Based on the novels by Margaret Weis
and Tracy Hickman, the Dragonlance Chronicles, this series was one
of the first official Dungeons & Dragons books which revolutionized
the fantasy genre.
Created by Toonz, a South Korean
animation studios in association with Paramount Pictures,
Dragonlance – Dragons of Autumn Twilight masterfully recreates this
amazing novel into a full length feature movie.
Featuring the talents of Kiefer
Sutherland, Lucy Lawless, Michael Owen Rosenbaum and Michelle
Trachtenberg, this movie is hopefully the first in a long line of
movies that are based on the original novels.
The tale revolves around a group of
fighters, wizards and clerics who are drawn into an ancient mystery
that revolves around the lost gods of yesteryear as they must
prevent Verminaard from enacting his nefarious scheme. It's a
classic tale of good versus evil with almost insuperable odds and is
set in a rich and magical universe.
Although the animation of Dragonlance
may appear quite basic, the story has quite a few adult themes,
however the dialogue is quite clichéd and simple at times that
sometimes goes against the tale.
Unfortuantely at the end of the day,
the film seems like a poor imitation of the Lord of the Rings saga
due to the simplistic and almost 1980’s animation technique that
also uses computer generated characters which unfortunately don’t
Although the story will definitely
attract new viewers with the younger DVD market, fans of the
original series will appreciate the homage to a much simpler time
and at the end of the day, Dragonlance – Dragons of Autumn Twilight
is still an enjoyable fantasy movie that will leave some clamoring
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