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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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I liked the film a lot. Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale had carry the movie. There were just enough dragon action to keep the movie exciting. The Gerard Butler character was fun. The main focus of the story is survival. Those who wanted to see more human versus dragon confrontation are missing the point. The movie is more about the McConaughey and Bale characters and their interactions with other interesting "human" characters in their various takes on how to survive and overcome the dragons in a post apocalyptic world. If the movie were all about battles of humans versus dragons it would have turned from a human drama into a kill the dragon video game.
This film is crap, McConaughey, Bale, Butler, and Siddig have all done much better films. This movie was a waste of these talented actors time. Their agents were chastised for letting them do this horrid piece of fecal matter I hope.
Surely the fullness of time has shown that this fun dragon movie deserves a "fresh" rating. What's not to like? Totally bat-shit Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale (who is always good. Always), Gerard Butler when he still sounded like a Scot and before anyone presupposed anything that he does, Alexander Siddig (again always good. A supporting actor who deserves to be a leading man) and a clever premise. Plus - DRAGONS! What's not to like?
Bald McConaughey chewing cigars and fighting a flaming dragon face off will make you laugh hard. This movie is so bad and wrong in so many aspects is worthy a watch. Uwe Bol said it was an inspiration for him.