The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads... See full summary »
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
DragonHeart was in pre-production as early as 1992, when Jim Henson 's Creature Shop was hired to create the dragon. Since their workshop at Downshire Hill, London wasn't large enough to build the creature, the Creature Shop had to move to Camden Town. They build a full-sized dragon's head and a quarter-scale animatronic dragon puppet. But the film was subsequently put on hold, and all that remains of the Creature Shop's work is a few frames of test film. See more »
Crops and trees unaffected by downdraft of dragon's wings. See more »
I know why you brought me the dragonslayers. You wanted them to kill him because you wanted me dead.
I wanted to correct a mistake made years ago, when I saved a creature not worth saving.
How un-motherly of you.
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Like others, I rate Dragonheart far above most mindless summer blockbusters, loaded with hip witticisms and sarcastic heroes. Dragonheart is not cynical at all, and is lots of fun for kids of all ages (why is this movie PG13?). If you're looking for a really ferocious dragon, Draco isn't it. Draco is much more human than most movie dragons (if you want a scary dragon, watch Dragonslayer), but he is very realistic. In fact, the scenes without him tend to drag, but Dennis Quaid's Bowen is strong as the disillusioned knight. If you are looking for a deep plot, you won't find it, but that's no big deal. Dragonheart is more about adventure and dragons than about plot twists and in depth characterizations. Edelman's music is great for the most part, especially in the final scenes, which I think are the best in the movie. Check it out.
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