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The Christmas Dragon (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Christmas Dragon
Year: 2014
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Directed By: John Lyde
Starring: Bailee Michelle Johnson, Paris Warner, David DeVilliers
About: A group of orphans goes on a journey to restore the lost magic and save Christmas.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50pPqlCcIo

My Review:
With it being frosty outside at the moment I thought I would go for a Christmas movie that I had not seen before called The Christmas Dragon. This film did surprise me and I am glad that I saw this movie.

I found that this movie was different from Christmas movies I usually end up seeing in that this one was an adventure to try and get an orb to Father Christmas in order to save Christmas from ending however without Santa approaching them and without the usual set-up of a Christmas movie. I thought by having the main characters of this film all being children that this helped to make it feel more of a family vibe to it. I also thought that the dragon in which was shown was really cute and made me really want to look after the young dragon from the moment in which the audience is introduced to it. By having the ending of the movie showing how the orphaned children also got a new home with Father Christmas and got to be all together I thought was a good way of ending the movie as it showed that they were going to be with their family and not sold on in order to work in different fields. This movie did feel low budget as well however this didn't make me think less of the movie and for one of this style I actually thought they done it really well.

I did think however that the film didn't delve into the characters of the movie that much making it difficult to connect to any of them which was rather disappointing to me. As well as this at the ending of the movie when the children manage to save Father Christmas I thought it was bizarre that he ended up sounding like a Scottish historical figure named Robert The Bruce in the way that he was phrasing his words and the way his accent was. I also wish that the film showed more about how some of the elves were able to stay good while a lot of them had turned bad with the orb stopping it's Christmas magic.

Overall, this is a Christmas movie which is different from others I have previously seen and is a really good adventure movie which is good for the whole family to enjoy. This is a film I would see again.

My Rating: 3/5 

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