Jurassic Regeneration

Treat Williams in Age of Dinosaurs (2013)

L.A. based biotech company Geneti-Sharp has been at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs in recent years, helping thousands with their research and experiments. But now with the use of flesh-regeneration technology they have been able to do something that no one though was possible, bring dinosaurs back to life. But the CEO, Justin (Ronny Cox) along with his all his team soon discover that they can't control these prehistoric beasts when these regenerated monsters escape to terrorize L.A. Now retired fire-fighter Gabe Jacobs (Treat Williams) must not only make sure that his teenage daughter, Jade (Jillian Rose Reed), is safe but also help bring these monsters under control.

Let me give you one of the most important lessons you can learn when it comes to movies, never let your expectations get the better of you. It is an extremely valuable lesson when it comes to the action, sci-fi, disaster movies which production company The Asylum make as these movies are not there to compete with those big screen blockbusters but use them as inspiration, although some might say rip them off. In fact you could say that those who make these movies for The Asylum do so with an intentional element of tongue in cheek, purposefully delivering a movie which has some bad aspects which entertain for being such.

Jillian Rose Reed in Age of Dinosaurs (2013)

So that brings me to The Asylum's "Age of Dinosaurs" a movie which is as cliche as they come starting with a biotech company bringing dinosaurs back to life, then we have a city in danger from them but we then also have the hero trying to make sure his family is safe whilst also helping to save the city. But having watched many a production from The Asylum I knew I wasn't going to get much in the form of originality in "Age of Dinosaurs" and knew there would be many a scene you could say were lifted from other movies such as one which sees a dinosaur sniffing a face as if it was an alien sniffing Ripley.

But the thing is that whilst this should make "Age of Dinosaurs" a truly bad movie, and truthfully it isn't any where close to being good, it is entertaining thanks to the tongue in cheek elements. Those range from the more famous movie scenes it imitates to Treat Williams going all John McClane on these regenerated dinosaurs with an aid of an axe and some explosive ingenuity. Once you accept that "Age of Dinosaurs" is going to be tongue in cheek bad it becomes a little bit enjoyable.

What this all boils down to is that "Age of Dinosaurs" is another one of those movies from The Asylum which whilst not good are entertaining when watched for laughs, as in some of it is so bad it will make you laugh.

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