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The Dragon Pearl (2011)

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Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.



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Credited cast:
Chris Chase
Louis Corbett ...
Ji Wang ...
Dr. Li
Philip Dukas
Wu Dong
Chen Bao Yuan ...
Henchman 1
Junkang Wang ...
Henchman 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi Kang Chen ...
Hostess 2
Feng Tao Guo ...
Archaeological Assistant
Ming Xiang Guo ...
Lei Han ...
Security Guard 1
Xiang Jing Kong ...
Head of Courtesan
Chong Ru Liao ...
Liaoxi ...
Dr. Li's driver


Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) thought they were in for a boring vacation with each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a mysterious monster that's been hidden deep in a temple for thousands of years. Josh tries to warn his father (Sam Neill) about the strange and magical creature, while Ling senses bigger forces at play. They soon realise that the monster is really an ancient Chinese Dragon, trapped on Earth because it's been separated from its magical pearl. On a breathtaking journey of good and evil Josh and Ling must uncover the mystery of the pearl so that the dragon can finally return to its rightful place. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for adventure action and peril | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

April 2011 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der Drachenperle  »

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7 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing. Happens. Even while things are happening, nothing is happening. The kids were pretty good actors, especially for a kids' film, and the sets and effects were likewise not at all grating.

That said, expect about 50 minutes' worth of movie to be crammed into about 94 minutes of your day. Prepare for exposition by narration. A retelling of the exposition...by narration. People standing around. People looking at things. People thinking about things. Repeat shots of leaves...blowing around. Suppose there just wasn't enough script for a whole movie, which was a shame. Thought it could've been great.

I would say if you have a kid who's into dragons or Asian themes, definitely give this one a shot; it's clean as a whistle content-wise. Just that I can't imagine watching this again only for the reason that the whole time I was going...come one, come on, something HAPPEN!

There are some cool shots of kids playing Chinese drums that are AWESOME. They're shown at the beginning and end credits and have nothing to do with the plot; so that's really not a spoiler.

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