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Parents' Guide to

Dragonheart: A New Beginning

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Trite characters, cheesy CGI in violent stand-alone sequel.

Movie PG 2000 85 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

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Even if this had been the most original medieval fantasy movie ever made, it's marred by unintentionally hilarious CGI effects that shatter any attempts at suspension of disbelief. Although even the way some characters speak like California surfers and others like Shakespearean British actors could conceivably be overlooked, the lead dragon appears so ludicrous in every scene that it's impossible to take the story seriously.

And the characters are as trite as they come in medieval fantasy: the stable boy who wants to be a knight, the entitled snob teen knights, the wicked advisor, the decadent king, the mysterious Asian visitors. The only exciting moments are the fight scenes, with swords and martial arts aplenty. Still, it's not enough to recommend this movie.

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