Dragons - Fire & IceBy Candice Cooper
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Prince Dev of the Norvagen and Princess Kyra of the Draiger are warriors on opposing sides of a thousand year feud. Now they must put aside their differences and fight to save their fathers, their kingdoms and the mysterious Dragon King who holds the key to bringing back the peaceful dragons of old.
"Dragons: Fire & Ice" is a CGI movie based on characters and play sets designed and sold by Mega Bloks. Any child (but boys in particular) that enjoys stories of dragons, warriors and good vs. evil will love this movie.
Although "Dragons: Fire & Ice" is a toy-based made-for-video adventure, it is surprisingly well animated with a better than expected story-line and a few unexpected twists. Each character is unique in appearance as well as actions and the dragons are huge and very detailed.
This film has plenty of action to back up the story, including a few "Matrix"-style fights with slow-motion effects. Keep in mind that some characters, mostly the evil ones, do appear to die although the death is more implied as opposed to actually shown. For example, a goblin-like creature may fall from an extreme height, but is never seen to actually hit the ground.
As in most stories of this type, magic is involved. When the Dragon King sheds his own tears on the faces of Prince Dev and Princess Kyra, it leaves tell-tale scars while filling them each with special powers. Prince Dev is given the power of wind and Princess Kyra receives power over fire.
As always, good triumphs over evil, but you are left with the classic sequel promise as the last line is spoken by the defeated villain, "this is not over!". All in all, "Dragons: Fire & Ice" is a great movie for kids and probably most adults. If your child scares easily, you should avoid this DVD, but if your child enjoys fantasy, this movie has his/her name written all over it.