Reviews and Problems with Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer
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A children's fantasy movie...
Paul Magne Haakonsen, IMDb
24 September 2013
Summary: Well, this wasn't at all what I had expected it to be. But the fault is entirely mine alone, because I could just have read up on the synopsis, checked the production year and done some research, instead of just being blinded by Lea Thompson's name and the title of the movie. This is a children's movie, possibly even a family movie, and as such, it should be said that the movie is to be taken lightly for what it is; a light-hearted adventure comedy for the young...
Summary: A group of kids is running through the secret basement of their middle school, trying to escape a fire-breathing dragon. Wait, let's back up ... Arthur, Tim and Natalie are the Knights of the Square Table. They take their fantasy card game way too seriously, but it turns out someone needs to. Arthur's parents have split up and it's all poor Laura can do to raise him on her own. Arthur's father is now with Officer Annie, who wants very much to be Arthur's mom.
Summary: Where do we even begin? For starters the computer generated dragons didn't even touch the ground of the scene. We're pretty sure the potions were Gatorade. What is a "Carpet Emergency??????" Couldn't they have found a better costume for the troll? I mean really, to make him have three fingers, they just taped together the actor's center two and wrapped the double fingers in blue tape!
Summary: I think there are two target audiences for this movie: kids, and anyone who's a bit of a fantasy geek. This movie succeeds in catering to those two groups, and quite well, in my opinion. The acting in the movie is pretty good. It's not quite at the level of some children actors I saw growing up--the Sandlot for instance--but it's better than quite a few of the kids' shows I've seen on television.
Summary: This movie is cute and charming. It seems younger kids will almost always like it. Adult reaction is obviously mixed. Our two younger kids, ages 6 & 9 loved it. Two others kids that saw it with us, ages 10 and 13 thought it was good but were not as excited about it as the younger ones. None of them were too scared during any of the more intense parts. Keep in mind, this is a very low budget movie.
Summary: I am sorry, but this movie is the worst fantasy film ever made. The acting was horrible and the story was so poor that no wonder the dialog was pure torture. I was expecting to be at the least, entertained, and at the most, to be involved. I was neither. The characters were not believable, nor was the plot. Teens will find this laughable. Even young children will be bored. It is unfortunate that it seems that most of the money was spent on very poor special effects.
Summary: I had high expectations for this film, the blurb seemed interesting enough and I'm a big fan of fantasy, and with it being a recent film, I felt that maybe it would have something to brag about. How disappointed I was. Being a fan of kids films, I'm used to them having at least a lick of sense, but the plot, although an interesting idea, I think could have been pulled of in a much more interesting and dramatic fashion.
Summary: This movie.........I guess it's good for kids, but if your a parent or adult...........or anyone above the age above 10, I do not recommend this movie at all. First I guess is should talk about the acting. The acting from Lea Thomson & Eric Lutes was good, but everyone else was just corny as holly hell. Lets move on to the storyline of this movie. Although it (thankfully) is not the worst story line of all time, but it just comes off as cliché and predictable.
Summary: This is a campy film that is Perfect for children 7-12 and parents of them. It is fun and exciting and brings forth laughter from both age groups. Young 12 year old Arthur is the class nerd, being bullied in school. This is a very timely thrust, as bulling is become a serious problem in our society. It shows children that underneath a nerd lies someone who can save the world.
Summary: I completely disagree with the previous review, I thought this movie was cute, enjoyable and considering it was low budget, put together very well. The writing is warm and funny, I especially like the Bart, fart scene. The main thing that stood out for me was the music. I thought the bike ride song and 'where is the magic' really set and warmed each scene. The theme tune was uplifting and energetic and I found myself singing it for the rest of the day.