A group of Knights Templar somewhat dismayed by The Church find themselves the victim of a curse that transforms them into monsters. Following the cure to the curse, the group end up battling an evil dragon obsessed with killing all humans.
Dylan Jones (John), Cecily Fay (Aerona), Feth Greenwood (Eldred), Shinead Byrne (Neem), Tony Sams (Sigmund), Simon Lloyd-Roberts (Maldwyn), Charles Barrett (Harad), Christian Howard (Calvain).
Dragon Crusaders starts off jumping straight to the action with no background or plot setup at all. As with most films from The Asylum, this one only goes downhill from there. The plot becomes a mess of unexplained events and hinted historical events which are never explained. As the story continues, inconsistencies and plot holes become even more obvious than the poorly done CGI. A mild attempt at a Happily Ever After ending finishes the 90 minutes off with not much more than a whimper.
Acting, as with most Asylum contributions, was a mess. Fay appears to be about the most experienced actor in the film and even she left a lot to be desired. Many scenes were overacted or action was misplaced relative to CGI positioning. Others suffered from a serious lack of emotion and poor delivery.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were mild, natural scenes for the most part and might have looked much better without the washed-out film effects. CGI was a nightmare. Out of proportion creatures, physics defying movement, and poor positioning were seen throughout the film. Dialogue was weak and did very little for the film. Sound and soundtrack were also of low quality.
Overall Dragon Crusaders is a typical Asylum production suffering from bad acting and technical work. If you absolutely must see some flying dragons check this one out, otherwise pass and find something fun to do like washing the driveway or mowing the lawn.
With some violence this should be fine for teens and above.
Dragon Crusaders is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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