Dragon Head (Doragon heddo) Reviews

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Ini film bagus saat saya masih bocah

    Ini film bagus saat saya masih bocah

  • Aug 13, 2011

    bad scripted, bad played movie that creates well closed apocalyptic world and that is why becomes cult classic.

    bad scripted, bad played movie that creates well closed apocalyptic world and that is why becomes cult classic.

  • Luke B Super Reviewer
    May 07, 2011

    An absolute corker. Dragon Head is a film I knew nothing about. It starts in a demolished tunnel. A train crash. Three students have survived. 2 boys and a girl. They are unsure as to what has happened. One boy recalls seeing blinding lights outside the windows before the crash. This is the premise of the first 40 minutes, which works as its own film. One boy is hoping to be rescued but then plans his escape, while the other descends into madness. It's like a mini version of Lord of the Flies. I will mention the girl only this once as she is the reason I didn't give this film a perfect 10. She is a whiny character, that screams when someone is attacking her and then screams at the person protecting her. She complains about the scary tunnel, but whines about how dangerous the escape looks. All she does is whine, bitch, moan, and generally irritate. This first 40 minutes serves as all the character development. It's a great idea to build a huge movie in such a confined space. After the students leave tunnel, they find the world is covered in something white. Destruction is everywhere, and it's hard to separate the sky from the land. The effects here are wonderful. It's a fantastical and daring image. As the students walk on they discover some other survivors. These survivors have lost all hope and are planning to end it for everyone. Based on a Manga, the film should be episodic. However, due to the emotional connection developed, each scene has a welcome fluidity that allows it to go from creepy birthday party gone wrong, to helicopter action sequence. As the film begins to wind down, it has no reservations with slowing it all down allowing us to appreciate all the messages. It's a film about hope, where those that give up are the real failures. As some of the characters begin to remove fear, they forget that it's the fear that helps us survive. One of the best disaster movies you will ever see.

    An absolute corker. Dragon Head is a film I knew nothing about. It starts in a demolished tunnel. A train crash. Three students have survived. 2 boys and a girl. They are unsure as to what has happened. One boy recalls seeing blinding lights outside the windows before the crash. This is the premise of the first 40 minutes, which works as its own film. One boy is hoping to be rescued but then plans his escape, while the other descends into madness. It's like a mini version of Lord of the Flies. I will mention the girl only this once as she is the reason I didn't give this film a perfect 10. She is a whiny character, that screams when someone is attacking her and then screams at the person protecting her. She complains about the scary tunnel, but whines about how dangerous the escape looks. All she does is whine, bitch, moan, and generally irritate. This first 40 minutes serves as all the character development. It's a great idea to build a huge movie in such a confined space. After the students leave tunnel, they find the world is covered in something white. Destruction is everywhere, and it's hard to separate the sky from the land. The effects here are wonderful. It's a fantastical and daring image. As the students walk on they discover some other survivors. These survivors have lost all hope and are planning to end it for everyone. Based on a Manga, the film should be episodic. However, due to the emotional connection developed, each scene has a welcome fluidity that allows it to go from creepy birthday party gone wrong, to helicopter action sequence. As the film begins to wind down, it has no reservations with slowing it all down allowing us to appreciate all the messages. It's a film about hope, where those that give up are the real failures. As some of the characters begin to remove fear, they forget that it's the fear that helps us survive. One of the best disaster movies you will ever see.

  • May 04, 2011

    A movie spin-off based from the Manga: Two teenagers journey through a post-apocalyptic Japan, surviving cataclysmic events, and deranged survivors. Acting and VFX is pretty decent, however the movie drags a lot.

    A movie spin-off based from the Manga: Two teenagers journey through a post-apocalyptic Japan, surviving cataclysmic events, and deranged survivors. Acting and VFX is pretty decent, however the movie drags a lot.

  • Apr 16, 2011

    Excellent Japanese disaster film!

    Excellent Japanese disaster film!

  • Apr 16, 2011

    The japanese make the craziest films, this is one of them.

    The japanese make the craziest films, this is one of them.

