The Flight of Dragons Reviews
This film also affected my views on dragons in fantasy, and how they don't always have to be evil or guarding a treasure.
This is a must for any true fantasy fan, and a true delight for fans of animation young and old.
Let yourself be whisked away on this flight of wonder, fantasy, and best of all...dragons.
If "The Last Unicorn" is for little girls, "The Flight of Dragons" is for boys. The movie's plot is very confusing for being so simple. The story tells like a goofy Dungeons and Dragons campaign.
I watched this movie growing up, and though I couldn't fully grasp certain scenes till I was older, I was thoroughly entertained. Most of the humor was over my head, but I appreciated it when I was older.
The characters are entertaining, but some weren't given enough time in the movie. Some characters didn't seem to have a point, as they didn't really do anything important towards stopping the villain.
In all truth, had I seen this movie after puberty, I'd likely rate the movie much lower. There are a lot of flaws with the story. It is a classic you must grow to love. The main characters are fun, the animation is beautiful, and it is definitely a movie worth watching.
The story for "Flight of the Dragons" is strong mostly throughout, although it is at times episodic. Peter, when he is trapped in the body of a dragon, must learn how to fly. Then, they must fight an ogre. Then, they fight a huge worm.
I did not like the final battle scene between the Red Wizard Ommadon and Peter. While the wizard speaks in what I assume is Latin to cast his spells, Peter simply recites scientific maxims to counter them. Lame.
I did like that Peter used logic to understand how flight and fire-breathing for a dragon is possible. That was interesting.
Kids should love this film, if they are not ritalin runts. There is no slapstick comedy as one sees in animated films today. The jokes are more like the ones grandpas sitting on the front porch would use.
Did you ever want to see a dragon sing "Oh, Susanna?" Well, here's your chance. I think this should be good, adventurous entertainment for the kids. Animation is not exactly high quality, but it is very detailed. The music is unbelievably superb; you can thank the London Philharmonic for that. Keep in mind, parents, that sex is hinted at in the film. When Sir Orin says that dawn is coming soon, Danielle says they may never see another night. He then takes her hand and leads her to his bedroom. The dragons later mention that they were "in bed together."