Crown and The Dragon: The Paladin Cycle
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C-
Crown and the Dragon
is an ambitious low budget fantasy film with some pretty good
costumes and production value but a lack of starpower accompanied by
some truly dismal digital effects moments and a godawful voice over
track that puts it low on the must watch list.
a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, a
noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient
relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king. When her aunt
is murdered on the road, Elenn must take her aunt's place at the
coronation and hires a smuggler to escort her across the volatile
country. Elenn must find within herself the strength to fulfill her
aunt's calling to free the people, and become the Paladin - the long
foretold dragon slayer.
film feels like a movie that you would see on television but that
doesn't necessarily make it horrible. It tries hard to be a Ridley
Scott-style fantasy but instead just isn't gritty or stylistic enough
to reach that stature. They must have had some sort of budget as
there are plenty of horses and some interesting locations.
and Picture on the Blu-ray Disc aren't awful by any stretch. The
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital high definition transfer is pretty sharp and
constant throughout and is accompanied by a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
lossless 5.1 track that is pretty good with the exception of that
horrible voice over in the beginning of the film which obviously
wasn't mixed properly because it is way too soft over the
accompanying score and sound effects. Total run time for the film is
only extra on the disc is a Trailer.
James Harland Lockhart V