Dragonheart (1996) Movie Review

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Dragonheart (1996)

1996 | PG-13 | Drama, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
103 minutes / 1h 43min

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Dragonheart Plot Synopsis:

The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him.

Dragonheart (1996) Review

Rob Cohen‘s Dragonheart (1996) tells the story of the last dragon helping to rid the evil ruler. The dragon is voiced by Sean Connery and for me that was enjoyable. The dragon and Einon (David Thewlis) share their fate because if one dies then so shall the other. This was done when the dragon gave half its heart to save young Einon so that the monarch could survive. Bowen (Dennis Quaid) come to terms with the dragon for a mutual alliance.

The story falls into a seen-it-already stereotype which was disappointing. The dragon looked great and was designed by Scott Squire’s Industrial Light & Magic team who also did Jurassic Park. In 1996 Dragonheart was nominated for "Best Visual Effects."

I did like the movie a little but was bored because there was nothing new to be told her. I was bored at some points, and I will not watch this movie again.

  • Dragonheart Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 5.46
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.0

About Dragonheart 1996

Title: Dragonheart
AKA: DragonHeart
Year: 1996
Runtime: 103 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.73/5 stars from 84,832 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 84,832
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Dragonheart Cast Starring: David Thewlis, Jason Isaacs, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Sean Connery, Brian Thompson, Terry O'Neill, Lee Oakes, Thom Baker, John Gielgud, Buddy Quaid, Eva Vejmelková, Milan Bahúl, Wolf Christian, Eva Vejmelková, Milan Bahúl, Peter Hric, Sandra Kovacicova, Kyle Cohen
Dragonheart Writers: Patrick Read Johnson, Charles Edward Pogue
Dragonheart Director: Rob Cohen
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA