Branded as a 'nerd' and harassed by the school bully, 12-year-old Arthur is rescued by a magical troll alchemist but is soon able to return the favor. Arthur's loving mom, who struggles to keep her devious ex-husband from gaining custody of Arthur, dismisses her son's 'fantasies' until she realizes their all-too-real immediate danger and joins forces with Arthur, the troll, the Knights of the Square Table (Arthur's pals Natalie and Tim), and Shane the washed-up inventor of a trading card game. Together, they hope to conquer a dragon and the wicked vice-principal who threaten civilization.Written by
When Larry gets an extreme wedgie and lands on the gymnasium floor with his torn underwear hanging out the back of his pants, his underwear, in the next shot, suddenly lands on his head for no discernible reason. See more »
[pulling potions from his backpack]
What the...? They're all purple!
I mixed in Kool-aid.
I didn't open the black one.
You don't just mix Kool-Aid with potions! That's how you tell, like, uh, which one's which!
Ever heard of labels?
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The names and characters in this movie are purely fictitious and any resemblance to any person or persons, troll or dragon, living or dead, is purely coincidental in nature and not intended. See more »
To receive a UK PG certificate the cinema version was cut by 23 secs to remove one use of the word 'moron' and shots of children playing with fireworks. See more »
Well, this wasn't at all what I had expected it to be. But the fault is entirely mine alone, because I could just have read up on the synopsis, checked the production year and done some research, instead of just being blinded by Lea Thompson's name and the title of the movie.
This is a children's movie, possibly even a family movie, and as such, it should be said that the movie is to be taken lightly for what it is; a light-hearted adventure comedy for the young audience.
The story is about Arthur and his friends who venture into the local sewers, acting as knights of the square table, searching for monsters. And just one day they happen to stumble upon Bart, a blue-skinned troll living in the sewers. With the impeding disaster of an old, evil dragon being awakened, the children and the troll have to seek the help of Shane, a game creator.
Storywise, then it is quite suitable for a young audience, especially those who enjoy the fantasy genre. For the more adult audience, well, then "Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer" doesn't really offer much.
It was nice to sea Lea Thompson and Eric Lutes back together on a screen again. Those who have seen "Caroline in the City" will know what I am talking about here.
"Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer" didn't really captivate me or interest me in a grand way. But of course, I wasn't watching the movie with my family, so that might have been a part of it. And I was utterly annoyed with the way that the troll sounded exactly like Smeagol from "The Lord of the Rings", that was just too much.
I am rating "Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer" a 4 out of 10 stars, because for the younger audience the movie does offer some entertainment.
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