Parents' Guide to

Dragonslayer

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Vintage fantasy epic is great, despite a too-graphic death.

Movie PG 1981 108 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

age 13+

Good action adventure movie for kids 12+ and a well-timed fast forward

This is a great movie but for Disney and a PG movie there is one scene that is pivotal but should be edited. This movie has a swimming scene that shows the lead character's bare butt, a possibly accidental underwater frontal nude male shot, and an underwater bare butt and side breast shot of a female.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This medieval fantasy-adventure is filled with moral dilemmas, giving kids a lot to think about. For example, the king negotiated a terrible deal with the dragon, but it was better for his people than the uncertainty they had before. This poses the question, when the community is at risk, how do you decide what to do? And, Galen doesn't know what he doesn't know. He thinks because he knows a few tricks, he has enough magic to defeat the dragon. He's wrong, of course, and the princess dies because of his mistake. But when the time comes, and he has to know the right moment to destroy the amulet, he is able to trust himself, and he gets it right. Dragonslayer also reveals a world in which religion eventually replaces magic.

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