In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be harder than he'd imagined: If he kills the king, Draco will die as well.
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The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Great family fun film, loved it as a kid and was happy to see it on Netflix recently. Just enough humor and wit surround the story of the last dragon, who gives half his heart to save an undeserving young king. Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery are perfectly suited for their roles and the beautiful Dina Meyer lit up the screen as the noble villager's daughter. It gets a bit campy at times, especially when Quaid is at a standstill stuck in the dragon's mouth with his spear, but it is still quite as enjoyable as it was when i first watched it all those years ago
I was so excited when this movie came out and I was eager to watch it too. A world of dragons and knights in a medieval setting. Plus, a knight with a chip on his shoulder and a skewed sense of justice. This was one of the few Dennis Quaid movies I have watched but Sean Connery as the dragon was the real show-stealer here. And Phil Tippett helped create that aforementioned creature. Only one of my friends couldn't stand this movie but I thought it was a fine effort. It's no Oscar contender and it's not Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit, but it belongs up there with the good fantasy films. Just pretend that the DragonHeart sequels never existed and you'll have a good time with this one and only unique film.
I saw this movie in 1997 on TV,very compelling fantasy story but the special effects of first generation of graphic computer brings an update somewhat out of time,on Dragonlayer didn't have any graphic computer and the movie is most convincing Dragon...of course the new movies has used this new way and lose quality and credibility,it's happened with Dragonheart...although the movie is enjoyable!!! Resume:First watch: 1997 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6.5
As a child I'd go to my grandmother's house during the summer. She had bought this movie on VHS and my cousins and I would watch it. Then watch it some more and more. I'm amazed we never broke the tape. Dragonheart is, in my humble opinion, one of the best-ever dragon movies I have seen. So what if some of the plot is not 'believable'. It's a fairytale. So, when and if you watch/re-watch this movie, do so with an open heart. Top-notch special effects of the time and the inclusion of Sean Connery and Dennis Quaid, who performed their roles of noble dragon and despairing knight incredibly well. In my view, an amazing film, an amazing cast and an amazing result. This is a must watch and under-rated film in my opinion.