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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 10 Mar 2008 :  05:27:09  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This movie is out?

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The Sage
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Posted - 10 Mar 2008 :  06:18:49  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, it's been released in the US [it's actual release date was January 15th].

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BARDOBARBAROS
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Posted - 15 Mar 2008 :  21:42:27  Show Profile  Visit BARDOBARBAROS's Homepage Send BARDOBARBAROS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I Bought it ... I think the movie is good as overall but it should be better ... Now I'm going to order the Beowulf movie...

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 16 Mar 2008 :  21:39:38  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, saw the Dragonlance "movie" and I have to say I'm not at all impressed...I thought the Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon was better in its animation...and I won't even get into the butchery of the plot and elements that got me into Dragonlance.

Cheese...all I can say.

The only saving grace of this entire experience was that I only paid $1 to rent it from a Red Box.

EDIT: I will grant them that the computer animations were decent, but their broken mix of computer and cartoon did not mesh at all. They cut several of the more "inspiring" scenes from the book as well, and added others that were not needed...like the half-naked Onyx speaking with Verminaard...come on...totally NOT needed. One of the greatest scenes in the book was the wicker dragon...not even hinted at.

I could go on...but it really isn't worth the time.

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Edited by - Dalor Darden on 18 Mar 2008 00:49:25
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riot the outsider
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Posted - 17 Mar 2008 :  17:21:56  Show Profile Send riot the outsider a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Exlessed it wasn't way off the story like beowulf was gees, people who made that movie read the peom and stop making movies so that they might please everyone. Make it the way the fans would really want it. Who cares if it doesn't make as much money as you think it should, you lose more money when you make it to suit ever buyer or movie going fan.Cause real fans turn there backs on it.Sorry I got off topic. The rest of the series should be just as good as this if not better if they leared there lessonfrom this one.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 Mar 2008 :  19:44:32  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by riot the outsider

Exlessed it wasn't way off the story like beowulf was gees, people who made that movie read the peom and stop making movies so that they might please everyone. Make it the way the fans would really want it. Who cares if it doesn't make as much money as you think it should, you lose more money when you make it to suit ever buyer or movie going fan.Cause real fans turn there backs on it.Sorry I got off topic. The rest of the series should be just as good as this if not better if they leared there lessonfrom this one.




I have to disagree with you. There's a lot more money to be made from appealing to the least common denominator, as opposed to the fans. And that's because there are orders of magnitude more people in the LCD category than there is in the fan category. Why try to appeal to 5 million (which is prolly a generous guesstimate) when you can shoot for 50 or 100 million?

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riot the outsider
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Posted - 19 Mar 2008 :  23:42:30  Show Profile Send riot the outsider a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah I know of how the market works but I was just saying it would be nice to have a movie come out that appeals towards just the fans I think we can argee there I'm sure. Also if someone found my post to out of line that was not my intenion.

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Edited by - riot the outsider on 26 Mar 2008 04:30:20
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Lady Kazandra
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Posted - 22 Mar 2008 :  05:10:48  Show Profile  Visit Lady Kazandra's Homepage Send Lady Kazandra a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, it's no secret that I'm a massive fan of Dragonlance. Have been for years and likely will be for years. Like many other fans, I'd hoped beyond hope that a Dragonlance movie would be made some day, and was thrilled when it first came to light that it would indeed be coming into existence.

Now being an uber-fan of the series, I probably had somewhat ridiculously high expectations. I also realise that you can't please everyone, and particularly old-school fans will always have gripes about various things in any product released, irrespective of the format. With all of this in mind, I sat down and watched the film from start to finish.

It followed the basic premise of the storyline in DoAT. That's one positive. Sure... seeing Elistan starting to get his freak on with Laurana at the end was disturbing... but yes, the film did follow the basic premise. It skipped lots of great stuff, but one could argue that like any adaptation this was necessary... and since when did Onyx in humanoid form have wings and look like a half-human/half-draconian... but I can forgive that. Keifer Sutherland was outstanding as the voice of Raistlin, he really hit that one home.

But the animation was atrocious. A sad combination of 3D and 2D did make the film extremely hard to watch, even for me. I appreciate that there was minimal budget, but I would've preferred an entirely 2d 80s He-man cartoon, instead of the blended 2D/3D stuff they created. I have the deepest amount of respect for Weis & Hickman, and am glad a film was made. If nothing else, I only hope that it will generate more interest in the setting, therefore bigger budgets so that a vastly improved film could be made. Hell, a live action film would be so much better, but the money and interest needs to be there.

So I'm sorry to say that the film was bordering on outright terrible, was hard to watch, and only hope that it can do something positive for the series in promoting Dragonlance and meaning a much better release can be done later down the track.

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 22 Mar 2008 :  06:24:46  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aye Lady Kazandra...better the animations of the old Dungeons and Dragons TV cartoon than the mix of 2d and 3d...it made me cringe. My wife, so in love with Dragonlance she can hardly stop reading the novels...well, she fell asleep in total boredom just because of the animations making her close her eyes and just listen to the movie.

But, as you say, Lord of the Rings started with cartoon animations before the more recent trilogy.

We have hope yet...in years to come.

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riot the outsider
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Posted - 26 Mar 2008 :  04:29:07  Show Profile Send riot the outsider a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree we you both.

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