DRAGONHEART: A REVIEW
A Captivating Dragon in an Uneven Movie
The dragon, Draco, endowed with Sean Connery's voice, is
charming, a perfect delight. The main plot about the last
dragon and the last dragon-slayer (played by Dennis Quaid)
teaming up to perpetrate a profitable hoax on an unsuspecting
populace is also most original, entertaining, and fun.
But the movie gets lost. Personally, I found the tortuous
and drawn-out sub-plot, involving the somewhat gratuitous
heroine and the loutish prince who's determined to subdue
her, both hackneyed and tedious.
It's still very much worth watching, mostly for the sake
of the sage and witty dragon. So much so that I sincerely
regret the subplot that feels as if it was stuffed in for
filler. This could have been a truly great dragon movie.
You can of course, if you want to, fast-forward through
the subplot parts. And of course, the special effects are
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