Saturday, April 19, 2008

Movie: Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

While watching the Dragonlance movie, I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry. About 20 minutes in, I really felt like I didn't want to bother with the rest, but I felt compelled to finish it, I guess out of loyalty or something, I don't know! LOL! I hate to say it was BAD exactly, it just wasn't what I had hoped for. It's a weird mix of traditional animation and computer animation that just doesn't really work together. The dragons and draconians are all done in Computer Graphics and actually seem very detailed and interesting, while everything else is in typical Saturday Morning cartoon looking animation. I'm sure this was to set the dragons apart and make them seem amazing, but really all it did for me was make me wonder if they could do the dragons that well, why didn't they do everything else that way? I went into it knowing it was probably going to fall far short of expectations, based on DragonGoddess' opinion, who told me that she now needs to go back and read the books to get the movie out of her head, and I think I may have to do that as well!

I won't tell anyone not to waste your time and rent it (definitely rent it before you buy it) because even knowing DG's opinion, I still had to see for myself, but don't expect too much from it. There were a few things I did like, Keifer Sutherland as Raistlin's voice for example, and I actually thought that Tasslehoff was done fairly well (not that it couldn't ALL have been A LOT better) but he was cute.

I'm not sorry I watched it, I'm just sorry it wasn't done a little differently. Would I watch a sequel? Oh, probably, again, out of loyalty, and maybe a hope that it would be better! ;)


  1. Oh, no! The Tour Manager is eager to see this. We're going to have to, you know... I'll have a book handy!

  2. It's been a very very long time since I've read a book from this series. I recall a while back - can't remember when or the title - a movie coming out that was patterned after these books. What a disappointment! I was even disappointed in the movie, Eragon. Hubby kept asking me throughout the movie if he was missing something. Oh yeah, they left out quite a bit. I've just about given up hope on any fantasy series outside of the LotR trilogy ever being made into a decent film.


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