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You will believe.
In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be harder than he'd imagined: If he kills the king, Draco will die as well.
I thought this was going to be a badly acted, cheesily written, plot hole filled mess spattered with dodgy CGI.
It actually turned out to be a reasonably performed, thoughtfully written, half-cheerful little movie spattered with dodgy CGI that I'm glad I caught on channel god knows what in a hotel room when the only other thing on was Tracey Beaker.
My Grandmother kept saying that Dennis Quaid is a Muslim. That brings it up a star alone
This movie broke my heart as a kid. ALL ACORDING TO THE THEME OF THE FILM.
"Like a pudding."
Featuring Dennis Quaid as a maybe-I-am-Scottish or maybe-I'm-Harrison-Ford sounding badass, Sean Connery as a fairly impressive dragon, Jason Isaacs already prepping his future as a typecast slimeball, and David Thewlis, delivering a performance so bizarrely stereotyped and over-the-top, it's hard to believe he moved on to be a reasonably respected actor.
Dragonheart, teaching kids to aim for the dick since 1996.
last gen graphics
Interesting as the next step in evolution for CG characters, taking the torch from Jurassic Park and embedding facial and emotional expression into a giant lizard. Two years ahead of the '98 Godzilla too, which had to shield a lot of its CG shortcomings in darkness and perpetual rain. The dragon here isn't overly impressive 20 years later, but at least they had the balls to film most of it in broad daylight and some of the flying shots have a faint flare of looking cool. I betcha the pitch for this movie was Jurassic Park-level creature design meets Babe-level talking design meets a recent Oscar winner with "Heart" in its title. Sean Connery single-handedly kills any life that ought to be there in the dragon.
Where Twister, released 2 weeks before this film, features CGI that is imperfect, but works given its grit, DragonHeart's dragon doesn't have any tactile feeling whatsoever. The film is goofy, but every single setpiece and plot twist fall flat. I loved this film film as a kid, but other than its hit you over the head score that manages to inspire the SLIGHTEST bit, the film has not one thing that makes this a net positive. The film is oddly slow for a CGI action adventure fantasy film, not able to build momentum.
I mean... dafuq is with Dennis Quaid's accent, if you can call it that.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Julie Christie was in this film, which I had no memory of.
As a kid I loved this film and after watching it again it's still a fun film.
Nostalgia aside, this is still a fun popcorn movie if you just want to sit back and watch a 90s adventure fantasy film.
How did Scott get me to watch this?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nostalgia is a bittersweet thing. This movie has a plot that makes absolutely no sense, characters that wouldn't know who they are if it was branded on their foreheads, and just plain awful dialogue. I can normally overlook a shitty plot and cheesy dialogue if I enjoyed it, but it was really, really hard to do this considering the story that was being told.
First of all, Dennis Quaid, a "Knight of the Old" (which means he's supposed to be honourable, altruistic, or something?), raises medieval Hitler as his ward and when he finally goes all Final Solution he presumes the worst. He presumes the Sean Connery dragon was the one who actually turned him into a walking tumour. So,…
1996 Movielog #68
This film features a great premise, with some solid special effects and Sean Connery's voice. Dennis Quaid is good in the lead, but the action itself is very tired, with a plot that is on the predictable side. There's some great actors on display here, and Rob Cohen's direction is solid - but I just don't think the script was ready. The film is pretty bare of any decent thrills.
What in the name of god is Dennis Quaid doing with his accent? I literally couldn't focus on anything else the entire time.
When I was a preteen I was a high fantasy hoar. I consumed any media with dragons, maidens, and knights pretty much without discretion. This was, inexplicably, one of my favorite fantasy movies and I watched it every time it played on the SyFy channel (which was...a lot.)
I tried to describe it to my husband once and he didn't believe it could be as corny as I described it.
Joke's on him. It was even worse than I remembered.
Don't let the surprisingly good cast or decent CGI (for the time) fool you. This movie is nothing but shite. The acting is awful. The comic relief is bewildering. The plot is meandering and pointless. Sean Connery voices a goddamn dragon but they made him play it straight???
It offers nothing at all to the great cinema canon and barely has enough entertainment value to even be called fluff. Okay for a laugh, but little more.
Silly but perfectly cromulent fantasy adventure for a 10 or 11 year old living in the 1990s, before Game of Thrones made dragons synonymous with boobs.
The CGI looks terribly dated today - to the point of it being very distracting.
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…