when the dinosaurs chase and attack one another. The images are in 3D and appear very realistic – the dinosaurs seem to walk into you or run towards you. The sound effects are loud, and sometimes it feels as if the dinosaurs are thumping over you.

Content that may disturb children

Under 5

The CGI images are very large and some of the time it appears as if the dinosaurs are leaning towards you and are about to eat you. This may scare young children, along with loud sound effects.

From 5-8

Some children in this age group may also be scared by the large images of dinosaurs and loud sound effects.

Over 8

Children aged over eight are unlikely to be disturbed by images in this movie.

Sexual references

None

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None

Nudity and sexual activity

None

Product placement

None

Coarse language

None

Ideas to discuss with your children

Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia is an Imax documentary featuring footage of actual sites in Patagonia where fossils have been found as well as computer generated recreations of the dinosaurs. It will be particularly appealling to children over five who are interested in dinosaurs.