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Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Medieval fantasy has some battle violence, sorcery.

Movie PG-13 2017 98 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

I actually liked it

I'm a huge dragon heart fan and it's not as good at the 1st one but deff did like it and kept my interest so yep it was worth it .
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Overall, this is an entertaining medieval fantasy movie. The not-great CGI of the dragon can be overlooked because Patrick Stewart provides the dragon's voice. Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire can be enjoyed on its own terms, even if one has not seen the other movies in the Dragonheart series. There's a dry humor to the dialogue that comes very close to being self-aware, but stays reined in just enough to not distract from the central story. There's brisk action and some violence, but generally nothing overly gory, bloody, or graphic.

The humor also manages to prevent the movie from sinking into the kind of self-parody so prevalent in fantasy, the kind in which characters are always saying, "Fulfill your destiny!" when a simple "Goodbye" would have sufficed. The action is brisk, and unlike other fantasy stories that get too caught up in the minutia and myriad subplots to untangle a decent main story, there's a clear sense of what's at stake for each of the major characters.

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