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on 24 July 2013
I first watched this animated classic over twenty years ago & it remains one of my fondest childhood memories.. Therefore I was ecstatic to finally be able to lay my hands on a copy after all this time! To hear that wonderous theme song again.. Well, frankly it gave me goosebumps!
I could try to explain the plot & what it is that makes this movie so brilliant but.. Truth be told, I really don't think I could do it justice. Flight of Dragons is one of those films you just have to experience for yourself; only then can you understand what makes it so magical! At it's heart, I suppose you could say the movie is a relatively simple tale of good triumphing over evil; however, the way in which it's told lends the whole thing a timeless quality that elevates it far above a mere kids cartoon...
The hand drawn animation looks lovely & holds up well even in this digital age. The DVD transfer is seamless as far as I can tell.. I know other reviewers have complained of shoddy copies; my one seems to work just fine though. My only slight complaint is the rather naff looking box art.. Surely they could have used something that DIDN'T look like it was done by a five year old!!
I won't lie however; this film isn't gonna appeal to everyone. I made the mistake of trying to watch it with my young nephew & niece and, quite frankly, they couldn't have been less interested.. But, I suppose it's to expected - kids these days are so spoilt with all their technological wonders, an animated fairy tale like this isn't likely to hold their interest for very long!
So, a purchase for nostalgia buffs only perhaps! However; If, like me, you're looking to recapture a piece of your childhood & remind yourself of a more innocent, magical time of life.. Well, what are you waiting for? Buy this now!!!