Age of the DragonsJanuary 3, 2011
Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, is recreated in a world where Captain Ahab and his crew search for a Great White Dragon.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 3.3/10 (2,217 voted)
Stars: Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones, Corey Sevier
Age of the Dragons is a re-imagining of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner joins their quest. Ahab's adopted daughter Rachel, beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel. Ahab's obsession is to seek revenge on a great "White Dragon" that slaughtered his family when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled, drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. In the White Dragon's lair Ahab's secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael.
Writers: Herman Melville, Anne K. Black
(as John Kepa Kruse)
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2011
Filming Locations: Utah, USA
Did You Know?
Summer Glau read for the part of Rachel.
Standard Syfy Fare
This adaption of Melville's Moby Dick is neither great nor terrible,
it's OK. It's set in a medieval like world, where people hunt dragons
for their vitriol (fire juice?) that helps run its machines and lamps.
CGI dragons, boats that run on roads, and the usual crappy script. The
acting is OK (Glover was a little over the top, Vinnie Jones was
surprisingly OK), the story was predictable, the pace was slow at times
but not too bad. All in all, a mediocre movie about dragons. Not as
thrilling as Reign of Fire, but not as horrible as Dungeons and
Dragons. I would say it's slightly worse than Eragon, if that's any
indication. You won't claw your eyes out at the end, but you won't
watch this again. Strictly for dragon lovers.