Michelle H. (snoozemouse) from CHEYENNE, WY Reviewed on 10/29/2010...
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6 stars for the first 0 stars for the second
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Dragonheart is simply a fantastic movie. It has fantastic effects. Draco looks almost photoreal when he flys through the skys in sunlight. It is definutly a technological breakthrough. It could be easy to dismiss this movie as an effects romp but this movie has in my mind has one of if not the best fantasy storylines ever. Better then Lord of the Rings, better then Harry Potter. Dragonheart is the story of a knight named Boyan. He serves a young prince teaching him the old code of King Aurther hoping he will be a good king. When the boy is injured and dying he turns to a dragon to save him. When he does the boy becomes a tyrant. The result Boyan becomes a dragon slayer until meeting and befriending a dragon named Draco. They go on an adventure to save the kingdom and help Boyan discover the code of honer he once believed in. Sean Connarys voicework is excellent as is Dennis Quiads Boyan. All preformances are perfect. In this movie we get great effects, great story, great acting, great action, and some humor thrown in. On all levels it works. A classic. A masterpiece. It will make you believe.Then in 2000 some jerk decided to create a sequel. I won't give away the ending but it left no room for a sequel. Maybe if it was done right it could have been Okay but it is not done right at all. Dragonheart a New Beginning is a disaster. They took an immortal classic and turned it into a blow 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. Universal obviously saw no need for any work to be done. He also has a very low voice quality. Nothing like the brilliant work Sean Connary did. Buy this and throw the second disc in the trash and enjoy the first classic for all its glory."
Best movies ever created (movie wich you can feel)
serge pertsev | Canada | 03/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many people will agree with me that "Dragonheart" is one of the best movies. It is different from all the movies with pointless war and which just based on cool graphics and explosions . This is the type of movie wich you can feel with your heart and your soul. After i saw this movie i became depressed because of the strong ending. Thnks god that there was a second movie which is not that strong but it helps after you have seen the first one. I think it is very important to see both movies. Still i wish to see the third sequel of that movie. Dragonheart will make you think. It is hard to be the onle one who is left of you kind.
I don't think it is possible to put the feelings on the paper , so it is better if you watch this. And wish for the third sequel. PS Sorry for my English i am Russian"
5 Stars for the first...none for the sequel
Linda Gullette | Louisiana (sadly) | 04/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first Dragonheart movie is the best dragon movie ever made!!!...the story line is just awesome! Draco Looks so real and his voice(Sean Connerary...think thats how ya spell it) fits perfect for Draco. I have seen this movie so many times i have lost count. it truly is my favorite fantasy movies made in the 90's. you should buy this one for the first one NOT The second one...it sucks...the first movie never needed a sequel you will see once you watch the movie and totally agree w/me now the 2nd is just plain out HORRID and really doesnt need to ever be watched and thrown away or BURNED!...if you buy this you should buy it for the first one of course cause its the best of the best :)"
The first was fantastic, but the "New Beginning" lacked
Seth N. Myers | Ambler, PA United States | 03/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The original Dragonheart is one of my all time favorite movies. It takes a cliché idea and expands on it until it is not only unique, but incredibly profound. It is a healthy blend of believable action, drama, and occasional humor. One of the best movies of all time (although many would disagree with me on this)The second one, however, was just shameful. The way the first one ended was very final, and it was impossible to make a good sequel. The sequel should have never been made. It was poorly put together, didn't flow well, the characters annoyed me, and the drama lacked that magical touch the first one had. The clichés remained clichés instead of becoming the work of art the fist one was.If you buy this, buy it for the original. It is rather difficult to find, and you usually have to get it used. I gave this product four stars because the first movie is still well worth the money. Take care enjoy the film."
Original is AWSOME and the sequel goes along nicely
Dawn M. Holland | Orlando, FL. USA | 04/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I saw the first Dragonheart I just fell in LOVE with Draco and I just wanted to HUG HIM and SQUEEZE HIM and KEEP HIM FOREVER AND EVER and I cried like a BABY when he unselfishly gave up his own life to save others from the evil King Eieon and his spirit arose to take his rightful place in the Constilation Draco. I'm personally glad they made a sequel to the first so that you won't feel so depressed after watching the first one for it is a much lighter hearted movie with more whimsy to it then the first, even though with the first I just about DIED LAUGHING during the scene with Bowen stuck in Draco's mouth and they were at a Mexican Stand-Off. Sean Connary's voice is just PERFECT for a dragon like Draco and Robby Benson's seems to fit Drake as well. I love BOTH movies and it is a TREAT to have BOTH on the same DVD so you can watch them back-to-back and have a nice, fuzzy feeling at the end. Hope that this helps you in some way."