History Film / DragonSlayer

20th Aug '16 11:46:36 AM rmctagg09
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* DragonsAreDemonic: The dragon (the Vermithrax Pejorative) is just a beast (although one that is incredibly devastating), however from the point of view of many characters it is a demon in the flesh (being a living representation of one of the film's sub-plots, that TheMagicGoesAway and is being replaced with Christianity... and the magic is not "going away" quietly).
10th Aug '16 3:00:42 PM chasemaddigan
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: One of the reasons the movie bombed in theaters was that people were expecting a kids-friendly Disney movie... only to find out there was blood, murder, scary dragons, a ton of {{Squick}}, and partial nudity. Even with a PG rating at the time. The ratings system didn't have a PG-13 movie yet in place (this was one of the many films that pushed its creation) and it wasn't mature enough to qualify for the R rating.
27th Jul '16 9:23:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* CallBack: The horse that appears before Galen and Valerian at the end? It's the horse that brought the first sacrifice to Vermithrax.
27th Jul '16 9:22:11 AM AnotherGuy
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Galen's lance ''Sicarius Draconum'' ([[TitleDrop "Dragon Slayer"]]), which is aided by a magic fire to make it sharper than sharp. It ''slices through the anvil'' with ''little effort''.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Galen's lance ''Sicarius Draconum'' ''[[ICallItVera Sicarius Draconum]]'' ([[TitleDrop "Dragon Slayer"]]), which is aided by a magic fire to make it sharper than sharp. It ''slices through the anvil'' with ''little effort''.
27th Jul '16 9:15:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* CoolVsAwesome: Ulrich, Master Wizard, vs. Vermithrax, Badass Dragon.
27th Jul '16 9:03:57 AM AnotherGuy
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** Valerian's father is credited as "Valerian's Father" in the end credits. Valerian calls him "father" and Galen only calls him "Blacksmith" during the film. The novelization names him Simon.

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** Valerian's father is credited as "Valerian's Father" in the end credits. Valerian calls him "father" and Galen only calls him "Blacksmith" during the film. The novelization names him Simon.When he's baptized, he's named "Simon".
18th Jul '16 8:41:20 AM Bense
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** Even before being aided by magic fire, the blade slices off part of an iron horseshoe.

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** Even before being aided by magic fire, the blade slices blacksmith uses it to slice some strips off part of an iron horseshoe.
18th Jul '16 8:39:27 AM Bense
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* GenreSavvy: When Galen first lays eyes on Vermithrax, he has a bit of an OhCrap moment. When she starts inhaling, however, he quickly gets over it and moves behind his shield, knowing damn well what's coming.

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* GenreSavvy: As a deconstruction, several characters seem to know how things are ''supposed'' to go in these kind of stories.
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When Galen first lays eyes on Vermithrax, he has a bit of an OhCrap moment. When she starts inhaling, however, he quickly gets over it and moves behind his shield, knowing damn well what's coming.coming.
** Tyrian seems to be waiting around at the sacrifice site just because he knows Galen will try to stop it.
** [[spoiler:Valerian]] seems to think she will be the next sacrifice after a new lottery is announced.
17th Jul '16 8:22:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Tyrian. He seems to be waiting at the sacrifice site because he knows Galen will try to stop it.
15th Jun '16 7:16:52 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Dragonslayer''' is a 1981 live action fantasy film co-produced by Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} studios. A {{deconstruction}} of many [[HeroicFantasy Sword And Sorcery]] tropes, the film was considerably [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] than the typical Disney movie, which may have caused its commercial failure despite having very good production values for its time.

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'''Dragonslayer''' ''Dragonslayer'' is a 1981 live action live-action fantasy film co-produced by Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} studios. A {{deconstruction}} of many [[HeroicFantasy Sword And Sorcery]] tropes, the film was considerably [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] than the typical Disney movie, which may have caused its commercial failure despite having very good production values for its time.
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