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.

Synopsis:

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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