This 2011 based-on-a-true-story Holland epic dusts down a subject that, for most people (with the exception of children), has fallen into oblivion. More exactly, it deals with the complexities around the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event – widely known as the K–T extinction event – that took place approximately 65.5 million years ago.
Despite the societal changes 65.000 millennia inevitably create, we find that there are several similarities between the dinosaurs’ traits and ours. Love, fear, and lunch are as big a part of their everyday life as the one of a single mother.
Already in the opening scene the audience is thrown straight into the action, where a dinosaur and his dinosaur friend struggle to find hope whilst their doom approaches. How could they foresee the terror that was about to break loose? How long had the Triceratops been running for? I don’t know. Maybe the dinosaurs have something to teach us.
With its excellent cinematography, and a soundtrack reminiscent of an old Ishirō Honda film, WHTTD is likely to receive cult status. Not since Jurassic Park has a prehistoric creature portrayal been this precise. If you’re only going to watch one film today, let it be What Happened to the Dinosaurs.
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