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The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him. Written by
Spent fifteen months in post-production after a five-and-a-half month shoot in Slovakia. See more »
Lee Oakes as young Einon speaks received (ie. "well brought up" but not posh) accented English - given his mother's accent, one assumes this is his natural accent. David Thewlis, as adult Einon, speaks with a strong north country accent. It is unlikely he would have adopted this accent as an adult. See more »
[Draco has been singing to her]
You have a beautiful voice.
Oh, thank you. We dragons love to sing when we're happy.
Well, you're not like a dragon at all.
[leaning his head close to Kara]
Well, how many dragons do you know?
Well, You're the first.
You should never listen to minstrels' fancies. A dragon would never hurt a soul, unless they tried to hurt him first.
[leans back and crosses her arms]
Really? Then why were you in my village?
[remembering the mercenary scam]
Oh! The village!
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Dragon Fun To Watch In This Mostly-Enjoyable Fantasy
This was kind of a hokey Class-B fantasy-adventure story but with Grade A special effects (with the dragon) and sound. Those visual and audio treats make it worth watching. This was early "demo"-type DVD disc, exhibiting some excellent surround sound when very few other DVDs were as audibly as good.
The story begins a bit slowly but once the dragon appears it's a fun and fascinating movie to watch. A decade ago when this came out, I marveled, "It's amazing how they can make strange creatures so lifelike." Of course, FX has only gotten better and better.
For me, the dragon was the only endearing character in the movie. Dennis Quaid plays the good guy, but he's mostly annoying in here. I think it was his fake raspy voice that was irritating. In all, a fun movie.
At any rate, the movie is pure medieval fantasy and theology but entertaining enough for kids and adults. There is no bad language in here.
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