29 June 2009

Movie review: Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Today on Black Gate, I review a straight-to-video animated fantasy film that has managed to slip most people’s attention. And with very good reason. Even though it’s based on a hugely popular novel series, which is based on the enormously brand-recognizable Dungeons & Dragons franchise, Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight seems to strive for anonymity and achieves it grandly.

By the gods of light, this movie is awful. I even read the novel before to make sure I was playing fair with it. And I still thought it was awful. In fact, Dragonlance fans will probably dislike it even more than the average fantasy fan who stumbles on it.

Read the sordid details here. Warned you have been.