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This review is from: Dragonlance: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight (2007) [Region 1][NTSC] [DVD] (DVD)
Shards of a broken dream lie all around us.
What a farce. It's easy to critque the loss of key passages from the book, but that was inevitable. What wasn't inevitable was the shameful animation, pitiful voice acting and complete lack of cohesive story.
Standout moments of despair include Riverwind's growing racism, the director's obsession with tight shots of Tika and my personal favourite, the hobgoblin who throws up on Tanis in the openning moments of the film.
However it's also hard to ignore such apalling moments as the companions slipping past a draconian army who choose that moment to all stand facing a wall, shaking their identical arms and swords in perfect unison. Cheap. Speaking of cheap: it's tempting to say that the animation is consistently awful, but this isn't true, in fact in a slightly worse step, it seems to oscillate between awful and childishly terrible. The continuity on the drawing means that Flint can be as tall as everyone else when sitting down, but only reach up to Tanis' waist when standing. Although on several occassions he is gifted with the most amazingly immense arms. Perhaps lugging those disproportionate tree trunks around is what's causing him to look so tired.
Mind you I've not laughed that much in a long time. And not just slight chuckling, decent out loud laughter. Wine seems to help. So, watch it with friends who remember it, but are old enough to find it funny.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2009 22:13:18 GMT
D. Green says:
Spot on - a terrible, terrible travesty of a film. Greenpeace should be up in arms over the waste of disc plastic.
Posted on 8 Aug 2009 00:29:51 BDT
Phil H says:
I always hate to put someone ahead of me in the whole helpful nonsense... however you, sir, are going two for two... ;)
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