Jack’s Bad Movies: DragonLance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)

IMDB’s description

A barbarian woman with a miraculous healing staff gains the help of a group of to-be heroes as an army of dragons invades the land.

Author’s Note: As a fan of the book series, I was excited when I heard they were making an animated movie. I imagined something long the lines of Record of Lodoss War. Unfortunately, this project was given a fate worse than death, which was to be labeled “complete” and sent out to the world.

The movie starts with a little world building. The gods were good (and bad) and one tried to take over the world, but was beaten back, and then the people became arrogant and the gods smote them for it.

Now some guy is talking to a five-headed dragon about a staff and some disks and a bunch of other things. I guess he is sending this woman with bat wings to find the staff (or safeguard it). It is Verminaard and Onyx. Onyx is a black dragon in disguise. 

Seven minutes in and we finally start where the book starts. A reunion of old friends. Tanis Half-Elven (Michael Rosenbaum) meets Flints the Dwarf (Fred Tatascoire). Flint strikes me as the kind of friend who constantly insults you, i.e. not a real friend at all. Tanis shows his pointed ears for the sake of the audience, there was no reason he’d have to show his ears to long time friend Flint.

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The Second Formic War & Fleet School

The Enderverse cannot be stopped, and new additions are still being added. Since my review of The First Formic War Trilogy two new trilogies are now in progress. A sequel to the first trilogy, The Swarm: The Second Formic War (again written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston) and Children of the Fleet (written solely by Orson Scott Card).

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Highlights from 2018 – 4th Quarter

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Top Question:

The top question was What prevents Asimov’s robots from locking all humans in padded cells for the humans protection? asked by budgiebeaks with the highest voted answer by PMar.


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Top Answer:

Mike Scott had the highest voted answer of the quarter for the question Why did Aragorn call this stranger father? asked by the-profile-that-was-promised.


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Most Viewed

How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily? had the highest views at 27931 asked by KyloRen.


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Most Controversial

Looking for a sci-fi/fantasy series of novels from 80’s involving tripods that cap children on the 13-14th birthday to control their minds asked by Derrk Miller with 15 up-votes and 8 down-votes.


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What We Can Expect From 2019

When movies are set in the future and we eventually catch up with that future, it is fun to see what they got right and what they got wrong. The 1980s in particular seemed to have high expectations for the year 2019. Starting with…

Blade Runner (1982)

The movie is set in November, so we technically have eleven months to achieve some of this stuff, but here is what we were hoping for by 2019 from Blade Runner.

  • Flying cars
  • Off-world colonies
  • Robots that can love us and kill us

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