This "family friendly" movie begins at a private Middle School class in England where the teacher is trying to humiliate a student, Lucas. But it backfires because he knows the answer to the teacher's difficult question, which has to do with geology. Lucas' father was a geologist and he may follow in his footsteps. It's in his dad's office that he finds a strange crystal, which he takes with him on a plane. There's a weird storm--the crystal glows a strange color--and he awakens on a tropical island. He's almost immediately attacked by some man-sized carnivorous dinosaurs and is rescued by a young woman, Kate, who distracts them so they can run away to the giant tree house she lives in. She reveals that she's been there for a few years and that she comes from the 1950's.
All the dinosaurs are very cool looking, covered in feathers and brightly colored, even the obligatory T-Rex, which is mostly a crimson red. And there's an assortment of creatures, from furred Pterosaurs to carnivorous plants to giant pill bug. However, all the over-written dialogue is stilted and the events stereotypical. It's as if the screenwriter watched the 1960's version of THE LOST WORLD and the DINOTOPIA series before working on this. It's just okay.