DVD Review - There Be Dragons (2011)

There Be Dragons, 2011.

Written and Directed by Roland Joffé.

Starring Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko.


In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a journalist discovers a dark and devastating connection between his estranged father and a candidate for canonization.

Okay I’ll admit it, when first tasked with writing a review for this, and seeing the cast involved but no synopsis, I assumed that this would be a cheap fantasy flick about dragons. I’d hoped for a bit of cheesy, slightly lame entertainment with probably slip-shod CGI dragons that looked like a relic of the early 90s water-testing delves into computer animation. As it transpires this is about metaphorical dragons. Metaphorical dragons breath no fire, nor do they have talons - they just exist inside us all as we struggle internally to overcome them.

There Be Dragons, when it’s not duping fools like myself,
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