Genre - Animated/Fantasy
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 90 minutes
Directed by Will Meugniot (Ultimate Avengers 2)
Written by George Strayton (who has also written a few episodes of the Hercules and Xena television series)
*Based upon the novels written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Michael Rosenbaum as Tanis Half-Elven
Fred Tatasciore as Flint the Dwarf
Jason Marsden as Tasslehoff Burrfoot
Rino Romano as Caramon Majere
Kiefer Sutherland as Raistlin Majere
Marc Worden as Sturm Brightblade
Lucy Lawless as Goldmoon
Phil LaMarr as Riverwind [and also as Gilthanas, Tanis' elven cousin]
Michelle Trachtenberg as Tika
and Neil Ross as Fizban the Fabulous
Rating: 4 Skulls
Based on the popular novels by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis, this animated epic follows a group of friends whose search for the existence of the ancient gods leads them in the middle of a war against a legion of of monstrous dragons.
So, just the other day, I was browsing around Netflix, when I came across this film - a film that I never even knew existed, and as a huge fan of the books, I immediately added the film to the top of my Queue, eagerly awaiting its arrival in the mail.
Honestly, I had no expectations for this film, other than the fact I would still love to see a live-action version made [even more-so now!]
The film starts out with an excellent opening sequence and it lays out Krynn's history fairly quickly [thanks to none other than Fizban, the storyteller] Still, the film pales in comparison to the novel that it was based upon - it was more like watching an old episode of the D & D cartoon from the eighties. Still, I will take what I can get, and I was not disappointed in seeing the characters that I loved as a kid brought to animated life.
If you are a fan of the books, and you too have been unaware of this film's existence, then I suggest you give it a shot - I liked it! :-) Even if you have never read the books, but love a good fantasy tale, then check this one out - then do yourself a favor and read the novels!