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Based on the manga of the same name, this is one of the better end-of-the-world movies out there. If you like disaster films that have stunning visual and special effects, you won't be disappointed here. I didn't find one boring or slow moment of the film; the suspense and action were well paced. But unlike its American blockbuster counterparts, the story and characters here are well written and well done (in more ways than one!).

    Based on the manga of the same name, this is one of the better end-of-the-world movies out there. If you like disaster films that have stunning visual and special effects, you won't be disappointed here. I didn't find one boring or slow moment of the film; the suspense and action were well paced. But unlike its American blockbuster counterparts, the story and characters here are well written and well done (in more ways than one!).

  • Sep 16, 2010

    Based on the manga of the same name, this is one of the better end-of-the-world movies out there. If you like disaster films that have stunning visual and special effects, you won't be disappointed here. I didn't find one boring or slow moment of the film; the suspense and action were well paced. But unlike its American blockbuster counterparts, the story and characters here are well written and well done (in more ways than one!).

    Based on the manga of the same name, this is one of the better end-of-the-world movies out there. If you like disaster films that have stunning visual and special effects, you won't be disappointed here. I didn't find one boring or slow moment of the film; the suspense and action were well paced. But unlike its American blockbuster counterparts, the story and characters here are well written and well done (in more ways than one!).

  • Sep 16, 2010

    Very dry, very unexciting. It is a post apocalyptic world and if you paid attention in science class at all in school, the first time the two leads emerge from the train tunnel you will know instantly what happened. This is based off of a manga and the point of the movie is to get one to reflect on fear, how it affects positively and negatively, as well as understanding what truly is important. The problem is, on film, it does not translate well because the situations the leads enter and emerge kind of become a "are you kidding me? they survived that?" time and time again. The best special effects are saved for the end and it does have some disturbing visuals but being over 2 hours you might find yourself wanting to either fall asleep or turn it off.

    Very dry, very unexciting. It is a post apocalyptic world and if you paid attention in science class at all in school, the first time the two leads emerge from the train tunnel you will know instantly what happened. This is based off of a manga and the point of the movie is to get one to reflect on fear, how it affects positively and negatively, as well as understanding what truly is important. The problem is, on film, it does not translate well because the situations the leads enter and emerge kind of become a "are you kidding me? they survived that?" time and time again. The best special effects are saved for the end and it does have some disturbing visuals but being over 2 hours you might find yourself wanting to either fall asleep or turn it off.

  • Sep 16, 2010

    Un film catastrophe nippon en forme d'Armageddon forcement dantesque et qui semble evoquer la destruction nucleaire lors de la deuxieme guerre mondiale. On reste dans les codes du genre et le film n'a pas a rougir face aux productions hollywoodiennes d'autant ques les effets speciaux sont tout simplement tres credibles. On decouvrent des paysages et unTokyo completement remodeles et meconnaissables suite a des eruptions volcaniques et des pluies de cendres. On y denote la trace d'un sentiment de mal-etre dans une societe tres normative ; plusieurs personnages du films sont prives d'une maniere ou une autre de la capacite de ressentir des emotions. La confiscation de la capacite a s'emouvoir est un theme souvent aborde dans la sciences-fiction ou le fantastique (citons THX 138, Equilibrium,1984). L'emotion s'affronte a la cognition avec qui pourtant elle entretient des liens etroits et dont elle ne saurait etre separe.

    Un film catastrophe nippon en forme d'Armageddon forcement dantesque et qui semble evoquer la destruction nucleaire lors de la deuxieme guerre mondiale. On reste dans les codes du genre et le film n'a pas a rougir face aux productions hollywoodiennes d'autant ques les effets speciaux sont tout simplement tres credibles. On decouvrent des paysages et unTokyo completement remodeles et meconnaissables suite a des eruptions volcaniques et des pluies de cendres. On y denote la trace d'un sentiment de mal-etre dans une societe tres normative ; plusieurs personnages du films sont prives d'une maniere ou une autre de la capacite de ressentir des emotions. La confiscation de la capacite a s'emouvoir est un theme souvent aborde dans la sciences-fiction ou le fantastique (citons THX 138, Equilibrium,1984). L'emotion s'affronte a la cognition avec qui pourtant elle entretient des liens etroits et dont elle ne saurait etre separe.