Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Reviews
But still... being a fan of fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons and even the DragonLance world, I managed to garner some enjoyment here even if it wasn't a recommendable amount.
Based on the first novel in the Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy. Not the prettiest animation but it does the job (note, this is rated PG-13 so don't let the kiddies watch it expecting a Disney cartoon). The voice acting is deceint (Sutherland makes a good wizard). However compressing the whole novel into 90 minutes causes things to feel rushed and the low budget shows. The story is left hanging at the end (and it doesn't look like parts 2 and 3 will be produced any time soon). That said I can't help but love this. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman was the first novel I read unprompted for my own pleasure and sparked my love of reading way back when I was a wee lad of 9 or 10. To be honest if your not a fan of the fantasy genra this isn't your cup of tea, for me however it reminds me of the first time I discovered the joy of where a story could take me and for that I give it 5 stars.
They really screwed this thing up, BADLY... I didn't mind the animation to much. It sucked but I was still able to look past it, at least somewhat, and, being a fan of the books, hope that the story at least complimented the books and it did NOT!! When I first heard of the movie I was really hoping that what with the movie adaptions of all the other fantasy novels, that they've been doing for the past several years, that they would turn this into something at least decent. Thinking that it was going to be live action, I held my breath all for nothing.
When I heard that it was animation I knew that it was going to be a massive disappointment but, even then there was still some very small hope... They deviated from the original storyline, from the books themselves, so much that I just don't have the will power to sit here and list them all...
What a horrible joke!