DVD Review: Dragon Wars

Posted in DVDs, Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 19 May 2008

After seeing Dragon Wars, you might be surprised that it wasn’t a straight-to-DVD release, but despite being filmed primarily in English, the film has made over $60m theatrically worldwide, almost catching up to the remarkable $75m budget.

With a titled like Dragon Wars you can guess where the money was spent. Filled with humongous snake-like dragons, Dragon Wars sees reporter Ethan need to chase across a ravaged Los Angeles to find a girl named Sarah in order to cast away the horrific beasts. You might be perplexed how the two can fight off a deadly dragon, but linking to the film’s South Korean origin, the prologue intros a mystical folklore and legendary story about our young heroes in a past life.

Sadly the plot is all too ridiculous for its own good, but on the action side there’s still enough to enjoy. The final face-off scene is entertaining despite being let down by some very dry acting and a poor script. You might be better off renting the film first before making your decision.

Film 1/5 Extras 2/5

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