The Sci-Fi channel pretty much made my life yesterday by showing nothing but dragon movies ALL DAY. I got to see such classics as Dragon Storm, George and the Dragon, and of course everybody’s favorite: Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God. Really, there’s nothing like a good cheesy dragon movie to brighten up the day.
But really, they were incredibly cheesy. Awful, some might say. But I actually kinda like really bad fantasy movies. (shhhh, don’t tell anyone.) So I had a good time.
But it made me wonder: are there good dragon movies? It is not a genre I have explored in any great detail. I know there are quite a few, and have even specifically avoided some (Sean Connery != my idea of a dragon). Really I haven’t looked into the genre much because I am dubious of fantasy special effects and would rather just read fantasy and imagine my own dragons than watch an obviously CGI lizard thrash around on-screen.
However, I have decided to expand my horizons. So over the next few months I am going to watch as many dragon movies as humanly possible. When I feel I have exhausted the genre, I will report back with my definitive list of top ten dragon movies of all time.
Any suggestions? What dragon movies do you like, what dragon movies should I watch because they’re masterpieces or standards, what dragon movies don’t you like but I should probably watch anyway because they have dragons in them?
Anyone? This is important.