Parents' Guide to

Dragonheart: Vengeance

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

So-so fantasy sequel has violence and peril.

Movie PG-13 2020 97 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

It’s ok for some children


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Too much violence

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This is standard medieval fantasy fare, enjoyable enough in spite of the substandard CGI and general low-budget air to it. There are plenty of world-building backstories, reluctant heroes and heroines who eventually do the right thing, and sword battles set to rousing soundtracks. There are times when the clunky dialogue and awkward attempts at humor make this seem like it's a parody of medieval adventure movies. The story meanders, but never falls apart, and finds a way to stay mostly focused on the central themes of revenge and doing the right thing.

The dragon's CGI qualities are slightly less cheap-looking than in the previous Dragonheart sequels, but it still comes across as substandard special effects work. While it might be possible for some to suspend disbelief over this for the sake of the story, the cheesiness of the dragon's appearance could easily be the last straw for those who aren't fans of this genre and movie franchise. The acting isn't terrible, but there just isn't a lot to work with in this story. For instance, if your character is called "The Snake," there's no getting around that you're going to have to hiss and slither. Overall, while the central story of Dragonheart: Vengeance might have worked on its own terms, there's too much swirling around it in the action, dialogue, and production values that ultimately distract from enjoying it.

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