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Dragon Wars

action & adventure, drama

Meet Buraki, the vicious, 200-meter long Imoogi serpent from ancient Korea. His army includes giant lizards with missile launchers, flying dragons, soldiers bred for evil and mega-intelligent dinosaurs.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
3 out of 5

Monsters unleash explosions, death, and more.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this monster movie is full of explosions and lots of CGI snakes and other reptiles that roar, shoot fire, and chomp and stomp on their human victims. Combat scenes set in the past feature cannons, while current-day warfare sequences include tanks, missiles, and small arms fire. A giant snake crashes through buildings and flips cars, making many city dwellers run and scream (and burning some to ash). There's a brief kiss between the featured couple and relatively minor language (a couple of uses of "s--t," "hell," and "ass").

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the appeal of monster movies. Why is it fun to watch crowds of people run and scream as they're chased by giant (albeit computer-generated) beasts? Is it ever hard to distinguish the fantasy of monster movies from things that could happen in real life? Families can also discuss the film's take on "fate." Can you change your future, or is some part of it set? Did you expect Ethan to accept Sarah's fate? Why or why not? How is it different from what happens in most U.S.-made films?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It is such a breathless, delirious stew, it's impossible not to be entertained, provided -- this is crucial -- you have a sense of humor.

- Andy Webster, New York Times, Monday, September 17, 2007

Fresh: DRAGON WARS knows it's dumb, and just has fun. It's my new guilty pleasure!

- Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Dave White,, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

After a rather fun trailer I at least expected an entertaining popcorn flick. But this disappoints on pretty much every level. It starts with confusing mythological blabla, then lots of getting chased by a giant snake and at least has two huge action scenes to offer in the second half. The battle for Los Angeles looks decent, so does the revelation of the good dragon in the end. The pace feels horribly rushed, though, the acting is terrible, so are the dialogs and I've seen better editing in student projects. A terrible waste of time.

- ironclad1609, Thursday, July 29, 2010

1 star

If I really take the time to point out all the wrong doings that were done here...well...that's just alot of wrong doings...but I did enjoy the end though .

- Showrogan, Saturday, December 12, 2009

0 star

If you were begging for a more adult power Rangers then you just found the perfect movie.

- Godless, Monday, August 31, 2009