10. Keeping The Flame
“There are people out there who will never be happy. Some people want things fixed in time and space, others want to see a sense of humour about what the experience of the original was,” admits Silberling.
“So I'm not worried about it. It works for me and I think it'll work for people who haven't seen the original series. I wanted to build more and not shoot on location to echo the original show. We've improved the lighting, but it still feel handmade...”
The movie’s plot features a lot of what made the original show fun – dinosaur characters Grumpy and Alice, plus ape-boy Chaka, played in this version by SNL Digital Short regular and Hot Rod co-star Jorma Taccone.
While the first trailer showcased some distinctly dodgy CGI, the FX improved for the final version - although reviews haven't been exactly hysterical.
Still, if you’ve never seen the show (which many of us here in the UK have not), you can find it on DVD. Or just skip it and try the film on its own terms…
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