Dragon Storm

Dragon Storm

Dragon Storm
Starring: Maxwell Caulfield, Angel Boris, Woon Young Park, Richard Wharton, Tony Amendola
Director: Stephen Furst
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
Run Time: 92 minutes

Granted, this film isn’t the greatest movie about dragons to be rolled out, but based on the meager budget I think that it’s pretty good. It’s actually one of the better sci-fi or fantasy flicks that you can catch on SciFi channel these days. The story is nothing new, what with two warring kings at each others throats until a common enemy approaches, that being the dragons. Rhys-Davies does a good job with the material he is given here, and much like others have stated, he and Max Caulfield deserve better roles in better films.

There seems to be a lot of negativity about this movie. As a whole, however, it does a pretty good job with what it has to work with. The dragons look very good and the action sequences are nice as well. My favorite scene is when one of the dragons is harpooned by the ballista and falls to the earth, sliding towards our heroes only to stop a few feet in front of them. The graphics in that particular scene are very realistic when compared to other TV movies.

In short, if you like the flicks cranked out by SciFi channel, and allow some leeway for the budget, Dragon Storm isn’t too shabby. I don’t know if I’d buy it, but it’s at least worth burning up a Saturday afternoon when it’s raining outside.


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