Ray wrote:I recall The Land Before Time pulling no punches, and he was forced to tone that down by the studio not to mention that film deals with racial prejudice right on the nose, it's not even subtle.
It's easy to forget with how Universal milked the franchise to death and beyond with all the horrible direct to video sequels, that the original land before time was a genuinely great movie.
Gus Hanson wrote:IDK if it's unfortunate to say that when I was a kid, the first Land Before Time film I saw was number three The Time of the Great Giving. It's still my favorite of all the sequels I have seen right next to Land of the Mists. As for going from the kid friendly sequels to the original where everything is no holds barred, bit jarring to say the least. Any of you hear the theory going around that when they reach the Great Valley, it really meant that they all went to Heaven?
I haven't seen past 7 and honestly I have no doubt that the recent ones with the micro Dinosours are crap but I don't think any before 8 are full on horrible.
Rating them from what I remember (probably been 10-12 years since I re-watched any of them aside from the original)
1 = Great
2 = Good
3 = Weak to Ok / Meh
4 = Very Good
5 = Good
6 = Decent
7 = Decent to Good