May. 11, 2020United States90 Min.R
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Director Hank Braxtan ought to recognize a thing or two about giant creature movies. He wrote and led Snake Outta Compton, Un Natural and, Together with co-writer Dan Sinclair led into the script of Dead Ant. The couple have collaborated with Dragon Soldiers, which pits a group of mercenaries against, you guessed it, a dragon.
He’s forced all of the homeless out of town. Nevertheless they have taken up residence in the woods turned into a highly armed and dangerous group. After a few hikers evaporate he recruits the local militia to move in and kill them. But it appears they have vanished too. So he hires Artie (Ruben Pla, Fetish Factory, Big-Ass Spider) and his group of mercenaries to do it. Artie’s second in command Green (Antuone Torbert,” Soul Hunters, Alien Expedition) seems a little skeptical that they truly are needed only to deal with a few bums.
Naturally, he is right to be concerned. Strange noises, charred bodies also heavily armed cultists are planning to become the least of their problems.
In its heart, Dragon Soldiers can be a somewhat tongue in cheek variation of a typical SyFy monster movie. Regrettably, it’s merely marginally. As the entire heavily armed dudes versus giant monster genre may use a few of Snake Outta Compton’s outrageousness. Because short of having the budget to pull Reign of Fire type activity scenes that could be the only way to place some thing in this way aside from the package.
Even though it will not stick out of the rest, Dragon Soldiers is one of the better films from the bunch. The characters are the normal variety. Buff action protagonist, slimy politician, plucky female, tough-talking coward who mans up when the time comes, etc.. But they are atleast given a little personality rather than just being the usual stereotypes. There’s also a few interesting plot twists. This includes an undeniably epic, if extremely improbable means of taking care of the dragon. There’s also a funny interracial credits spectacle.
The monster itself is quite nicely done for a low budget film in this way. It’s certainly a lot better than the one at the beginning of drag on Mountain or some range of additional low budget fantasy epics. We also have to find a fair number of it in the second half the film.
If you like monster movies then you need to find Dragon Soldiers a fun the time killer. Simply don’t expect too much beyond that.
Original title Dragon Soldiers
IMDb Rating 2.8 144 votes
TMDb Rating 8 1 votes