Wednesday, April 03, 2013

"If I'm gonna die you'd better be right behind me or I'll haunt your kitchen cabinets till the day you die."

 Today's letter was easy. Why? Because one of my favourite movies begins with D.

 Dragonheart.



 I saw this movie when I was younger and came close to crying over the ending. I found it earlier this year and, re-watching it, was reminded of just why I liked it so much. (One of the biggest pluses for it was the fact that Sean Connery talks the dragon.)

 Before the actual story takes place, a king is killed. His son rushes to his aid and is mortally wounded. Desperate to save him, the queen takes her son to a dragon who gives the boy part of his heart. A promise is made that the prince will rule with justice and virtue. However, the prince turns out to be a selfish, cold ruler.

 A knight, Bowen, believes it is the dragon's heart who has turned the prince to evil and sets out to kill every dragon he can find. Years later, Bowen has a run in with the very dragon who gave his heart to the prince. Of course, he doesn't know this - nor does he know that this is the last living dragon.

 Bowen fights the dragon, but they end up in a stale mate, where if either moves they both die. They finally decide there is only one thing they can do - join forces. The dragon - whom Bowen now calls Draco - begins to "attack" villages. Bowen plays the gallant knight who rides in and "kills" the dragon and gets paid for his brave deeds.

 The two believe they are set, but things change when they met a girl named Kara who wants to stop the king. And now she wants them to help her - but the only way to kill the king is to kill Draco, and that is something Bowen isn't sure he can do now that he has become such good friends with the dragon.

 There is a sequel to this movie but I didn't like it as well. If I remember correctly, the second movie ruined the ending of this one, as well as some of the other plot lines. And this movie has such a brilliant plot and ending, it should have been left alone. It will definitely always be one of my favourites.

 Quote is...from Psych. Surprised you, didn't I? It is a threat Shawn makes to Gus. One I will be tempted to use if I ever manage to drag a friend into that kind of adventure.

 Allons-y!

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12 comments :

  1. I've heard of this movie. I think my friend bought it.
    Ooooo Dennis Quaid is in it. He is a funny guy.

    I have a feeling that you'd get most of my references too. xD Unfortunately... I think I went a little overboard with them in my novel so I will have to decide which ones to keep and which ones get the boot. (I'm keeping the Narnia reference though... 'cause it is brilliant and fits in the plot).

    Ooooh I cringe when Tintin shouts "eureka" too. It just isn't him... It's so American. Plus, for some reason, my mom doesn't like that word so it is extra cringe-worthy.
    Hee hee the book always wins... Well, almost always. I like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie better than the book.
    I did read Lake of Sharks a looooong time ago. I felt like it didn't have the Tintin-feel to it either, which is a disappointment.
    It is nice to have people in my family who like Tintin.... Although my cousin likes Asterix better than Tintin. And he likes Lord of the Rings better than both, I think.
    Oh oh! Did I tell you that I was in the store the other day and they had a drawing on the wall that looked like Capt. Haddock and the little girl in line behind me said, "Look Mom! Tintin! Captain Haddock!" It was so special. =)

    You should come visit me so you can take out all the Asterix books that my library has. It has lots.
    I know that Herge did a series about two little boys.... But I don't remember the name. The two boys did make an apperance in Prisoners of the Sun (or Seven Crystal Balls, don't remember which one). They were the ones who put the brick under Calculus's hat.
    I just looked it up and the boys are Quick and Flupke.

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  2. Oh, Dragonheart. I haven't thought about that movie in a long, long time. I still have a folder from its promotional days though. I can never resist anything with dragons.

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  3. Oh, I remember this movie! I thought it was quite good when I saw it. (It's been a while.) I agree, it's pretty awesome!

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  4. I absolutely love this movie! :)

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  5. never saw the movie but dragons are really cool :)

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  6. Oh now I desperately want to see this movie! It sounds fabulous!

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  7. I really liked this movie, but I never saw the sequal.

    New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com

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  8. I don't remember the sequel. That's probably a good thing.

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  9. Hi Jack. You picked one of my families favorite movies too. And we are big fans of Shawn and Gus as well. Good taste and a worthy choice for 'D'. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

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  10. I don't think I've ever heard of this movie before but I'm certainly going looking for it now! Dragons, Sean Connery's voice, and a very cool sounding plot- what's not to like?

    If I ever come on an adventure with you, I'll be waiting for that threat. :)

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  11. I haven't seen that movie in its entirety. I guess I should. Shawn and Gus have some great lines.

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  12. Dragonheart was a great movie! My parents didn't like how dark it was; my brothers didn't like the fact that the dragon talked; but me? The story of sacrifice and friendship, and I guess the same reason I like The Eagle, is why. It had it's funny parts. The darkness made the light shine brighter, if you ask me. And the end- so bittersweet. The story of it is what I like.

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