Dragon Kingdom (2018) is a English movie. Simon Wells has directed this movie. Ross O'Hennessy,Ben Loyd-Holmes,Rebecca Dyson-Smith,Zara Phythian are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2018. Dragon Kingdom (2018) is considered one of the best Adventure,Sci-Fi movie in India and around the world.
Born of fire and magic the Dragons' power is immeasurable. This power could not be harnessed until a Magister used it to spawn an army of fury bloods. Prince Favian of Zaldah filled with anger when King Xalvador named Princess Elizabeth as the next ruler enlisted the Magister's army to take control of the Kingdom. The only people that can stop him and inform the King of Favian's insidious plan are the Princess and her two Knights forming an unlikely alliance with two Katori Warrior Women. Their quest will not be easy as their path is blocked by the fury bloods leaving them no choice but to traverse The Dark Kingdom, a land that swallows all who enter.
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This movie have a lot of elements that should be able to make it a good experience; A basically ok story A cute princess in Rebecca Dyson-Smith A good king in Mike Mitchell A evil prince in Jon-Paul Gates A couple of knights in Ross O'Hennessy and Ben Loyd-Holmes A couple of female warriors in Zara Phythian and Jemma Moore A lot of weird evil fantasy creatures A bunch of undead zombie creatures A couple of dragons to top it off. BUT still its something that is really missing here, not sure if its to blame a weak director or the lack of good script. After just a short time watching you start to feel bored and wonder when the amazing special effects will show up, (the poster promises that there are more dragons than in the combined Hobbit films) In the poster it also claims that the same special effect crew as the one in the Harry Potter movies are hired, but the film makers must have forgot to promise them money for their job, because there are "a bit difference" in the effects and how they looks.... Well there are a couple of dragons, and they are "not too bad" for a low budget movie. But they are not "OMG SO AMAZING" by far. The creatures have average costumes/makeup, blue coveralls and ski mask for many of them..... The acting is a chapter on its own, its not good, its not average, its really close to bad. This could be to blame on a weak director, but I'm not really sure thats the only reason. For my untrained eye it seems that the actors don't have any chemistry with each others, and are "acting on autopilot". Of the actors I think the best are Jon-Paul Gates, playing the "evil prince" he clearly is good at being evil, but its only limited how much screen time he gets (and he is maybe only looking good because the others are sooooo bad) The movie ends in a weird way, and my Christmas indulged brain is worried that the ending insinuate a follow up in the future some time. This can only be better than tis movie (crossing fingers), but I still hope it takes a couple of years, at least :) If you have other interesting things to do, like watch paint dry, please consider that before watching this movie
Just don't even bother. It looks like it could be a school play. Just don't
Seriously don't waste your time. The only good thing about this movie is a few of the bad guys have good makeup and the Princess is pretty. But still, big NOPE.
The opening scene is an awful long sequence of shots of the protagonist group, entering a newly built and unused, but seemingly abandoned small village, and then in slow motion come a bunch of zombies running - quite clean, non-sentient but agile zombies, that apparently were waiting to ambush the heroes. Of course I noticed that everything was very new and pristine; the set, the props, the weapons, the costumes, the leather, even the rags . But when I saw the terrible poorly portrayed zombies, right there it was clear they botched this movie big time. The rest of the movie is just as good as the zombies. Nothing makes sense, everything is so far off, that I fail to believe any of it. It's much like a LARP, with the difference that I would believe a good LARP but not this thin and soulless drivel in "Dark Kingdom". Meanwhile I notice the background, bobbing up, down and sideways. Ah, so they were using lightweight handheld camera's, mounted on a gimbal. Much like you would use one to stabilise your phone when shooting video. They didn't use phones did they? OR DID THEY? A bit later they encounter a dragon, looking kind of okay really. But wait, do I see grass flickering in and out of existence, at his toes? Fairly big goof here. The dragon reminds me much of those android apps, with which you can make a dinosaur walk across the table using AR. Must be something similar, at least no CGI like we are used to see in real movies. At this point I find it very strange, that this was done - according to the movie poster - by the special effects team of Harry Potter and the executive producer of Game Of Thrones. I mean, really? REALLY? Man, they baited me good to want to watch this amateur, oversold mockbuster. Next scene: they leave the village and the scout finds an army of zombies, nicely lined up side by side, waiting orderly but agitated, for the heroes to cross their path. Goof: a modern wire fence, topped with barbwire. Quite out of place. It seems that my estimate of the movie budget, should be adjusted downwards quite a bit here. I guess if you are able to look past the amateur level of everything, and fantasy is your game, then you may well enjoy this. Or not.
This looks like a bunch of LARP (Live Action Role Playing) enthousiasts pooled some money, and made a film together. If you ask me, they should have kept it to themselves for private viewing only. If you are a fantasy fan, don't waste your time with this,it's not worth 85 minutes of anyones life. I'll give it a 2 for the effort since I don't hand out a score of 1 easily.