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  • Dunes
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 188

    Love how they hatch into tiny, but fully grown dinosaurs.

  • galvatron
    galvatron
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 7

    ive seen one of these, they fed the dinosaurs raisins for some reason

  • WhyNeighborDanWhy
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 28

    “As we all know, dogs lay eggs…”

    We rented this from the video store forever ago. I remembered that it always had this trailer for other MoonBeam Productions, but among them was this series about a kid travelling through space and time. I swear it was connected to this somehow.

    Anyway, long story short he becomes a pet/toy to a giant baby alien (and I may be wrong here) but the giant alien reminded me of Mac from Mac and Me.

    I want to say another “episode” involved dinosaur-knights. I feel like I’m making this up but I know I’m not.

    • Obscurus Lupa
      Obscurus Lupa
      I'm THE BEST!
      Comments: 101

      That’s the Josh Kirby series, and Phelan and I just watched it! I used to rent those a lot too, and the Dino-Knights one is the best. The others steadily get worse and worse, at one point they meet up with a race of mushroom people. It’s like the writers were seeing what they could get away with before someone said it was too stupid.

      • 420BlazeIt
        420BlazeIt
        Old Man
        Comments: 1

        Oh my god, I’ve had vague memories of the Josh Kirby for so long without remembering what it was called and almost thought I’d just imagined it from how stupid it all was. It’s such a relief to know the title and that it was an actual series!

  • SquirtleMan649
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    “The Prehysterias”

    I had to make an account for this one. I have such fond memories of Prehysteria, hell, for a lot of Moonbeam stuff. Particularly Prehysteria 1 and 2, Pet Shop, and Remote. They were films I rented a lot. I’d love to see more reviews for Moonbeam’s stuff, especially Pet Shop.

    As for Josh Kirby Time Warrior? Thank you so much. I remember specifically renting “Eggs from 70 Million BC” but I couldn’t for the life of me remember what the hell it was called or even any details beyond the worms eating their ship and there was a Doc Brown-esque character. I honestly thought I’d never figure out what it was called, but I guess I never thought to link it to Moonbeam.

    So… do we have Josh Kirby Lupa/Phelous review series to look forward to?

  • Trixie_is_best
    Trixie_is_best
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    Looks like the dinos in Prehysteria look more real than the CGI dinos in Jurassic World.

    I remember Prehystria from my love of dinosaurs as a kid from The Land Before Time to the Jurassic Park movies and even all the bad dino SyFy movies to.  If you think about it, dino movies never really get old or all that bad if either CGI or practical effect or regardless of budget.  Since most of those movies tend to be stupid fun or just filled with over the top action.

    Thanks for the nostalgia trip there Lupa, that was so my childhood when it came to renting movies.

     

  • APlotdevice
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 8

    Holy crap, I think this is the first time I’ve actually seen the movie you’re reviewing beforehand!

  • SpeedyEric
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 60

    I was on of those fortunate enough to see Jurassic World (twice; once in 3-D), and dispite what The Nostalgia Critic said in his review, I loved it, and it diserves its big bucks at the box office.

    3:50- Isn’t that what the dead momy from Full House had?

    4:55- I was a 90s kid, and I never talked like this Elvis loving shit.

    6:28- Those cute little dinos got that cake out of the fridge, because the Kool-Aid Man is red.  THAT’S why.

    Nice job with the BEEPS when the dad finds the PREHYSTERIAS!  That was BEEPin’ hilarious.

    The sister’s boyfriend reminds me too damn much of Pauley Shore.  …Someone, please kill him.

    I agree that this 90s DTV kids film isn’t harmless, and can be fun to watch with some friends.  Here’s hoping you review the 2 sequels.  Later, Lupa.

    • Kooshmeister
      Kooshmeister
      I'm THE BEST!
      Comments: 108

      The Critic hated Jurassic World? Oh, wait, of course he would.

    • APlotdevice
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 8

      Meh… While I don’t think JW wasn’t a horrible movie, it just came off as a cheap rehash of the first movie. Sure it was “bigger” and had “more teeth”, but it lacked the wonder and chemistry. Also, while I generally love seeing references to previous movies, the ones JW made to JP were just is so frequent that I actually got sick of it after a while!

      • Kooshmeister
        Kooshmeister
        I'm THE BEST!
        Comments: 108

        I may be alone, but despite like the first movie, I never thought of it as any kind of classic. It had a great score and groundbreaking special effects and decent acting, but the plot was a severely watered down, simplified version of the novel (which wasn’t perfect, either), some of the character changes were strange, and the third act will always seem rushed and short to me after all of the buildup.

