I was in the mood for a movie about Navy Seals that have to travel back in time for a rescue mission and “100 Million BC” was perfect.
The group of Navy Seals including Chief “Bud” Stark (Dean Kreyling) has to rescue a team that Dr. Reno (Michael Gross) sent back in time and was unable to return including his brother Erik (Christopher Atkins).
The time machine was much more believable than a hot tub, however once they went back in time there was one farfetched scene. A brontosaurus is close by and Dr. Reno says it’s an herbivore don’t worry it won’t bother them. They casually ignore it, B.S.!!! Anyone in their right mind would run from a seventy foot dinosaur whether it’s a vegetarian or not!
Right after that it got realistic and a plant from Little Shop of Horrors spits acid on a Seal’s face and then he is taken out by a croc type dinosaur and another Seal taken out shortly after that by a pesky raptor from Jurassic Park. The movie does a good job of fulfilling the necessary prehistoric kills.
I was impressed that Doctor Reno isn’t like other scientists and tell the Navy Seals to not harm or kill the dinosaurs so they don’t screw up history. If the dinosaurs threaten them the Seals just open fire and if Dr. Reno had a gun he’d be shooting too. It also was pleasant that there was no grudge against the doctor from the team that was stuck back in time and hate him throughout the movie. I believe the doctor being the dad from “Family Ties” helped his cause, no one can be mad at Mr. Keaton.
I have to admit there was a moment I had to laugh. Eric shoots down a pterodactyl and when it lands you just saw what looked like a handful of dirt thrown up in front of him.
In regards to the script, there were a few nice turns that I didn’t expect and it moved the story forward nicely. For a fun action you should check it out and here are a few more reasons:
- Prior to going through the transporter one navy seal with a tough guy look turns down a motion sickness pill. One of the first things he does after the time travel is yack.
- “Civilians? You mean snacks?”
- 1:10, the dinosaur terrorizing the city is standing there and a car subtly cruises past it. The driver must not have seen the cameras.