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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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Rated PG for some mild violence | See all certifications »
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Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real  »

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The scientific facts and the convincing dragon carcass lead people to believe that there actually was a dragon found. See more »

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Featured in Creation Today: Are Dragons Real? (2012) See more »

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Dragon lover's favorite "document"
13 September 2005 | by (Turku, Finland) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie tonight out of curiosity. First I thought this would be some lousy action movie with even lousier effects (think Ice Planet, for example). But I was positively surprised to find out that this science fiction quasi-documentary was actually thoroughly enjoyable.

I am a fan of "Walking With Dinosaurs", and as a fantasy enthusiast, this documentary was right up my alley. Sure I know that dragons weren't real, but the theories provided seemed sound enough to me. And I have to admit, I was touched by the tragedy of the mountain dragons as well as awe-struck by the beauty of the dragons mating, taking the plunge and scorching the ground as they pull up.

As a "what if" documentary this was a 10/10. If somebody wants to complain that this isn't a "real" documentary, they should pay in mind that it was not planned as such. Dragon's World is a different and enjoyable document to see, as long as you don't take everything too seriously.

Besides, you never know...


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