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...and my only question is why would they do such a thing!?!? They have utterly destroyed a happy story of my youth. Save yourselves! (You have been warned...)
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Mease19 wrote:
...and my only question is why would they do such a thing!?!? They have utterly destroyed a happy story of my youth. Save yourselves! (You have been warned...)


Pretty sad that post-LOTR, they still had to do a crap version and release it to video. And they made it a PG-13? Why not hit that slightly younger audience? My eight year old would have loved it.

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Mease19 wrote:
...and my only question is why would they do such a thing!?!? They have utterly destroyed a happy story of my youth. Save yourselves! (You have been warned...)


Please, tell us how bad it was!

Would it be a good investment in my search for Pure Crap?
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There's a DragonLance movie?
 
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joebelanger wrote:
There's a DragonLance movie?


Barely - look at this garbage:

http://www.dragonlance-movie.com/news/show_news.asp?id=20


(tried to embed the youtube but it ain't workin')

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I did not see the entire party... did they show in the trailerÉ
 
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Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep.... WHAT?! WHAT?! What?!
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Wow, that looks really bad. Is it maybe fan fiction? And what about mixing classic catroons (80's style) with badly made CGI? And the most relevant question: how could you think this would be a good movie, assuming you watched the trailer before?

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This is the trailer:
 
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*Bad* as the Hobbit?! I loved that movie; still do!
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I know absolutely nothing about the Dragonlance novels but I do know Margaret Weis and she said that she was pretty happy with how the animated movie turned out.
 
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It looks just so amazingly awesomely insanely incredibly bad that I just had to own it immediately. This will earn a proud spot on my shelf next to the likes of the DragonStrike intro video, Deathstalker 2, Cthulhu Mansion and the Star Wars Holiday Special.
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The crap rains down mightily from that!

Ot is as if the heavens opened up...

and a great hand reached down...

and dropped a big pile of poop on a Dragonlance novel.
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It could be worse:

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As a huge DL fan (I still name most of my RPG characters with names like - Tas, Flint, Sturm, Tanis, etc.) I was looking forward to something..anything...good in regards to a movie about Krynn.

Alas this trailer looks horrible.

*sigh*

I want a real, live action Dragonlance movie that's just like the books!

Comon, we have LOTR and Harry Potter.

Or maybe a Shannara movie?
 
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Do you really want a live action Chronicles movie, just like the books? The dialog is weak, the characters are your typical class cutouts, and the story is nothing to write home about.

The only way to make something like that watchable is to cut characters. It's just so unfortunate than the most important character for the story, Tanis, is probably the least interesting of the lot.
 
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I rented the movie last night and while I'm not all the way through it yet I'm starting to think it's not as bad as I might have thought from listening to all of you.

The voices are all wrong but they're the voices I gave the characters when I read it and thus I can't complain... Fizban is a bit off and Tasslehoff and Flint don't quite match the book for my expectations but it's really not that bad. I'll buy it when I find it being offered.
 
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My Eyes!! MY EYES!!!!


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The first one just made me cry, it was like three different cartoons (and different artwork spliced together) but the second clip...

The PAIN!!!
 
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Quote:
I do know Margaret Weis and she said that she was pretty happy with how the animated movie turned out.


Aah, what does she know?
 
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DragonStrike intro video


I want it on DVD. I hope we get a remake
 
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The addition of what seemed like modern turns of phrase also made me hurt.
 
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d10-2d10-4 Phew!

You watch the movie but just make your saving throw and take only half damage. Later, remaining mounted, you woosily drop the DVD in the overnight slot. Returning to camp you rest for the night earning back 1 hit point. You wake somewhat refreshed but instinctively reach for your long sword as you ponder, where is Aldie. Determined to recover the 50 GeekGold he cheated you of for the cursed trailer, you walk your steed out of camp without waking the others, and not knowing if you shall ever lay eyes on them again.

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Can someone explain what (other than voice acting) was actually so bad about the movie?

I don't care if it didn't come out in the theaters.
I don't care if it uses animation & questionable-quality CGI.

I care whether there's a fantasy storyline that hasn't been brought to a movie before, and if that makes for a well-paced, interesting movie.
 
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Mease19 wrote:
They have utterly destroyed a happy story of my youth.


The movie went back in time and re-wrote the books?
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Glad to see the animators from Filmation still have work.

I keep looking for He-Man and Bravestarr in the background.
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