Age of the Dragons
"The Ultimate Hunters VS The Ultimate Prey"
Age of the Dragons is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner and his friend Queequeg join their quest. Ahab's adopted daughter Rachel, beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel. Ahab's obsession to seek revenge on a great White Dragon that slaughtered his family when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled, drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. In the White Dragon's lair Ahab's secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael.
Delightfully direct-to-DvD in quality. This "somewhat" ridiculous adaptation of Moby Dick, has qualities that remind you of such gems as 'Beowulf' (the Christopher Lambert one). The only thing that really surprised me is Danny Glover's appearance as Ahab. One would think that he can be in higher quality productions, even higher quality shlock than this. As far as the film is concerned, it's nothing special, but it isn't offensively bad either. There are quite a few eye-rolling moments when the CGI creatures attack, but this is offset by a pretty decent practical effect of a disembowelment. If you can appreciate a DvD quality film, liked CL's Beowulf (it's not as good though, because it doesn't have CL), and if you have 90 minutes to kill, it's worth picking up.
Perfectly fine DTV fantasy retelling of Moby Dick. Danny Glover has emphysema.
Moby Dick reimagined with dragons sounds like a premise for an enjoyable B-movie, and whilst Age of the Dragons is very much a B-movie it is sadly far from enjoyable. Danny Glover does his best to ham it up as Captain Ahab but to coin the actor’s most famous quote, he really is too old for this shit.
As with many modern low budget features the film fails to revel in its schlockiness. It is poorly made with wooden performances and poorly choreographed action sequences but it is not a film you can laugh with or at because it is so mind numbingly tedious. It might be hard to comprehend but the film contains Vinnie Jones’ worst performance too. Yes,…
Uh, I don't think this was good movie. Forgot all about it.
With big-ish names like Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones, one would expect a half decent movie. I was sadly disappointed.
One scene with a dragon in it and the rest of the time a bunch of people walking in a forest.... (I am lost for words to describe my feelings for this movie)
High-school grade production values, and way too long. Imaginative story, would have made a good book.
It's Moby Dick with dragons, how could you go wrong. Sadly very, very wrong indeed.