Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|George and the Dragon|
Actors: James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan
Director: Tom Reeve
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The first crusade to free the Holy Land has ended. A mass of weary knights, squires, soldiers of fortune and priests are making their way home across a Europe that has changed forever. An age of legends and mystery is abou... more »
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A Wonderful Family Fantasy Movie
Artist & Author | Near Mt. Baker, WA | 06/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a grandfather, and I watched this movie with my three-year-old grandson, and we both really enjoyed the movie. I found nothing in this movie that would be questionable for children. Some might think the big fight near the end would be too violent for kids, but this grandson clearly understood that the bad guys were being beaten. I have to say 'beaten' because I don't recall the movie showing anyone being killed. Even when the priest was struck, and 'blood' gushed out, it turned out to be his secret wineskin that was cut! Then, even though the movie didn't show it actually happen, my grandson figured out that the dragon had eaten the final bad guy! While, the movie was simple enough for a preschool boy to understand, it was entertaining enough for his grandpa to enjoy it as well. And, Grandma, walking in and out of the room, said she wanted to watch it when she had time! This is a very enjoyable family fantasy movie."
Entertaining in a goofy sort of way
Andra Tafoya | Sunnyvale, CA United States | 05/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, this is not what you'd call highbrow, or realistic, or historically factual or anything, but if you are in the mood for some light entertainment grab some popcorn, kick back and enjoy a few laughs while you watch this movie that kind of turns the St. George and the Dragon legend on its ear. Never liked the legend anyway since I've always rooted for the dragon so maybe that's why I kind of liked this movie. I gave it 3 stars which is how I rate a movie that entertained me but that I'll probably never watch again. Good to put in your "queue" for a lazy day."
Fun medieval flick
wiredweird | Earth, or somewhere nearby | 08/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fine bit of fluff starts with a war-weary knight returning to his homeland, wanting nothing more than to settle down into peaceful obscurity. The princess has gone mysteriously missing, however, and he takes on the quest to recover her.
That princess turns out to be the petite but spunky Lunna, played by Piper Perabo. She's doing quite nicely until some oafs started getting underfoot and trying to save her. The fact that she treats dragons as an endangered species and that the knights are the danger just adds to her problems. Throw in some bad guys, some good guys in surprising places, and a suit of chain mail tailored to Piper's compact and curvy form, and the story stands well away from the ordinary.
It's a great popcorn movie, kid-safe but with plenty to amuse a grown-up who's willing to be amused.
Such a cute movie
M. Simpson | Peoria, IL United States | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The other reviewer is correct, there is nothing historically correct about this movie. It's not a serious movie at all. I first saw this when it ran on the Sci-Fi network & after seeing it knew I would order it when it became available on DVD. It's a very cute movie. It's humorous, entertaining, has it's dramatic moments, good story line, memorable characters, etc... What I really like about this one is that it roots for the dragon rather than against it. It's also a movie that I think would be good for the family to watch together. I don't recall there being anything very questionable about it. There aren't alot of movies out there that I would feel comfortable watching with my nieces and nephews, but this would be one of them. So, those with kids would probably like this movie for a family movie night."