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No Dragonlance at the film fest?

Last post 08-19-2008 8:11 AM by jomarinomail. 30 replies.
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  • 07-27-2008 4:51 AM

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    No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Why no dragonlance? It's already released. Showing it and having some on hand to pick up would be a good idea I would think.

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  • 07-27-2008 6:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    I don't think there's been any praise for this film (critical or popular), so I imagine that's the reason.  (I saw the preview last year and the voices and soundtrack sounded great, but I hated the visuals. )

    That said, I didn't buy it myself, so I'd be interested in popping in for 15 minutes if it's showing and checking it out. 

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  • 07-27-2008 7:34 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

     Yeah, it could be because the Dragonlance movie was baaaaaaaaaaaad.  

  • 07-27-2008 9:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Even my buddy who owns almost everything with a Dragonlance logo on it didn't pick it up. Having seen it, I think he made the right choice.
  • 07-27-2008 5:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Mossi:

     Yeah, it could be because the Dragonlance movie was baaaaaaaaaaaad.  

    Thats pretty bad when the DL avatar forumite denounces the movie.

    I havent seen it and video store arnt carring it so I was hopeing on getting a free view of it at the Con.

    I guesse I'm not missing anything.

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  • 07-27-2008 6:43 PM In reply to

    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Maybe it's just because it was my first experience with Dragonlance (don't shoot please *duck and cover*) but I didn't think the story was THAT bad. Sure, the animation was pretty lame, but the story was entertaining enough for me. 

  • 07-28-2008 2:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Brewski:
    I guesse I'm not missing anything.
     

    You're really, really not. It's pretty much unwatchable, and the animation is among the worst I've ever had the misfortume to see. I've watched cartoons from the early 80's that were better drawn.  

  • 07-28-2008 4:26 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    brandyinindiana:
    Maybe it's just because it was my first experience with Dragonlance (don't shoot please *duck and cover*) but I didn't think the story was THAT bad. Sure, the animation was pretty lame, but the story was entertaining enough for me. 
     

    Story? Sure, the story was fine, but the animation was horrible, it was just.... argh, really really bad. I watched it about 15 minutes and thanked the Lords Of Kobol for Netflix, so I could shove it in an envelope and get it the hell out of my house. :-)

    When books like The Dark Is Rising, and Pullman's trilogy getting "real" first-rate treatment, it was really disappointing to see how phenomenally mind-blowingly bad the treatment DL got was. And yes, I know that Pullman's trilogy, at least, ended at the first movie because the adaptation was not well received, I think that a "good" DL adaptation to the big screen would have gone over really really well.

     

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    brandyinindiana:

    Maybe it's just because it was my first experience with Dragonlance (don't shoot please *duck and cover*) but I didn't think the story was THAT bad. Sure, the animation was pretty lame, but the story was entertaining enough for me. 

    I LOVE the story - its straight from the books.  But they made a few hideous choices in development...

    First, they based the film on the 80s comic book style for the characters.  I think they should have revamped the characters in a way that lent itself to animation.  My son thinks the books rock, but flat out refused to watch the movie because the preview looked 'old and cheesy' 

    Secondly,  they chose to switch between 2d for characters and 3d animation for the dragons because they thought those types of animation were best for the different scenes.  Maybe so, but they ended up with a film that looked like it had been spliced together.  I personally wish they'd gone with the 3d, because I believe it would be more accessible to newer fans. 

    The voices were fabulous, but they can't make up for the poor animation.  If it won't be shown in the film rooms, maybe GenCon will play the audio in the elevators? 

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    From what I understand it didnt even hit the big screen. Straight to DVD. I am a DL fan and I'm really disappointed that it was obviously poorly done by all the negative feedback I'm hearing.

    I still wanna watch it for some morbid reason. Maybe I can get it dirt cheap on E-bay or at the Con, watch it, then but it up for sale at my local game shop.

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Brewski:

    Mossi:

     Yeah, it could be because the Dragonlance movie was baaaaaaaaaaaad.  

    Thats pretty bad when the DL avatar forumite denounces the movie.

     

    Hey my avatar isn't Dragonlance, it's Uni from the D&D cartoon.   However, I have to say, the animation for the D&D cartoon was better than the DL film.  The story was great, because the books are great. But as everyone has said, the movie is visually bad and mixed together.  Kind of like mixing a bunch of paint--instead of a happy rainbow, you get brown.   

  • 07-28-2008 6:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Mossi:
    However, I have to say, the animation for the D&D cartoon was better than the DL film.

    Oddly enough, the exact 80's cartoon I was thinking of. Also not well animated, but looks like Akira compared to the Dragonlance movie.

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    While it makes for bad watching. I mean really REALLY bad watching. It does make for an excellent drinking game. :)

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  • 07-28-2008 9:48 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    It was pretty bad.  It go to the point were I started fast forwarding through parts just to get to the "action" scenes.  I was so bored. 

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Mossi:

    Brewski:

    Mossi:

     Yeah, it could be because the Dragonlance movie was baaaaaaaaaaaad.  

    Thats pretty bad when the DL avatar forumite denounces the movie.

     

    Hey my avatar isn't Dragonlance, it's Uni from the D&D cartoon.   However, I have to say, the animation for the D&D cartoon was better than the DL film.  The story was great, because the books are great. But as everyone has said, the movie is visually bad and mixed together.  Kind of like mixing a bunch of paint--instead of a happy rainbow, you get brown.   

    Oh crap,LOL. How did I get that confused? I guesse cause I loved the D&D cartoon as a kid. In my deffense I just got off work 7am this morning. Must have been half asleep.
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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

     The story certainly was not straight from the books. Chunks were needlessly missing and things were moved around. Horrible, HORRIBLE adaptation all around.

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Netmancer:

    While it makes for bad watching. I mean really REALLY bad watching. It does make for an excellent drinking game. :)

    So, what's the game?  Drink every time they switch animation styles?  Ooh, here's one for the really big fans - every time you can quote a line they left out/modified, everyone else drinks!  Big Smile

     

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  • 07-30-2008 7:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    swinetrekkie:

    So, what's the game?  Drink every time they switch animation styles?  Ooh, here's one for the really big fans - every time you can quote a line they left out/modified, everyone else drinks!  Big Smile

    Take a drink every time the animation hurts your eyes.

  • 07-30-2008 3:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    Dylanesque30:

    swinetrekkie:

    So, what's the game?  Drink every time they switch animation styles?  Ooh, here's one for the really big fans - every time you can quote a line they left out/modified, everyone else drinks!  Big Smile

    Take a drink every time the animation hurts your eyes.

    The theory being we pass out in the first 15 minutes and get to miss the rest of the film?  :)

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  • 07-31-2008 5:09 AM In reply to

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    Re: No Dragonlance at the film fest?

    swinetrekkie:

    The theory being we pass out in the first 15 minutes and get to miss the rest of the film?  :)

    The lucky ones pass out faster. Big Smile

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