This hair-raising story unveils itself to reveal an obsidian darkness that threatens to consume the kingdom at large. The odd use of some sort of Chinese spear by someone in western gear also stuck out as particularly jarring! So why did I buy it you ask? The biggest moment and shock in the film was that it's the first in a trilogy or at least it thinks it is. It's like someone once heard a fantasy film described to them and thought, 'I can do that'. So, the fact that you're seeing this empty page means that it is a placeholder until somebody can review this movie. Let it be known that these are not just any knights: they are the best of the best handpicked by the king himself for this daunting mission. Thus, this is the spoiler warning. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Due to this endless repetition, despite Knights Of The Damned being roughly 80% dialogue, all the characters are one-dimensional. I actually really enjoyed this film. Clearly had a smaller budget than others of a similar genre but I have to say they did a decent job putting together a film that ticked boxes. Is it Academy Award acting? Meaning Only those over 15 years are admitted. Another pervasive subgenre that is in need of fresh material, mixing zombies into unexpected realms has proven a winning strategy with the likes of American Zombie and Fido.
Would have liked more powerful surround sound to match the intense action. Well, adding zombies is a start. Maybe you'd like to review it? Who should have their backs but their friends from the inn, the warrior women, and an unspoken alliance is formed at that moment. Combining dragons and zombies is a novel concept. Stopping for the night at an inn, the knights encounter a band of warrior women, who are also trying to save their homeland. Surmising that the magic calling the dragon to attack and the magic raising the dead is the same, the hunt is on to discover the culprit behind these unnatural events. Part of me feels he was only brought in to exploit Blue Peter skills to make some of the paper mache props.
In the course of the battle, one of the soldiers falls off the cliff and dies. Look I don't like running down movies but if this was meant to be a cure for insomnia then it works. If so, you can contact me through my profile page. Upbeat acoustic blues in ye olde tavern, played on a glossy guitar. They just talk in circles, so very little information is given about anyone. I was most impressed by the visuals, the dragon is really cool and there are some impressive shots across dramatic landscapes which makes me wonder where they filmed this! Mark Atkins directed P-51: Dragon Fighter , about nazi dragons , and the Syfy Channel put their name to such silliness as George And The Dragon and Dragon Storm. It is a woefully story — woefully acted — woefully directed and woefully produced.
It wasn't believable and it was obvious that it wasn't. During their epic adventure they encounter malicious sirens, warrior women on a mission of revenge, and an unstoppable army of the undead. There is a clip of the guy slipping on a rock in super slow mo only for it to turn out to be nothing? There was a decent amount of action. Why they were cast, who knows?! They must have spent the twenty they had for a budget on a twelve pack instead of expenses. United as one, the knights made a getaway by slicing and dicing Furies galore in their haste to reach the castle doors. The opening narration informs the viewer of the twelve knights being chosen and their quest.
The king handpicks his twelve strongest knights to track and kill the dragon terrorizing the kingdom. Good grief man what were you thinking? Why, then, is this story being told? Recommended Movies to add your comment. Unfortunately the production values of this overshadow any redeeming features of the plot so much so that I couldn't find any. But the screenplay needlessly repeats information the viewer was already given. Wooden acting, terrible special effects and a modern guitar being played in a medieval inn? Personally, I'm looking forward to the sequel The Dark Kingdom coming in September.
The story is hard to follow. The acting is ho-hum and there is too few action beats to be rousing. Unfortunately, the ending was laid out as a cliffhanger and viewers are expected to understand, in no uncertain terms, that a sequel will follow. After relentless attacks on his castle, the King sends his best Knights to defeat the Dragon besieging them. The problem with tackling a low-budget fantasy film about dragons is how ubiquitous they are.
Unbeknownst to the surviving three knights, a black magic ritual is performed that revives their recently dead comrade and transforms him into one badass, teeth-gnashing Fury — a zombie-like creature with a single-minded obsession, to slake its insatiable appetite for human flesh. Only four of these men survive to the rocky crag the creature calls home. For all its sins I had fun watching it and that's all that counts. In such a crowded field, how can a filmmaker make their dragon-based movie standout? Every time the horde of walking dead show up, the leads need to comment on how unnatural and vile they are. Dragonheart saw a sequel release in 2000 and two prequels in 2015 and 2017, respectively. I would have liked to see more of the Warrior Women, they were awesome.
Personally, I probably own about a thousand movies that I haven't watched yet, and that's not even counting the stuff on my wishlist and in my Netflix queue. You know a movie is going to be awful when their production company also made a movie called Tsunam-bees. Along the way they nearly succumb to the spellbind of malevolent mermaids. That very night one of them had an up-close and personal experience with a Fury, receiving a festering bitemark as a parting gift. But the stand out performer for me was the actor who played the Prince, Jon-Paul Gates, who really exemplified a thirst for power. Ya'll wanna make a movie? Word was out in the village about the Fury, and the tale of these walking dead piqued the knights interest. When one must start skipping through the movie to try finding good parts then there must be something seriously amiss.