Dec 22, 2020
Ahh yes Gongnyong Baengmannyeon Ttori, what can I tell you about Gongnyong Baengmannyeon Ttori?, well normally a lot I'd hope, but what's hindering me is that I could only find this in it's native language (Korean) with no English Subtitles. But that didn't stop me watching this, as I've always wanted to watch this ever since I saw this listed on MyAnimeList.
I wanted to write this review as an aid to others, but long for someone more familiar with the language to come along and better mine.
Anyways, let's begin!. //Spoilers likely//
The movie begins with a light aircraft containing 3 occupants (a Mother
and her son and the Pilot) flying close to the Bermuda Triangle runs into an electrical storm, and the plane goes down on a mysterious Island filled with Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
The group of 3 are separated.
The boy is picked up by a tribe of Cavepeople - the leader of which tries to kill the boy, but is saved by one of the tribe's females, who cares for him.
The tribe suffer frequent Dinosaur attacks - the boy even kills a baby T-rex (whilst naked too!) The adult T-rex soon appears to seek revenge. The boy is taken away by one of the male tribesman who raises him on his own.
Some time passes, the boy learns to adapt to his environment, even learning to ride on a friendly Pterosaur (quite a useful skill I'd say!) and befriends a young cavegirl whom he plays around with, although not always safely as there's still lots of Dinosaurs around.
Later the boy encounters the pilot of the lost plane, who not only survived too, but has been working on a way to escape the Island.
Story: I'd describe this as a sort of anime adaptation of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island... only with Dinosaurs.
Art: Very bad, the human characters look okay but the Dinosaurs looked bloated and have inaccuracies, the choice of colours is also bad. The landscape is mostly rocky, the background is gloomy and lifeless. 2
Sound: Also very bad, plunky & nasty tunes interwoven with stock animal sounds that you would find in any Dinosaur/Monster film from the 1950s. 2
Characters: Hard to say... the Boy is clearly brave, as he protects his own from numerous Dinosaur attacks.
The pilot seems wise and adaptable.
The T-rex seems to be a jerk, but was probably only following it's protective instincts. 4
Enjoyment: Admittedly I'd probably enjoy this more if I understood the language, this movie seriously needs a translation or subs so more can watch. Regardless of the language issues i was still glad to watch this super obscure movie. 5
Overall: I'd recommend this for Korean speakers (for the time being at least), some of whom may have grown up watching this, Dinosaur fans, and for fans of rare anime.
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