Dragon Wars D-War certainly sounds like a C-Grade schlocky movie that would find time on SyFy at about 1:00 AM.
And, in truth, it isn't all that far removed from that.
But it is just far enough removed from the schlock and cheese that the title conjures up to become a fairly entertaining movie - provided you do turn your brainpower to, "Low," and just go with it.
The story is actually halfway decent (combining fantasy and sci-fi elements along with standard action movie chase fare), and the acting is passable (again, barely, but passable for this kind of thing). A Korean made movie starring a mostly American cast this is an interesting combination of styles. And if you just like giant monster movies then the movie gets even better.
The special effects are quite good and the movie is well made on a technical level.
No one will confuse Dragon Wars with art, but it is a diverting, entertaining movie that will actually hold your attention. Like I said, though, you do have to turn your brainpower down to, "Low," to really enjoy it.
The DVD from Sony is pretty good as well. The picture is crisp, fairly clean and sharp, and has good detail (as well it should as recent movie).
Bottom line? This isn't a great movie. It isn't really all that good, either, but it isn't bad and has a lot going for it if you like this kind of thing (which includes armies using giant monsters as tanks and other assorted weapons). If that applies to you then you may actually enjoy Dragon Wars. At least a little...
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2010 15:15:33 GMT -5 by Erik Rupp