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Dariuss
01-14-2008, 04:29 PM
I have hope... hope that it doesn't suck.... but i'm just not sure

anyone else looking forward to this? thoughts?

Yajerman01
01-14-2008, 04:34 PM
i heard about it, but didnt even think it was in production, let alone ready for the bigscreen! If what you say is true, boy I hope they did a good job, that is an awesome trilogy!

WeaselKing
01-14-2008, 04:36 PM
I am pretty sure that it will only appear on the "big screen" if you have a big television set at home hooked up to your DVD player.

StanC
01-14-2008, 04:50 PM
I have hope... hope that it doesn't suck.... but i'm just not sure

anyone else looking forward to this? thoughts?

Been looking forward to this.
Am in the same boat, I hope it doesnt suck.
Some of the people that they have doing the voices sounds good. Will have to see.

StanC
01-14-2008, 04:51 PM
i heard about it, but didnt even think it was in production, let alone ready for the bigscreen! If what you say is true, boy I hope they did a good job, that is an awesome trilogy!

Unfortunately it is straight to DVD.
I wonder if they are going to do all 3 or just the 1 ?

Yajerman01
01-14-2008, 05:09 PM
Unfortunately it is straight to DVD.
I wonder if they are going to do all 3 or just the 1 ?

Straight to DVD!!!!!!

This does not sound good.

Ever heard of Best of the Best III? Yeah that went straight to DVD too!

aremont
01-14-2008, 05:16 PM
The movie is really bad, the dialog is pretty cheesy at times and the animation is some of the worst i've ever seen, it reminds me of the old hobbit movie from the 80's it's that bad on production.

Really bummed me out as i was hoping it would be a great movie but they completely dropped the ball with it.

dwensel7
01-14-2008, 05:26 PM
I knew it was being done and would be released soon, but didnt know it was this soon. As a Huge Dl fan I can only hope it wont be bad. I had hoped with the success of LOTR and the abundence of fantasy movies out lately that the Braniacs at WOTC would figure out that with some 200 novels and a fan base that has been around for over 20yrs they would see a possible franchise of films..but alas no.. we are pushed back to animated and without any fanfare. I have been reading the DL world since 1990 and took the Chronicles with me to desert storm, i pains me to see something i have come to enjoy so much more or less deserted by the company that owns it.
I hoped with a few big names voicing characters that it might draw more attention in the media.
ONE CAN HOPE..

I know i will go see it or buy it if its a direct to video release. and I guess if even one person becomes a fan from it i will be happy.

anyone intrested in reading the books feel free to ask any question, or which book you should read etc.. I cant say enough how great the world of Ansalon is. To bad we havent had a DL game since way back when.

Eregion2
01-14-2008, 07:47 PM
That's too bad, Dragonlance has serious possibilities (when it comes to rivaling LotR or Narnia though, on that scale I'd rather see something from the Shannara trilogies first).

Dariuss
01-15-2008, 12:52 AM
I knew it was being done and would be released soon, but didnt know it was this soon. As a Huge Dl fan I can only hope it wont be bad. I had hoped with the success of LOTR and the abundence of fantasy movies out lately that the Braniacs at WOTC would figure out that with some 200 novels and a fan base that has been around for over 20yrs they would see a possible franchise of films..but alas no.. we are pushed back to animated and without any fanfare. I have been reading the DL world since 1990 and took the Chronicles with me to desert storm, i pains me to see something i have come to enjoy so much more or less deserted by the company that owns it.
I hoped with a few big names voicing characters that it might draw more attention in the media.
ONE CAN HOPE..

I know i will go see it or buy it if its a direct to video release. and I guess if even one person becomes a fan from it i will be happy.

anyone intrested in reading the books feel free to ask any question, or which book you should read etc.. I cant say enough how great the world of Ansalon is. To bad we havent had a DL game since way back when.

qft

it really is a great series of books... i like the quote in your sig too ;)

KiriJolith
01-15-2008, 10:00 AM
It's animated. How good could it be? As long as this is a starting point to get the series into a live action movie, who cares if the animation isn't the best visual graphics I've ever seen. I guarentee it doesn't suck as bad as the first LOTR animation and look how that turned out.

It's just cool after 20 something years of waiting to finally see something and compare it to the imagination of the books.

Kiri.

Eregion2
01-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Yeah, I can't really imagine a decent animated movie coming out of our part of the world (although I wouldn't mind if they got someone like ABe Yosh/itoshi to work on it; Texhnolyze ftw).

