One reason I got my Playstation PS3 was to start reviewing Blu-Ray movies on this blog. Not all movies come to my city so the next best thing is to buy or rent the Blu-Ray version of the movie. So, my first official Blu-Ray movie will be: Dragon Wars or D-Wars. The choice was limited at my video store. Made with a small budget of "only" 75 millions, Dragon Wars did not make a lot of wave in North America.

What's is Dragon Wars?

It's based on a Korean legend about an evil serpent and it followers that must find a young women(Amanda Brooks) before the good serpent finds her. It's every 500 years. The winner gets to be a dragon thus the title. A reporter(Jason Behr, Roswell) is investigating a strange disaster.

Other known cast members are: Robert Forster, Chris Mulkey, Elizabeth Peña.

The movie

The acting is not that "bad"(5/10) but way out of winning an Oscar. I have seen much, much worst. The story is okay(5/10) and it's situated mostly in L.A. with some in Korea(in the 1500s). The CGI(most of the budget) is okay but it's harder to get good effects when most of Dragon Wars is in the daylight. Seeing all sort of creatures in the flying is hard to imagine in the first place. The combats in Los Angeles between the US army and the evil armies and the final combat is what this movie is all about. The first part of the movie was in Korean. The rest of the movie was in English with little bits in Korean.

The extras

Not much on that front. It got a storyboard, art gallery and the documentary: 5000 Years in the Making. It's been a long time since I watched a "Making of" . It's about 19 minutes long. I did like it but it was more about the director Hyung-rae Shim and how he was able to make the movie. Just put the subtitles first because he does not speak English. Part of it is in English when it's the Americans talking.

Verdict

Dragon Wars is a rent if you want to leave your brain at the door. :D

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