DGT #2: Draco (Dragonheart)


So this is what Sean Connery looks like as a dragon. I must admit that whenever dragons appear in my dreams, they actually sound like Sean Connery, so I think they got that right. This is also probably the second-best dragon movie ever made (behind HTTYD, covered later).

Dragonheart is a 1996 movie directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid (Bowen) and the voice of Sean Connery as Draco the dragon. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (losing to Independence Day, which is understandable) and various other awards in 1996 and 1997.

I won't bother talking about the plot, because if you are here, you really should go see this movie. It is funny, sad, touching, has lots of action, and features an awesome dragon. Aside from them totally sucking at named the Dragon (Draco, really?), the movie is great. One of my favorites. Now go see it. Here's a solid quote:

Bowen: I no longer try to change the world, dragon, I just try to get by in it.

Draco: Yes, well, it's better than death, I suppose.

Bowen: Oh, is it? I should think you'd welcome death. You know, the last of your kind, all of your friends dead, hunted wherever you go...

Draco: Do you delight in reminding me? Yes, knight, I do long for death, but, fear it.

Bowen: Why? Aside from your misery, what's to lose?

Draco: My soul.


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