History Film / Dragonheart

10th Nov '17 1:01:30 PM CoherentPantherine
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Compared to the novelization, the film has many additions and omissions that create a number of plot holes:
** The reason for the animosity between Bowen and Brok is left unanswered. In the book, the reason is that a duel between them was held in the past to see which of them would be Einon's mentor and Bowen won.
** The film exposes Einon as a villain to the audience early on when he takes his father's crown and tells him to die, making Bowen look stupid for blaming Draco's heart for Einon's "corruption." It makes sense in the book since Einon doesn't tell Freyne to die and jerks away with the crown, and it's after he's revived by Draco that Einon reveals his true nature by laying waste to the peasant village and rounding up rebels for his quarry the following day.
** The book explains that King Freyne was a dragonslayer who forced Aislinn into a loveless marriage as he only wanted her for her beauty, after which he slaughtered her dragon-worshipping people, leaving her unable to love Einon and for his father to taint him. Aislinn reveals all of this during the scene in Draco's cave and when she helps Kara escape the castle.
** In the film, Bowen's character arc of an honorable knight turned dragonslayer and going back to a knight of the Old Code is shaky and questionable at best. The book details that Draco uses the cons with Bowen as a way to pick at Bowen's conscience as he sees the peasants suffer under Einon's rule until they and Kara arrive at the reeking swamp village, where Bowen is at the end of his rope and he can no longer justify conning the king's minions; a plot point nonexistent in the film.
** When Kara stabs Einon in the shoulder, Draco's shoulder glows in response. However, when Einon falls into the cistern at the end of the film, Draco doesn't respond to is. The book rectifies this by having Draco's entire body glowing as he writhes in pain.
** In the book, the swamp village residents are not only starving but so poor that they offer Bowen bits of metal and kitchen utensils as payment for his services. By adding a bunch of pigs to the scene, the film makes the swamp people look like idiots as they already have enough meat to feed themselves. On top of that, when the con is exposed, the villagers appear to turn cannibal when they go after Bowen, Kara, and Gilbert. The book explains that the villagers go after them because of being tricked out of making a meal out of Draco.
** In the film, Gilbert's mule Merlin is last seen before Bowen and Draco's fight. In the book, Merlin is with Gilbert when he appears at the swamp village, and later accompanies the group to Avalon and Kara's village.
** Bowen appears wearing the headband of Kara's father on his arm near the end of the film without explanation, but the book shows Kara giving it to Bowen as her "lady's favor" in the cistern when they go to save Draco from Einon.
18th Oct '17 7:50:26 AM Ma35tro
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Quaid is Bowen, a knight in 10th Century (Saxon) England who is one of the few left who adhere to the "Old Code" of KingArthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Bowen is the teacher and mentor to a young prince named Einon. During a peasant uprising, the King is killed in battle and the prince is horribly injured. Bowen takes the boy to his mother, who strikes a deal with an intelligent dragon (Sean Connery) to perform an ancient ritual, which will give the prince his life back. A few weeks later as Einon assumes his role as the new King, Bowen realizes that Einon is cruel and sadistic, more than the previous King. Disillusioned, Bowen believes that the dragonheart corrupted Einon and sets out to hunt down and kill every last dragon.

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Quaid is Bowen, a knight in 10th Century (Saxon) England who is one of the few left who adhere to the "Old Code" of KingArthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Bowen is the teacher and mentor to a young prince named Einon. During a peasant uprising, the King is killed in battle and the prince is horribly injured. Bowen takes the boy to his mother, who strikes a deal with an intelligent dragon (Sean Connery) to perform an ancient ritual, which will give the prince his life back. A few weeks later as Einon assumes his role as the new King, Bowen realizes that Einon is [[TheCaligula cruel and sadistic, sadistic]], more than the previous King. Disillusioned, Bowen believes that the dragonheart corrupted Einon and sets out to hunt down and kill every last dragon.
15th Oct '17 5:43:00 PM CoherentPantherine
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* RecycledTrailerMusic: Randy Edelman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTKSUlMbp9A main theme]] for the film has been recycled countless times in other movie trailers. If you don't recognize it right away, go to about 2:28 on that video. If you still don't recognize it, you probably haven't been to a movie theatre since 1996. It is frequently used for montages at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, possibly because the score was not even nominated the year the movie came out. In fact, Edelman's theme is also featured in the film's later sequels.

