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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.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Reworking of classic novel 'Moby Dick' but this time using dragons as the game or hunt as it were. To be honest this is a really neat little idea, the only problem is its been made poorly which is a shame.
I think this could of worked had a little more time and money been invested, the cast are OK I guess...for an action type film. Danny Glover is a little miscast as Ahab perhaps but Vinnie Jones does surprisingly well as does the hero Sevier as Ishmael. Nothing to rave about of course but the cheesiness of it all suits them fine and you know to expect ham.
Of course the effects are slightly off-key, CGI is average but…
My review -- this film is now on DVD and I really don't know where to begin? So let me begin at the beginning. This film is frankly impossible to connect with, the pace throughout this film project is slow and very very monotonous, it doesn't really get in or out of first gear and because this film gathers no swing it impacts on other aspects on Age of the Dragons such as the combat scenes are even slow, which is very disappointing I must admit. There are so many other aspects of this film that are disappointing such as this film took $5 million to make and at the box office it made $1 million. The artistic temperament of the dragons is of a high quality. So would I recommend this film? No not really.
My Buzz of Ultimate Awesomeness [0.5 out of 5.]
Age of the Dragons +
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.
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