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DragonHeart (1996)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  31 May 1996 (USA)
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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

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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 Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for action/violence | See all certifications »

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31 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$57,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 2,240,387,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

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ITL 3,022,834,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)
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Bowen: [Draco is towing him through the air by a cable attached to his leg] You can't fly forever!
Draco: Neither can you!
Bowen: Oh, no...!
Draco: Come, visit the woods!
[flies over the canopy, dragging Bowen through the trees]
Draco: Look out!
[Bowen narrowly avoids a tree... ]
Draco: Well done!
[... and crashes into the next one]
Draco: Ooh! Pity. That must have hurt.
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Near perfection.
1 April 2002 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Dragonheart is an excellent movie. The CGI of Draco is superb, especially for its time, and the storyline is well thought out. Although the movie lacks a decent antagonist, the plot fills in for whatever Einon lacks in his role.

Draco is such an excellent character, possibly one of my favorites of all-time in films. He is exactly what a dragon should be, exactly how I imagined. Quaid does an excellent job as Bowen, and did well as Draco was not really there during filming.

The music in Dragonheart is one of the most memorable themes ever composed. Randy Edelman composed a great theme for this film, which could probably be recognized by nearly anybody. "This is from Dragonheart!"

This is definitely one of the best movies ever made. The acting is excellent, CGI fits perfectly, the characters are deep, well-rounded, and the storyline and plotline are both great. The ending is so sad, though. If you're a male, make sure no one else is around while watching this movie if you're ashamed of crying in front of people.

Watch this movie. It's a great way to spend some time.


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