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Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2011)

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When Will's father is killed by a dragon, he embarks on an epic journey filled by vengeance that leads him to an ancestral home which he stays at and works for the tyrannical Sterling in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard McWilliams ... Will Shepherd
Nicola Posener ... Kate Sterling
Philip Brodie ... Rogan Ap Cynan
Ian Cullen ... Baron Sterling
Maggie Daniels ... Lady Spriggs
Michael O'Flaherty Michael O'Flaherty ... Crow
Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy ... Tom
Adam Johnson ... Lance
Nick Devlin Nick Devlin ... Sam
Ciaran O'Grady ... Dirth
Lemuel Black ... Baron DeGuilbert
Louie Rodriguez Louie Rodriguez ... Sheep Herder
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When Will's father is killed by a dragon, he embarks on an epic journey filled by vengeance that leads him to an ancestral home which he stays at and works for the tyrannical Sterling in order to learn how to slay the beast. While he is training, he befriends Sterling's daughter Kate, and Sterling becomes increasingly suspicious of and threatened by Will. He orders his men to kill him but Will escapes. Now Will must evade Sterling's men whilst trying to avenge his father. Written by FridayToker

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor and dialogue | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paladin: Dawn of the Dragonslayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Arrowstorm Entertainment See more »
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When Will brings Kate back to the castle after she ran away, the clothes she's wearing keep changing depending on the camera angle during the horse ride: sometimes she has a cloak, sometimes she doesn't, sometimes she's wearing small black shoes, sometimes she's wearing brown boots. See more »

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Featured in The Big Picture: February 2012 (2012) See more »

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One of the best dragon films around.
1 February 2012 | by almar-6See all my reviews

A fire-breathing dragon is quite possibly one of the coolest creatures to have stared in film, but despite the beast's awesomeness there are only a handful of Dragon movies that are any good. Thankfully DAWN OF THE DRAGON SLAYER comes to the rescue and really delivers the goods! The films tells the story of Will, a guy setting out to avenge a fire-breathing, flying dragon after killing his father. There's a love story in here too and plenty of human drama to really flesh the film out and give it a lot more substance. This allows the film's plot to be much more heavier and a lot more interesting.

DAWN OF THE DRAGON SLAYER features a rather new and unknown cast and crew, but don't be fooled into thinking that's a bad thing. Far from it! The performances in this film are all top-notch and brilliantly acted. Perhaps the star of the film is Ian Cullen (from Z CARS, F and DOCTOR WHO), but I thought that Richard McWilliams did a fantastic job as the lead alongside Nicola Posener despite it being his first film role. I can see him going far and making a big name for himself if this is anything to go by! The special effects in a film can often make or break a film of this nature, and is the line in which awesomeness and utter crap come together. However, the CGI in DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER is excellent! The dragon's design is brilliantly terrifying and all in all it looks very convincing indeed - definitely a good thing! Overall, this film is easily one of the best Dragon films out there. If you're a fan of such films as THE LORD OF THE RINGS, REIGN OF FIRE or the TV show MERLIN, or just think Dragon's are pretty damn cool, then you will absolutely love this film. I did!

Highly highly recommended!


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