George and the Dragon is the tale of a young knight who wishes to
settle down and live a peaceful life, however upon returning to
England, he finds England in a state of despair. The story mixes
elements of ancient Christian legend of St. George and the Dragon
with simplified "politically correct" version of Crusades and some
modern-day New Age environmentalism thrown for good measure.
The very simplicity of the characters and plot makes George and the
Dragon one of few action spectacles suitable for the youngest
audiences. Those who want more from films than simple stories can
enjoy in some unusual performances from the relaxed actors who
obviously had great deal of fun during the production.
James Purefoy, British actor who was often talked about as potential
James Bond, is very entertaining in his semi-comical portrayal of
archetypal hero, while Patrick Swayze brings few unintended laughs
in uncharacteristic role of villain. CGI dragon, on the other hand,
leaves much to be desired, but this could be said about many other
aspects of the film. However, George and the Dragon may not be
everyone's cup of tea is definitely a great family movie.