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* RecycledTrailerMusic: Randy Edelman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTKSUlMbp9A main theme]] for the film has been recycled countless times in other movie trailers. If you don't recognize it right away, go to about 2:28 on that video. If you still don't recognize it, you probably haven't been to a movie theatre since 1996. It is frequently used for montages at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, possibly because the score was not even nominated the year the movie came out. In fact, Edelman's theme is also featured in the film's sequel and later sequels.prequels.
6th Oct '17 12:47:14 PM Snicka
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* MonsterFacade: Draco pretends to menace a farming village so that Bowen can charge them a fee to slay the monster. PlayedForLaughs when the felled dragon cannot sink into a lake deep enough to preclude being mobbed and discovered to be unharmed. "This is as deep as the stupid lake gets," he snarls to Bowen in a StageWhisper.
26th Sep '17 9:38:43 PM gjjones
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!!The original film provides examples of:



* BigBad: Einon.

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* BigBad: Einon.Einon is the main antagonist of the film.



* RecycledTrailerMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTKSUlMbp9A main theme]] has been recycled countless times in other movie trailers. If you don't recognize it right away, go to about 2:28 on that video. If you still don't recognize it, you probably haven't been to a movie theatre since 1996. It is frequently used for montages at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, possibly because the score was not even nominated the year the movie came out.

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* RecycledTrailerMusic: The Randy Edelman's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTKSUlMbp9A main theme]] for the film has been recycled countless times in other movie trailers. If you don't recognize it right away, go to about 2:28 on that video. If you still don't recognize it, you probably haven't been to a movie theatre since 1996. It is frequently used for montages at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, possibly because the score was not even nominated the year the movie came out. In fact, Edelman's theme is also featured in the film's later sequels.



!!''Dragonheart: A New Beginning'' provides examples of...



!!''Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse'' provides examples of...
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!!''Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire'' provides examples of...
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25th Sep '17 9:35:55 AM DustSnitch
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* BadassPrincess: Lian; see ActionGirl above.
8th Sep '17 2:09:38 AM Silverblade2
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* {{Interquel}}: Takes place around 70 years after ''The Sorcerer's Curse'' and many years before the first film.



* {{Prequel}}: Takes place before the original film.



* {{Sequel}}: Takes place around 70 years after ''The Sorcerer's Curse''.
29th Aug '17 7:55:25 AM CoherentPantherine
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization not only gives greater detail about the world and its deterioration under Einon's rule, it has more development and provides insight for characters like Bowen, Draco, Kara, Gilbert, Einon, Queen Aislinn, Brok, and Lord Felton.






* CaliforniaDoubling: Early medieval England is actually UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}}.



** We know Brok is a bad guy because he insults Bowen early on for no reason, calling him a nursemaid.
** [[BigBad Einon]] also gets a lot of moments when it counts, including shooting Kara's father for sport. In the novelization, [[spoiler: he later rapes Kara after she tried to kill him.]]

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** We know Brok is a bad guy because he insults Bowen early on for no reason, calling him a nursemaid.
nursemaid. The novelization explains that Brok's animosity towards Bowen stems from a duel the two had that decided which of them would be Einon's mentor. King Freyne wanted Brok to mentor Einon while Aislinn chose Bowen, and Bowen emerged the victor.
** [[BigBad Einon]] also gets a lot of moments when it counts, including shooting Kara's father for sport. In the novelization, [[spoiler: he later rapes Kara after she tried tries to kill him.]]
21st Aug '17 6:36:32 PM ArixOdragc
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* ChekhovsGunman: The actor who appeals an issue to Edric in court later turns up to sneak him and Drago back into the castle.
9th Aug '17 6:32:43 AM Saveelich
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A 1996 fantasy movie starring Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/DavidThewlis, Creator/PetePostlethwaite, Creator/JasonIsaacs and the voice of Creator/SeanConnery.

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A 1996 fantasy movie starring Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/DavidThewlis, Creator/PetePostlethwaite, Creator/JasonIsaacs and and, most famously, the voice of Creator/SeanConnery.
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