Colors are passable but fatigued, with green the dominate hue, working with jungle expanse, while costuming allows for livelier primaries. While on a safari in Africa, a zoologist and her husband stumble on a family of dinosaurs. The movie even blows the one moment you'd assume couldn't fail - the first sighting of a brontosaurus. However he knows that Susan has made an important discovery and wants the credits. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. Danger and adventure await the couple, who only want to help these long-lost animals survive even longer and prevent their exploitation. Discovery of dinosaurs during expedition in Central Africa leads to family antics followed by treachery, kidnapping, military conflict, pursuit and exciting rescue - all set to powerhouse Jerry Goldsmith score! The good guys are a couple of Peace Corps volunteers and , who treks off into the wilderness to find and protect the creatures.
Eric is secretive, dismissing Susan's evidence while setting out on his own expedition to find the dinos, securing a future of fame and fortune. For example, our heroes, played by William Katt and Sean Young, with no help from anyone, find two 70-foot parent dinosaurs and their five foot long baby living in nice dry park-like land after less than one week of checking out the bush country, and all it takes to lure the big brutes is some food! Eric Patrick McGoohan , who recognizes the bones as evidence of a recent brontosaurus population, but keeps the clues to himself. Eric's military chaperones to make sure the brontosaurus reunites with his imprisoned mother. What a fall down the ladder this cheap prehistoric crap is. Many expeditions have gone to the difficult to explore wetlands and rivers where it allegedly lives, only to return with no compelling evidence to show for their expensive efforts.
When they find a family of brontosaurus in the middle of the forest, they feed the animals and become close to their baby. When George is invited to work in a newspaper in the United States, Susan discovers a bone that she believes is from a dinosaur; but Eric tells that she is wrong. Baby acts like an overgrown puppy and it is about as real as Big Bird. Want to know what the movie's about? They want to share their remarkable discovery with the world but their attempt to bring back evidence is thwarted by a rival scientist. Up the anal track of a brontosaurus.
Billed as family entertainment yet it is too violent for children and too bloody stupid for adults. They fight to protect Baby from the dinosaur hunters and rescue Baby's mother. Flipper-style booklet designed by Kay Marshall, notes by Jeff Bond. Spotlight goes without doubt however to propulsive, thundering action cues. Here you have a family of dinosaurs, and use it as a prop in a movie about good guys and bad guys.
Norton, who wasn't happy with the dino creations and became very sick during filming. George has strange priorities throughout the movie, and he's not much of a hero, but Norton doesn't emphasize any superhero antics, with most of the picture keeping the couple helpless as Baby does his own thing and Eric's military escort plans to kill anything that threatens them. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. William Katt was previously in Carrie, and Sean Young will always be remembered for Blade Runner. Eager to discover more of the dinosaurs, Dr.
These same heroes then drive the baby off when he pesters them as they are too busy kissing to worry about safeguarding this priceless discovery. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In true Disney fashion, Baby's parents are treated horribly to create ultimate sympathy for the nearly-orphaned dinosaur. Not that it saves him from Mom's wrath of course. Meanwhile, Eric hires mercenaries to help him to capture the brontosaurus and the militia kills the male.
Susan and George help the Baby to survive, but soon Eric finds that there is a baby and wants to catch the little animal for him. Synopsis The paleontologist Susan Matthews-Loomis moves with her husband, the unemployed journalist George Loomis, to the Ivory Coast to work with her former professor, Doctor Eric Kiviat, and his assistant Nigel Jenkins in an archaeological site. Why is this country to sensitive to ethnic nudity? Sound effects are appealing and loud, contributing sharp gunfire and explosive jungle commotion. The death the other day of Sinbad, the elderly gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo, was a reminder of how we like to sentimentalize animals, turning them into images of cute, incomplete human beings, instead of loving them for their differences from us. George packs their stuff to travel but Susan wants to check her discovery and leaves a note to him telling that she will investigate further in the forest.
Its wildlife preservation message is lost in poor production and a whole lot of stupidity. When they find a family of brontosaurus in the middle of the forest, they feed the animals and become close to their baby. However, it is fondly remembered by most of the people who saw it as children in the 1980s. Plot developments go from bad to worse as every major character makes bad decision after bad decision. George hires an airplane to follow her and he succeeds to find his wife. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend 1985 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Blu-ray features mediocre video and solid audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release While on a safari in Africa, a zoologist and her husband stumble on a family of dinosaurs. A brontosaurus like creature about the size of a grown hippopotamus has been rumored since the 1920s to live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Cameroon.
Susan is curious and brilliant, but can't quite wrap her mind around the possibility of a brontosaurus discovery. As a result, the film mostly failed to find an audience and is typically dismissed by critics. Norton shares a strange story about playing a joke on Young after a difficult scene, and mentions his transition to television, which offered him more work than a career in features. Secret of the Lost Legend' on each platform. A pretty good action-adventure film could be made in which a real dinosaur family is found. George packs their stuff to travel but Susan wants to check her discovery and leaves a note to him telling that she will investigate further in the forest. He is promptly caught by the evil scientist Patrick McGoohan who wants to make a fortune from him.
Unfortunately, what we get from Disney is boredom and a frustrating, hopelessly lame plot. Secret of the Lost Legend' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Amazon. But then maybe that's not surprising: This movie has no serious ambition at all, and is content to surround its wonderful creatures with a plot that even the kids have seen too many times before. While on a safari in Africa, a zoologist and her husband stumble on a family of dinosaurs. George hires an airplane to follow her and he succeeds to find his wife. Now, before we get into the various whats and wheres of how you can watch 'Baby.