Age of the Dragons

  • 12
  • Ryan Little (2010)
  • US / UK
  • 90 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: take Herman Melville's classic adventure Moby Dick and transform it into a story about dragons, with Ahab seeking vengeance on the winged beast that killed his family and left him scarred for life when he was just a young boy. It sounds full of promise, but the results are actually far from enticing. Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover, complete with milky blind eye and waxy make-up, doesn't put enough passion or menace into his role as the bitter Ahab, while Vinnie Jones sleepwalks through his performance as Ahab's chief harpoonist. In a predictable script, there's also a romantic subplot involving Ahab's adopted daughter Rachel (Sofia Pernas), who has to choose between loyalty to her father and her attraction to the dashing Ishmael (Corey Sevier). Canadian director Ryan Little fails to inject any excitement into all the derring-do, while the CGI dragons vary wildly in quality. Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will certainly be disappointed, much like everyone else.

Plot Summary

A young adventurer joins a band of dragon hunters, who slay the vast flying monsters to sell their valuable vitriol. The leader of the group is obsessed with killing the dragon that wiped out his family and left him horribly disfigured, and his quest for revenge threatens the lives of his crew. Fantasy adventure inspired by Moby Dick, starring Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ahab
Danny Glover
Stubb
Vinnie Jones
Ishmael
Corey Sevier
Rachel
Sofia Pernas
Queequeg
John Kepa Kruse
Flask
Larry Bagby III
Starbuck
David Morgan

Crew

Director
Ryan Little

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Metrodome
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 4 Mar 2011
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Metrodome Distribution Ltd
Categories
Drama

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