'Dragonheart: Vengeance' [Blu-ray+DVD]
(Joseph Millson, Jack Kane, Arturo Muselli, Carolina Carlsson, Richard Ashton, et al / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital / PG-13 / 2020 / Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
Overview: Lukas (Jack Kane), a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius (Joseph Millson).
Helena Bonham Carter voices Siveth, the ice breathing dragon who was once banished from the kingdom for failing to save the king's life.
Compelled by the young man's cause, she emerges from hiding, using her fantastical powers on the trio's adventurous journey which brings revelations and rewards beyond vengeance.
'Dragonheart: Vengeance' is an exciting action-adventure filled with fantasy and humor that will thrill the entire family.
Blu-ray Verdict: As I'm sure you are all aware by now, 'Dragonheart: Vengeance' is the fifth movie in the tale and is also the final one (so we are told).
It all starts with a boy that saw his parents get killed by a group of ugly people so he sets sail on an adventure with a man who can talk to animals (no, not Dolittle!) and, of course, his trusty dragon.
The movie definitely has its funny, sometimes slapstick moments, especially when the man that speaks to the animals, but beware as it also contains some darker moments.
That said, they too are always tinged with some form of comedic timing so nothing too overly bad in the end, I guess.
There's also a lot of actin scenes, but as with the four movies of the same ilk that went before it, 'Dragonheart: Vengeance' does not reply on fantastically CGI nor overly impassioned acting either.
But that's not an issue for you kinda sorta know that going in (having already watched the first four) and so knowing what to expect means you can settle in and enjoy what comes at you.
As for what to expect, well, this fifth installment doesn't have a breaking story, nor is it as "big" a tale as the first one about a rebellion against a tyrannical King, but the story and characters here still enables the whole vibe to be one of our beloved Dragonheart.
Indeed, there are several points through the film that go deep into dragon lore, which I personally found highly interesting and, as it turns out, captivatingly enthralling to the plot.
Buy it today for yourself and watch it with your kids and even you (the adult in the room) might learn something about these most wonderous of creatures! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
• A New Legend – Take an intimate look at what sets this film apart from previous installments of the iconic Dragonheart franchise, and how filmmakers and cast came together to make this fantasy epic.
• Creating Siveth – Siveth is a dragon unlike any we've seen before. In this piece, we get a peak behind the curtain into Helena Bonham Carter's process for breathing life into this unique character
Complete your Dragonheart library when the all-new five-Movie Collection is available on DVD on February 4th, 2019.
Now fans can experience the legendary fantasy franchise with all five movies in one complete must-own set including, Dragonheart, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse, Dragonheart: Battle for The Heartfire and Dragonheart: Vengeance.
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