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Dragon Wars (2007)

From IMDB:

Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a girl, stricken with a mysterious illness, named Sarah is suppose to help him. The Imoogi makes its way to Los Angeles, wreaking havoc and destruction. With the entire city under arms, will Ethan and Sarah make it in time to save the people of Los Angeles?

What can I really say about this movie? From the studio of Show Box Productions Comes a really mediocre fantasy flick in the new movie Dragon Wars. It has so much promise to really be something that could have been something good. The production, casting, and directing staff feels like they missed the boat on many levels.

D-Wars has promise with a some what interesting premise of a decent back story. I don’t even want to go into who was cast in the movie because it really doesn’t even seem that important. The acting was much too dry to lend any significance to the damaged plot of the movie. It’s somewhat linear but leaves you wondering why you should care about anyone on the screen to being with. I could have done without watching it and would have felt just as empty as I was for the 1 hour 22 minutes that I sat and watched this film.

The destruction was somewhat well executed and it was nice to see stuff get slammed around and some damage done here and there but there was a ton missed in the details of how you would believe that the creatures impacted their environment. There were too many times that you were left wondering why these dragons just didn’t do more damage and why would they really be so soft footed when they are chasing our heroes. Yeah they have a good head start at times but it doesn’t ever feel that they are in any real danger. Even the comic relief wasn’t really any good. It made the flick feel like it was trying a lot harder to make you feel something when there really isn’t any reason for you to feel connected to the characters in this movie.

For a movie that had a budget of nearly $30 million you get what you would expect from this fantasy thriller. Little done well and a lot that seemed rushed.

I don’t see much in the way of DVD sales for D-Wars as it will be probably picked through at the local Block Buster and left to collect dust until it hits the bargain bin.

If you are in need of really watching a decent dragon flick that has characters that engage you and has decent CG with out the need of a back story that you really don’t need in more detail than the rest of the movie enjoys. I would definitely recommend picking up Reign of Fire (2002) instead. Though the plot was a little on the weak side it had characters that you could really identify with and wanted to see find a way to survive.

There are so many things that could have have gone right but it just didn’t and has to be put on the back burner for so many more reasons than I really have time to fully explain.

D-Wars gets a 2/5 stars

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