9/16/07

Dragon Wars: A Review


I know I don't do much reviews. But I just had to warn you about this one.

This movie looks amazing! Just think! Huge Friggin Dragons tearing up LA! What's not to love?

Well, I thought Hollywood would have found out by now that Huge Friggin Dragons just aren't enough to make a great movie. You could chop off the beginning of this movie and all of the exposition and you'd have an awesome spectacle, but everything that makes a movie good is in the writing and the acting. And those two elements just weren't there. The plot had several holes and the writer just leaves the protagonist literally the middle of nowhere with no way to get back to the real world. The exposition gets drawn out so long that you're left wondering what you had actually just heard. For half the movie I was trying to piece together who's good and who's bad. It doesn't help that the "good" dragon is the one tearing up LA in order to search for the girl. I'm not even going to touch the acting performances. Suffice it to say stones could do a better job.

All in all, this movie is like a really bad anime made in live action. Ya know how the faces in animes don't really move much at all except for the mouths? Yeah. There were actually a couple of shots where I thought I was watching video game cinematics. The main dragons were done pretty well, but get all the other creatures and the army and all those things and it looks like the animators just gave up. I expect this to be a special on the Sci-Fi Channel very soon.


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