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Firedrake the Silver Dragon

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Book-based adventure has mild scares, positive messages.

Movie NR 2021 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Suspense in every scene

Tried this with my 6yo who loves the How to Train your Dragon franchise, but we only made it halfway through. The nonstop suspense - heightened by dark colors and doom-and-gloom music - was too much for him. Steer clear if your kids get anxious easily!
age 8+

Movie is fine, but nowhere near as good as the book ("Dragonrider")

The book is a family favorite. We knew the movie would be different, but even so it was disappointing. Its a long book, but the movie jumps around from piece to piece and some sequences don't hang together well. Nettlebrand might be scary for small kids, but overall the themes are positive. Depiction of the village in India is full of stereotypes.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This fantasy-adventure has a fantastic vocal cast, including Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart, which will charm many parents. The target audience will likely enjoy the colorful action sequences. Firedrake the Silver Dragon is an encouraging tale, and the messages are positive. The wise and charismatic characters like Subisha Gulab (Meera Syal) bring welcome humor and wisdom along the way and add an endearing element. While the story feels similar to other dragon movies, this one comes from a dragon's perspective in modern times, so it stands on its own. It's lacking a memorable soundtrack and some depth, which makes the film feel tailored for a younger audience. But young dragon-loving kids will likely find it delightful.

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