Putting it very bluntly, this is a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, BAD film. It starts off okay - you get suitably epic scenery shots of great mountains, an ominous female narrator talking of a great battle, setting the scene. And then comes the first shot of CGI and you just know that from then on in the film is just going to get worse and worse.
The acting is almost abysmal. Almost, because it is semi-saved by an actually okay performance from Eliza Swenson, with big scary eyes as the witch who created the mythical title beast. Trouble is, my opinion of her is brought down heavily by the fact that she wrote the story. The script is very bad indeed, with very bad dialogue been spouted from mouths with accents that take more dips than a roller-coaster.
The action scenes, the few that there are, are either badly choreographed or full of the worst CGI this side of "Tron". Even the earliest forms of CGI in films is better than the effects in this. The dragon itself is never really fully seen, so there's no sense of menace or...actually, I don't think there's any sense of anything! Some may argue that it's SUPPOSED to be this bad, that it's SUPPOSED to look amateurish. But the major problem with this argument is that the film, at the end of the day, is just incredibly boring. The dialogue scenes are long and slow, and you just feel your eyes drooping, even if you're not tired. If it WAS meant to all be a laugh, it would be less boring, it would be more apparent.
So basically, I hated this film. It's a film that makes you laugh for just sooooo many reasons. It's a very bad film and please, please, PLEASE, unless you like personal torture, please do not subject yourself to its pure awfulness.
I rented Dragon hoping for a similar experience. I was actually pretty excited. "How can they go wrong?", I thought. "It's a low-budget fantasy film and it's made by Asylum, it's got to be hilarious." Boy was I wrong. There was absolutely nothing funny about this train wreck of a film. We were actually reverting to making jokes about Attack of the Griffin while watching it, because this one gave us no material whatsoever. The acting wasn't funny, it was just bad. The actors made me want to cry rather than laugh. I felt embarrassed for them. Oh, and the direction... Leigh Scott needs to understand that things happen in movies. One of my friends jokingly suggested that a fifth grader could direct a better film. It's a funny suggestion, but unfortunately it's true. I would rather watch a screen adaptation of a ten year old's diary than sit through this rubbish.
I can safely say I have never seen a more poorly conceived film. There is literally no plot. They never do anything in this movie. They stand around and talk. About what, I couldn't tell you, but they do it for hours on end, in between sparse and uneventful "action" scenes. I am seriously disgusted. No B movie has ever left me feeling like this. Leigh Scott should drop the camera and walk away. Right now.