Dragonheart (1996)

“Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hands long after they’ve turned to dust.” – Bowen

Number of Times Seen – at least 3 times (Theater in ’96, 16 Jun 2000 and 16 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A former knight seeks to kill all of the dragons of the land after his former pupil, the crown prince is affected in an evil way by one of their kind.

My Take on it – Such a fun and unique fantasy film that works so well.

Dennis Quaid is great as the former knights who is far from perfect, yet still tries his best.

Sean Connery is also great here as the voice of the dragon, Draco.

The film deftly uses special effects to help create the atmosphere of this far away ad long ago land.

The film’s plot plays out really well and the blend of humorous scenes with the dramatic ones enhances things so much.

This film also has such a great musical score that gives the story a more epic feel which is so great to have.

Listen to the score here:

The supporting cast is also great with Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyers and David Thewlis helping to keep the story moving at a great pace by their performances.

The story explores some great themes and is quite uplifting to watch because of what they are trying to show with these characters and situations.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to an interview on IGN, the producers originally cast Liam Neeson in the role of Bowen, but the studio didn’t think audiences would buy him as an action hero. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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