Age of the Dragons

Age of the Dragons

Ryan Little (2010)

90min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

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 & Crew

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

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Metrodome Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 4 Mar 2011

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