Cap_Man
01-15-2008, 11:56 AM
Here's a link to the 'offical' DL site. Has trailers.


http://www.rogersplus.ca/frm_external_site.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edrago nlance%2Dmovie%2Ecom%2F

Gypsy_Mouse
01-15-2008, 01:44 PM
I've said it before, I'll say it again. I don't have high hopes of it being good. When they announced the actors doing the voices, I could have gouged my eyes out.

Now after watching the trailer, all I can say is: I stopped watching He-Man/Dungeons and Dragons cartoons a long time ago. (Ok, so I still catch the odd D&D cartoon now and again to remind myself of how corny they were. :p) This looks like it's from that era.

Two major complaints:
-W.T.F. is up with two animation styles? It looks terrible.

-Takhisis in her dragon form has the five heads, they got that right. But as far as I have ever read or heard, they do not all breath fire, so why am I seeing all her heads breathing fire? Was it too hard to animate each dragon breathing its respective breath weapon? :rolleyes:



I agree animation is far better than live action for something like this as they can take original artwork and use it as inspiration, but this isn't it, for me. I'll stick to my books.

MeNorel
01-15-2008, 01:58 PM
Hollywierd seems to think that just because something has an almost cult following, any trash they put out will be accepted. I will probably Netflix it just to say "I was sorry I watched it" because I did enjoy the books and have watched the LotR animations, the DnD cartoon series, and the (should have gone straight to DVD) Eragon movie. But based on the trailer I will most likey wait till it hits the discount rack instead of rushing right out to see it.

Bekki
01-15-2008, 02:06 PM
Straight to DVD!!!!!!

This does not sound good.

Ever heard of Best of the Best III? Yeah that went straight to DVD too!

Ouch!

I can do better...

Kickboxer 2

Death Wish 4

Need I go on?....:D


I am holding to hope that it will at least give a decent showing.
They stumbled with Dungeons and Dragons
but did better with the second movie.

But I am worried. I hope it looks pretty good.

This is a bit off topic but...For the reccord:

If you are referriing to the Hobbit, (and The return of the King)
They were done to be family movies...
Hence the singing, the cutesie animation, and silly effects.

They may have also suffered from a lack of budget I believe,
I may be wrong about that, I am not sure.
Thats why there was no seccond one, they may have
also counted on the Ralph Bakshi movie to fill in the for the second book.
I would have to check production and release dates to be sure.

(if you are talking about Ralph bakshi's Movie)

The problem with Ralph Bakshi's LOTR was that he ran out of money;
this can be confirmed on Snopes I believe, and he tried to reach to far to fast.

I believe he had hope to cover all THREE books at ONCE.

He had HOURS of rotoscope footage he had done and did not want to waste it.
so he used it for the battle at Helms Deep.

He cut the movie Short because he lost funding.

What he should have done was back-track, Save the footage,
include the encounter with the treant, Tom Bombadil, and the barrow Wights
this encounter was critical to the plot, and set the stage for the battle with the
Witch King in the third Book!
This would have also presented a much cleaner movie.

Just my 2Cp's

Illuminati
01-15-2008, 02:08 PM
Guess you guys didn't see the stuff on Wesley Snipes playing Drizzt. I can't really picture him in that role.

binnsr
01-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Here's a link to the 'offical' DL site. Has trailers.


http://www.rogersplus.ca/frm_external_site.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edrago nlance%2Dmovie%2Ecom%2F

The art in that trailer makes it look like they went out and found the fellow who did the original D&D TV series..

Drider
01-15-2008, 02:38 PM
Guess you guys didn't see the stuff on Wesley Snipes playing Drizzt. I can't really picture him in that role.

Is he doing that while he's in jail for tax evasion? :D

vainangel
01-15-2008, 02:50 PM
I will agree with everyonea bout the poor quality of the animaion and the odd combo of the Crisp CG and the 70's cell animation.

It would have been wonderfull in one form or another, but they possibly thought the cg would make people take it seriously....but then why not the main characters?

It reminds me alot of the poor quality of the X-men cartoon. Not only was the story a constand mess, but the direction was a nightmare.


I will watch this movie at least once. I just hope it is better than the Dr Stange and Iron Man cartoons...even by a bit would be nice.

Mad_Bombardier
01-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Hollywierd seems to think that just because something has an almost cult following, any trash they put out will be accepted.Well, they seem to keep making Pokemon, DBZ, Gundam, and Naruto video games. So, I'd say yes on that note! :rolleyes: :p

adamkatt
01-15-2008, 05:23 PM
The movie is really bad, the dialog is pretty cheesy at times and the animation is some of the worst i've ever seen, it reminds me of the old hobbit movie from the 80's it's that bad on production.

Really bummed me out as i was hoping it would be a great movie but they completely dropped the ball with it.


