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The Great Dinosaur Mystery

Reviewed by: Dale and Karen Mason

Moral Rating: Excellent!
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Ages 8 to adults
Genre: Kids Documentary
Length: 20 min.
Year of Release: 1979
USA Release:

This unique documentary actually appeals to adults and children alike. It’s near timeless style effectively combines illustrations, simple animation, still photos and outdoor cinematography to reveal evidence that dinosaurs have lived at the same time as man “in spite of the fact that evolutionists dogmatically say it is impossible.”

This production shows that dinosaurs fit into and are mentioned in the Bible. Effectively uses accounts of secular writers and historians to document intriguing dinosaur sightings of only several hundred years ago. While it is used primarily by churches, “The Great Dinosaur Mystery” was produced with public school students in mind and is used in hundreds of public school science classes every year!

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—The movie “The Great Dinosaur Mystery” is very much to the point. It is very factual and brings out a lot of mostly lost knowledge in history that relates to dinosaurs and man. It is very enlightening and can be a very valuable tool in teaching creationism.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 4
Jason Gasaway, age 36 (USA)
Positive—This movie shows evidence that dinosaurs lived with people. They give examples from legends from several countries, rock etchings on a wall of the Grand Canyon, an eye witness account from Alexander the Great, a description in a well-known science book from the 1500s, and more. The video is of a camera panning over still drawings. The drawings are of good quality. Although the video is not real exciting, the overall movie is terrific! It communicates the message clearly and thoroughly. This movie really opened my eyes to the fact that dinosaurs are NOT a problem for Bible believers. It was an important early step to my now firm conviction that no new discovery or authoritative claim threatens the truth of the Bible. They all fail critically, sooner or later, in their contra-Bible aspects.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 3
Mary Howald, age 59 (USA)