As a family we went to see “The Good Dinosaur” in the theater, and a good time was had by all. The movie is very cute, and while it’s a unique storyline, I noticed a lot of elements of other kid’s movies (namely The Land Before Time).
Joel: Hey Lucy, what did you think of the movie?
Lucy: It was good.
Me: Oh yeah? What did you like about it?
Lucy: Well, it kind of reminded me of “Hamlet”.
Me: Wow. Hamlet, huh?
Lucy: Yeah, only because, you know, the dad dies and then he comes back as a ghost and gives his son advice.
Me: Ok. Wow.
As an aside, she’s totally right, except I would see more similarities between this movie and “The Lion King”, which (admittedly) is an adaptation of “Hamlet”. If you haven’t seen “The Good Dinosaur”, I recommend it! Besides, Sam Elliot is the da bomb.