Monday, February 13, 2012
The other night, my roommate introduced me to the film Dragonheart. It opens with a young prince and his mentor training on a hill, when news comes that the prince's father is battling peasants. They go to watch the battle, but the king is killed and the prince is wounded. To save her son, the queen takes him to a mighty dragon, who gives the boy half his heart to save him.
What happens after that is best viewed without spoilers, but it struck me as more of a fairy tale then a fantasy film, with all the best suggestions and myths implied. The uncertianties of allegiance and fallen heroes make it well worth watching.