Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite,
Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs, Brian Thompson, Lee Oakes, Wolf
Christian, Julie Christie
108 Minutes, Directed by Rob Cohen
Description:The last of the
great dragon slayers, Bowen (Dennis Quaid)teams up with the
last of the great dragons, Draco (and voiced by Sean Connery), after they
realize that killing each other would put them both out of business! So they
devise a bogus dragon-slaying act that's a huge hit as they tour from village to
village. Later, they must rouse the peasantry against the loutish Prince Einon
(David Thewlis), whose life was once saved by Draco, but who now violates the
"Old Code" of honor with a ruthless reign of terror.
matinee stuff that only kids would take seriously, but
it's all in good fun as good guys battle it out with bad guys in
an unnamed early medieval setting. The dragon (voiced by Sean
Connery) is an exercise in special effects wizardry.
However, one leaves the theatre
feeling cheated somehow: that the story could have been funnier (there are some
great one-liners, mind you), more thrilling and just better all round.
Nevertheless, it's still
worth a rental for a slow Saturday evening . . .