Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017) is a English movie. Patrik Syversen has directed this movie. Patrick Stewart,Tom Rhys Harries,Jessamine-Bliss Bell,Tamzin Merchant are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2017. Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017) is considered one of the best Action,Adventure,Drama,Fantasy movie in India and around the world.
Sir Patrick Stewart voices Drago, the magnificent dragon who became bonded with King Gareth. When the King dies, his potential heirs, twin grandchildren who possess the dragon's unique strengths, use their inherited powers against each other to vie for the throne. When Drago's source of power, known as the "Heartfire", is stolen, more than the throne is at stake. The siblings must end their rivalry with swords and sorcery, or the kingdom may fall.
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Big fan of the first movie and went into this movie with no expectations having never heard of it. The Good; the CGI was respectable, the acting was god, Patrick Stewart is always a win; and root story was decent and had one decent plot twist. The Bad; it felt like the movie was in slow motion in the story telling much of the time. On one hand they needed to spend more time with the development of the early story, but the mid story dragged. The Ugly, too many plot holes and things the director and writers did to just move the story on without explanation. The Other, had they pursued more of the angle with (Slight Spoiler) the female lead character emboldening the women and wanting to be a good queen, I believe they could have made a much more rewarding ending. The ending, as is, was just ho-hum so what; predictable, leaving many questions from the final battle unanswered.
Absolute sludge. This movie though it does not deserve to be called as such, is an unrelenting war on the senses and intelligence of the viewer. The effects of the film are baffling in its own incompetence, with horrific CG dragons and hilariously bad fire being all over the place. If you had told me this movie had come out in 2017 i would've called you a liar. The plot is boring and predictable, the characters are frustratingly incompetent and the visuals being a balance between drab and really bad CG.
This movie was very touching. It was more character driven then your average Dragon Fantasy. You feel for these characters. A few quibbles: the revisionist Feminism did not make sense. There was a lot of Game of Thrones. Especially the Brother-Sister "close" relationship. Some of the supporting characters were throw away. On the other hand, for a low budget movie the special effects were pretty good. Patrick Stewart is a worthy successor to Sean Connery. All in all I enjoyed this movie.
Movie starts with mythological elements that are poorly explained, presumably relying on the audience to have watched the previous movies to understand the implications of what is being presented. It rapidly devolved into what I would call a "feminist narrative on modern society", first by painting a satirical image of "the man", a boy with privilege and all the good things in life coming easy to him simply because he's male, contrasted to "the woman", a girl who is no different but has always been denied acceptance and love for things that were not her fault and because she was a girl. The role of the mythology in the story really doesn't add anything to the narrative, other than to draw the viewer's attention to the characters that you are supposed to pay attention to. At times it represents the mystical forces of the universe that magically prefer and promote male domination over women. In addition to the feminist agenda being presented, there is a noticeable anti-Christian theme, where the church is portrayed as an unintelligent priest whose role is to be a yes-man to the patriarchy and has nothing useful to provide his kingdom, aside from very rudimentary medical care. Despite not appreciating much about the underlying message of the movie, I did enjoy the music and some of the special effects. Overall I did not feel like it gave a very unique or interesting plot, or left me with anything new to think about or imagine. The hidden agendas that I believe were in the script took away from my enjoyment as well.
I can see that most of the male contributors hated the movie and most of the female contributors loved it. This could be happening because the movie revolves more around psychological and emotional aspects of both dragons and humans insted of bloody wars and fights as you would see in, for example, game of thrones. I think Rafaella de Laurentis is giving her fans something that is almost non-existant in the movie market. Yes, the plot is extremelly weak, as have been all of the Dragonheart plots after the first movie. The dragons and the effects are probably not the best in Hollywood either. But these movies keep coming out despite their poor economic revenues, and that's something dragon fans should be greatful for. NOT EVERYBODY likes beastly, evil, brainless, pet dragons as those of games of thrones. When I picture a dragon, I picture a wise, elder creature, just as these movies present them. If I want to see a winged dinosaur out of control, Hollywood is full of them. I am more than willing to sacrifice CGI perfection just to see dragons as those from the DragonHeart franchise. I've fallen in love with every one of them. The plot, however, should be improved. The first DragonHeart had an awesome plot and I'm sure they can go back to that.