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Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)

The Last Dragon (original title)
PG | | Fantasy | TV Movie 20 March 2005
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An alternate scientific history, in which dragons were real and lived on this earth, is imagined in this fantasy docudrama. Dr. Tanner, a modern but renegade scientist, hopes to prove the ... See full summary »

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An alternate scientific history, in which dragons were real and lived on this earth, is imagined in this fantasy docudrama. Dr. Tanner, a modern but renegade scientist, hopes to prove the existence of the creatures by discovering paleontologic evidence. Written by Bartacus

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What if dragons actually existed?

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The Chinese dragon uses mimicry to lure a tiger before killing it. In real life, Tigers are also capable of mimicry. Bengal Tigers are known to mimic Sambar deer calls, while Siberian Tigers can mimic Asian black bears. Sloth bears have been known to run upon hearing actual sambar deer in the belief that they were in the presence of tigers. See more »

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Referenced in Creation Today: Did Dinosaurs Live with Mankind? (2011) See more »

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Genuine *science* fiction documentary
14 April 2005 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

I noticed this DVD for sale at Wal-Mart but being impecunious at the time I passed it by. It haunted me so a few days later I went back and spent the not inconsiderable asking price. Prepared to be disappointed, I sat down to watch it. Utter glee followed. I had seen the previous Animal Planet shows on dinosaurs and was suitably impressed. The hard edge of "nature red in tooth and claw" had surprised me in the earlier productions - perhaps I was expecting "Bambi" - and this degree of reality was welcome. Now for "Dragons' World". Is anyone old enough to remember the first Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie? It's tagline was something like "You will believe a man can fly." After watching "Dragons' World" I can only paraphrase, "You will believe that dragons lived." Produced in the exact manner of its real-life predecessors, including the use of some scenes several times, the flashbacks, the astonishing CGI and a strangely familiar T. rex, the verisimilitude is perfect. Above all the dance and mating of the doomed mountain dragons is alone worth the price of admission. The nearly convincing zoological speculations anchor the whole production. From the beginning we know, as with the dinosaurs, that the dragons are doomed so no one should be surprised by the sadness and tragedy of the story. However, if you love palaeontology, legends and have even a hint of imagination, "Dragons' World" will prove a fine way to spend some time.


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