Age of Dragons
Running Time: 91 minutes
Starring: Vinnie Jones, Danny Glover
Directed By: Ryan Little
Rating: 0 out of 10
This is a retelling of Herman Melville’s classic story Moby Dick set in a fantasy world where instead of a whale Ahab is in search of a giant white Dragon.
I always hate reviewing these types of movies. It just ends up with me ripping on it for the entire review. Somewhere, sometime, someone got really drunk or high, and thought this was a good idea for a movie. Moby Dick is a literary classic, but it is not a very fast paced and gripping story. Changing it to make Moby Dick into a dragon is downright blasphemous. Everything in this movie is off. From the atrocious dialogue to the Halloween styled costuming. I don’t fault the actors for doing any movie, but really they must have hated going to work every day. The film starts off slow and really doesn’t get any better. It is basically a ragtag group of adventurers, tracking down Ahab’s (Glover) dragon. The lead character Ishmael, played by Corey Sevier, looks like a cheap Sinbad. Without a strong lead, all the supporting cast gets dragged down to the same level. Ahab played by Glover, easily could take worst supporting actor. He comes off as tired and has little passion. The crew travels across the land in a boat with wheels. They don’t really explain why this boat is needed, as horses would seem to be a better option. Anyways, there is very little action, and what action there was, tended to be choppy with weaker special effects. It is hard to get into a story when the dragons are infrequent and poorly formed on screen. There was no development of the characters, and really nothing to make you want to keep watching. When this movie finally and painfully comes to a close, it will rattle your faith in the movie industry as a whole. Director Ryan Little should take note, if you have five dollars to make a movie, that is exactly what the viewer will take out of it. I cannot recommend this movie and it easily cracks my top hundred worst films of all time.
T Factor + If you like films that are so bad you think they are good, then this could score higher.
T Factor – None
If you liked this film reel recommendations: DragonHeart, Reign of Fire