Humorless and mostly consisting of a plot where dinosaurs are hunted and killed most of the time making it unsuitable for the smallest kids. It also is a story that steals heavily from other similar films and the dialogue is painted in big broad brushes and it would probably have been better if the dinosaurs were silent as originally planned. One of the most underwhelming Disney films I have seen.
Watched it when I was a kid and just re-watched it. While I didn't enjoy it as much as I did when I was a kid, the nostalgia plays a huge factor into my feelings towards this movie. It does many things right, but also some wrong. Had I watched it as an adult only, I think I'd still enjoy it for what it is, and praise its visuals, score, and visual effects.
A nearly-forgotten gem featuring CGI animation that looked quite incredible at its time. The background setting also looked so real it's like live-action (but isn't) as well. I'll never forget seeing those first few minutes when Disney added to the "previews" on video.