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Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)

The Last Dragon (original title)
PG | | Fantasy | TV Movie 20 March 2005
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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Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real  »

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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: Are Dragons Real? (2012) See more »

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Dragons: Fact or Fiction
2 December 2004 | by (Kornwestheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie is about a scientist who believes dragons to be real. The first indication is a scorched skull of a T-rex in his museum. Then he is able to explore a cave in the Romanian mountains where the frozen bodies of medieval knights and the remains of an unknown creature were found.

By examining the carcass he finds evidence for an unknown animal that can fly and spit fire. They cococt 'scientific' explanations for these impossible abilities. Everything is underlined by views on the dead bodies and very realistic computer animated scenes of the life of 'real' dragons.

I have to admit having some problems with the genre of this movie. Despite being called a 'documentary' it is pure science fiction. The scientific explanations for a dragon being able to fly and spit fire sound good but do not stand close examination. There is no space here to give detailed comments on this topic.

However I liked this film, because it is innovative despite a simple plot and above all the animated scenes are very realistic. They are at least equal to 'Jurassic Park'.

Altogether everything looks so real and sounds so rational, people without scientific background may think that it is a true story.

The end of the movie is open, we might see Dragon's World II sometimes in the future.


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