BBC documentarians hit on a smart, engaging idea when they took the filmmaking technology that “Jurassic Park” had made user-friendly and applied it to a nature series, 1999’s “Walking with Dinosaurs.” They subsequently franchised the concept with, among other things, an elaborate touring animatronics show that made some local arena stops.
Then came word that we’d be seeing “Walking with Dinosaurs” the 3-D narrative feature – welcome enough news until the poop-joke ads began rolling out. Maybe the captivating, majestic elements would be the rule, and the weak, dopey stuff would amount to just a few lines. Sadly, no. However well-intentioned the movie may be, it spills over with flat cutesy humor, making a slog out of an experience that should be filled with wonder. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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