        Seriously, after the T-rex attack the movie basically loses steam, becomes very episodic and just sort of plods along to the climax as far as I’m concerned. It’s in that section of the film I can feel everything that’s missing from the novel that occurs between the T-rex breakout and Grant and the kids returning to the visitor’s center that was just cut from the movie entirely or reduced to a handful of quick scenes to shorten the film.

        Jurassic World, for all its faults, has more action taking place out in the park among the dinosaurs, and pretty much gives me everything from the novel I wanted out of the first film’s third act but didn’t get, to the point of plundering plot points and parts of setpieces from the novel in some cases. XD

  • dougputhoff
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 7

    Is it me, or was the child lead cast because he looked as much like the HOME IMPROVEMENT kids as possible?

  • Kooshmeister
    Kooshmeister
    I'm THE BEST!
    Comments: 108

    I loved this movie as a kid, but it’s pretty corny and low-budget now. I did love this gag though:

    “I hit him with a hunk of bedrock!”
    “…you killed Fred Flinstone?”

    And I liked Rico constantly building up to unveiling the dinosaurs and going, “Behold, I give you prehistoric life!” and then opening the box and it’s something else. A cliched gag to be sure but something about the way he says it made me giggle.

  • happymel2
    happymel2
    The Fuct of Pepsiman
    Comments: 228

    Wow, it’s just dinosaur week, isn’t it? “He’s horny.” You know, for kids! Actually, that sums up most of this movie, it seems like. Another great video, Lupa.

  • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    I could swear I saw this movie as a kid.

    You summarize it quite well.

  • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    I could swear I saw this movie when I was young.

    You summarize it really well. Nicely done.

  • Ultratech94
    End Of Transmission
    S.T.A.R.S.
    Comments: 381

    I remember seeing this movie on VHS at the local Blockbuster, but I don’t remember if I’ve ever watched it as a kid. my attention was mostly geared towards Jurassic Park,  The Flintstones movie, Primal Rage, TGIF Dinosaurs, The Land Before Time films (before I became board with it), and The Land Of The Lost that was on Nickelodeon. I was fully aware of this film growing up, I just never came around to watching it. in either case, nicely done Lupa.

    if there’s one movie I can recommend you to review that I did actually grew up watching on VHS, it’s a 1980’s film called Batteries Not Included. it doesn’t have dinosaur, but it does have a family of living UFO’s. I still watch it from time to time, and it does bring back some old memories. one way to describe one of the main characters (Michael Carmine) is if John Leguizamo & Lou Bega had a love child.

  • ss2kid
    ss2kid
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

    I remember seeing this, I think, on Nickelodeon when they used to air a bunch of these kinda movies. This and Dragonworld.

  • cainsbees
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    I remember these movies!oh does it bring back memories~I used to watch this and Jurassic Park all the time, I really was obsessed with the two. Thank you so much for doing this, it really was great.

  • inspectornills
    inspectornills
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    OMG!That goon is “Chef” Louie from that other Moonbeam movie, Remote! I kinda liked that one as a kid, wanted that remote control mountain climber as a kid.

  • inspectornills
    inspectornills
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    Holy crap, that actor who played “chef” Louis in Remote and that big dumb goon in Prehysteria, Tony Longo, passed away 3 days ago. May he rest in peace.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 934

    I don’t remember most of the nonanimated stuff I rented as a kid, but I do remember these little dinos. I must have rented Prehysteria 2 it at least 3 times, maybe 5. Despite the 2 on the box, I guess I didn’t even know it was a series, because 2 is the only one our Major Video carried. It’s probably also the only Moonbeam Ent. movie I’ve ever seen.

    ::Reads some reviews:: Should I be surprised that things like Hysteria & Beethoven get crappy reviews on IMDB & Rotten Tomatoes by same people who are actually proud that they watch Pixar movies aimed at drooling toddlers?

  • penpaninu
    penpaninu
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    Oh man, I was too old for this when it came out, but I think my little sister rented it. I remember the genre and I never saw it first hand. But this was a fun watch!

  • Dragonsage
    Dragonsage
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 10

    OMG…I remember this series…One of my mom’s ex boyfriends used to rent this for me all the time when i was a kid.

  • Muhyou
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    Holy smokes! I actually saw this one!

  • DancingmadRB3
    DancingmadRB3
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 13

    There should be Carcanceritus awareness month

  • NerdToGoDeeper
    NerdToGoDeeper
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 12

    This one’s possibly my favorite so far. 🙂 Very upbeat review!