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Lists | Dragonheart (1996) | Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000) | Dragonslayer (1981) | Dragon Slayer (2004) | Pocket Dragon Adventures (TV show) | Other


Draco's Lair dragon movies review includes reviews of Dragonworld, Dragonslayer, Pete's Dragon, Flight of Dragons, Quest for Camelot and Dragonflyz.

Dragonheart (1996)

NYT review by Janet Maslin. Semi-positive contemporary review.

IMDb: Dragonheart.

Amazon DVD. Dragonheart (1996), with Dennis Quaid. Special edition

Rotten Tomatoes. 44% fresh rating.

Negative review from SPLICEDwire:

"Quaid seems to know he's in a silly movie, so plays it up. The Girl, who's name I didn't catch, plays a strong-willed female foil from a B-movie action flick, her character seemingly oblivious to her 962 A.D. surroundings."

Philipp Kneis / review: "movie magic."

Robert James Bidinotto. Positive review.

"Dragonheart is a superb family film. It offers adventure, spectacle, romance, wit -- and a moral about holding to ideals in a cynical world."

Deseret News / Jeff Vice. Mostly positive.

Negative review by James Berardinelli. Berardinelli finds it flat, "obvious and plodding, and only occasionally impressive."

Vidscans review. Semi-positive inarticulate review.

Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)

Amazon. Dragonheart - "2 Legendary Tales Double Bill" Buy both movies together. Or don't. Amazon's reviewers love the original, but hate the sequel. One calls it "shameful." Another is more expansive:

"Then in 2000 some jerk decided to create a sequel. ... Dragonheart a New Beginning is a disaster. They took an immortal classic and turned it into a low end kids flick. All the multilayered story and epic action sequences that I loved about the first Dragonheart is destroyed to make it for the peanut gallery. Four years of effects breakthroughs create a dragon named Drake who looks like a cartoon. The animation is a disaster. Its horrible."

Amazon. Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000). The official Amazon review damns with faint praise:

"If you haven't seen the original Dragonheart, never fear--this story doesn't have much to do with it. .. The special effects are capable and at times expressive. Dragonheart: A New Beginning is kid-friendly and will probably be kid-appealing."

IMDb: Dragonheart: A New Beginning. Highlighted review so stellar it may be by director's mother.

Dragonslayer (1981)

Semi-positive review by Colin Jacobson / DVD Movie Guide (October 31, 2003): "No one will confuse Dragonslayer for a classic, but it offers a reasonably engaging little fable."

Amazon. Dragonslayer (1981).

Droz's Dragonslayer fanpage. Includes a short slideshow of Dragonslayer images, FAQs and Dungeons and Dragons conversions. Some broken links. Droz also has a page on the movie Legend.

Dragon Slayer (2004)

Animated movie: "Dragon Slayer." Website of an attractive 3D animated short (resembling Shrek), said to have been released in Summer 2004 and apparently a German effort. You can watch the trailer. Those interested in the hows and whys of computer animation will enjoy their "making of" clips.

Pocket Dragon Adventures (TV show)

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