Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
In the land of Orlais, a brash young Seeker—Cassandra—fights to stop a blood-soaked conspiracy. Hidden hands seek to tear apart the realm's most powerful religious order, and as the sinister plot unfolds, Cassandra is accused of treason and murder. Hunted by friend and foe alike, the impulsive beauty must clear her name while clashing with corrupt templars and rogue blood mages. Should she fail, the executioner’s blade awaits. Should she overcome her rage and expose the unseen forces threatening the rule of the Divine, Cassandra will take her place in legend.
This movie was terrible. Bad animation, bad CGI, bad acting. Just UGH all around. I guess watch it if your like a huge Dragon Age fan. Man, they couldn't even get Dragons right. They look stupid throughout the entire movie.
If you're a Dragon Age fan, here's a Dragon Age movie. It's got dragons, and the Chantry, and blood mages. Sounds like fans are in for a treat, right?
Problem: it's got a whole lotta ugly. Oh, the backgrounds, dragons, and creatures all look pretty good. But the human characters - "ugly as shit" somehow doesn't capture it. It appears to be cel-shaded 3-D CGI modeling. It's like Borderlands. Except it's not a game.
What it is, is some absolutely hideous human characters.
Aside from them, it actually looks good enough to make for some solid videogame cutscenes. But then I see a human and I'm like "Augh! Horrible! Please show me something that isn't shit!"
Dead Space and even Dante's goddamn Inferno got better-looking animated movies than this.
This was quite a pleasant surprise to me. I didn't really expect much from this Japanese production set in Bioware's Dragon Age universe, but once I got used to the art/animation style it proved to be an involved, entertaining film which is extremely true to its setting. I really enjoyed a straightforward evil-is-vanquished-and-the-hero-triumphs fantasy storyline for once. The anime influence is (luckily) exclusively in the visuals; as mentioned the style is somewhat special with a mix of drawn and CGI imagery. Generally smooth and nice looking character animation, though some few scenes (particularly the horses and some CGI-on-drawing scenes) do seem amateurish.
Overall well recommended for Dragon Age fans and others who could like an animated fantasy film set in a fairly dark, bloody European universe.
An average fantasy romp set in the video game series which does not add any meaningful to existing lore.