Sadly, I agree. but i did like kiefer as raist... and... thats about it.

adamkatt
01-15-2008, 05:24 PM
The art in that trailer makes it look like they went out and found the fellow who did the original D&D TV series..

Lol, yep.... I'm going to watch He-Man now....

KiriJolith
01-15-2008, 10:39 PM
Sadly they butchered the meat of the story. It's like a rocket propelled roller coaster with changes to almost every scene from the book that did make it to the movie. Just truly diplorable, and I'm truly disappointed.

Maybe in another 20 years they'll get it right.

Kiri.

adamkatt
01-15-2008, 10:54 PM
They could have used that lotr dude and a couple of hobbits...

Sinn_Sureshot
01-15-2008, 10:56 PM
Just buy a copy!!! That is the only way it will ever become a real movie. I like many of you have been a die-hard for many years. The pen and paper Modules continue to be my favorite game series ever (well maybe tied with TSR G series (Against the Giants Rocked)

adamkatt
01-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Just buy a copy!!! That is the only way it will ever become a real movie. I like many of you have been a die-hard for many years. The pen and paper Modules continue to be my favorite game series ever (well maybe tied with TSR G series (Against the Giants Rocked)

What about the 50 or so books ive bought over the yrs? This movie isnt worth a cent..

Ringos
01-15-2008, 11:20 PM
The darn website is so slow (after the main page) that I couldn't get anything to load past the main page...grrr

(and it's not my connection...the 'adult' sites still load quite quickly!)

Rastawiz
01-16-2008, 12:38 AM
Well I had a Dragonlance movie party tonight and invited some of my friends to watch it on my home theater. Watching it on my theater was awesome, it is too bad that most people will only watch this in a non-theater setting. I got goosebumps right in the beginning when the red dragon was flying in space and got stabbed with Dragonlance.

Well everyone and myself enjoyed watching the film, some had read the books and some had not. No one said anything about the animation, in fact one of my friends said he really like the use of 2-D and 3-D animation which is very ironic because I hear most people complain about that.

There was definitely things done right, and I am not going to get into what I think could have been better. Now I am not saying this is perfect, but what really is perfect? Sure everything can be made better, but this is what we have for now. I bought 3 copies, and I am giving 2 away as presents. I am sure the people I give them to will enjoy.

Sit back and enjoy the animated movie for what it is, a 90 minute adaptation for film of the book we love. Good luck on the next one, I eagerly await it.

Sinn_Sureshot
01-16-2008, 10:50 PM
Well I had a Dragonlance movie party tonight and invited some of my friends to watch it on my home theater. Watching it on my theater was awesome, it is too bad that most people will only watch this in a non-theater setting. I got goosebumps right in the beginning when the red dragon was flying in space and got stabbed with Dragonlance.

Well everyone and myself enjoyed watching the film, some had read the books and some had not. No one said anything about the animation, in fact one of my friends said he really like the use of 2-D and 3-D animation which is very ironic because I hear most people complain about that.

There was definitely things done right, and I am not going to get into what I think could have been better. Now I am not saying this is perfect, but what really is perfect? Sure everything can be made better, but this is what we have for now. I bought 3 copies, and I am giving 2 away as presents. I am sure the people I give them to will enjoy.

Sit back and enjoy the animated movie for what it is, a 90 minute adaptation for film of the book we love. Good luck on the next one, I eagerly await it.

Bought a bunch for people I know who read the books.Not perfect but way better than the flaming here would sugjest

Bekki
01-17-2008, 11:02 AM
I have not yet had the chance to see it.
But I think I will take a chance.
I remember the Old D&D cartoon series.
and I actually have fond memories of it.

It was kind of corny, yes.
But it was an early attempt at something
that now has a HUGE following.

as to the new movie: (which I have not seen)

From the sound of things;
(in this post that is)
it seems like they make have
gotten caught between trying to make best use of the CGI,
And trying to "keep the flavor" of the original Cartoon.

They may have thought they would get allot of
audience who remember the original series.

So they may have wanted it to seem familiar.

But that is just my opinion. (And you know how that goes...)

I will reserve judgement till I have seen the movie.

just my 2Cp's

Ciaran
01-17-2008, 12:40 PM
Guess you guys didn't see the stuff on Wesley Snipes playing Drizzt. I can't really picture him in that role.

Martial arts skill wise, I could...but in every other way NO!

Ciaran
01-17-2008, 12:44 PM
Hollywierd seems to think that just because something has an almost cult following, any trash they put out will be accepted.

Speaking of which, they're making two Castlevania movies - one animated and one live action. Really looking forward to those, but I have doubts about how they'll turn out.