“Since the dawn of what became a legend, the most unimaginable is about to occur . This summer, experience the absolute conquest of all mankind. Beginning with one search. For the one and only. The chosen one. Descended from the heavens above. Welcome to Dragon Wars.”
The most unimaginable did occur. Independent movie, based on Korean legend, written and directed by a Korean, featuring dragons and evil armies… surely you agree this sound brilliant and the only point of worry would be cheesy effects… right?
Well wrong. As you can partially deduce from the trailer, there’s nothing wrong with the effects, in fact I loved all the cgi work (especially the end battle and the stuff in LA), but somewhere along the lines the movie got butchered to pieces. It starts out fine like a fantasy movie with gorgeous effects, then a nice flashback to the 1500’s, brilliant battle and so on, but then it takes a horrible turn as the legend gets butchered to make 2 people in LA the central characters, and LA the main battleground. Enter the morons, FBI and what not and it just never feels right.
Still, if you love dragon stuff or you’re a sucker for cgi; check it out anyway.