They are invariably sweet, friendly and loving, which might not have been their nature millions of years ago before they became extinct.
Anyway, the little ones love this fantasy version, evident from the good turnout at the Empire Cinema when The Good Dinosaur was released on Thursday.
Dinosaurs which might not have been one of the friendliest animals on earth, have been transformed into favourite toys, characters in bedtime books and now in the movies, the animated versions.
The Good Dinosaur may have just made them look even friendlier.
The American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film is about young Arlo (Raymond Ochoa), his parents and his two siblings, mighty dinosaurs who survived the extinction of their kind 65 million years ago.
While his siblings adjust to life and the chores at their family farm, Arlo’s timid nature frustrates his father Henry (Jeffrey Wright).
Henry puts Arlo in charge of looking out for pest at their corn silo but instead, he helps Spot (Jack Bright) escape the trap that was set to catch uninvited guests.
Angry with Arlo, Henry takes him to track down Spot but are caught in a rainstorm which kills Henry.
Bruised and battered, Argo is offered refuge by Spot and they form an unlikely companion as they set out on an epic journey to reunite Arlo with the rest of his family.
The Good Dinosaur is set to be a winner among children because of its sublime story and the cinematographic touch.
Director Peter Sohn, who is something of a veteran when it comes to animation movies, has made The Good Dinosaur into a beautiful adventure which will certainly bring smiles to the faces of cartoon lovers. This movie will also have the pull to get some teenagers to the cinema.
For adults, In the Heart of the Sea, to be released this weekend, promises to be a spectacle.
The Chris Hemsworth starring flick is based on an 1820 event when a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.
It is based on the story which inspired the infamous adventure novel Moby-Dick.
If the trailer is any indication, it’s a truly epic battle at sea against a mega-monster whale.
In the Heart of the Sea should provide some chill to the viewers and set the cash registers ringing.