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The story attempts to be a cross between Braveheart and Willow, but it turns out to be nothing like either of them. Quaid is also no Mel Gibson. He doesn't seem to be having any fun with his role, unlike Connery, who has plenty of good humor about voicing a dragon. But, there is another shortcoming. When Connery speaks, it seems like it's James Bond portraying a dragon, instead of Connery simply playing a dragon. It also gets really confusing when it turns from a grim war story to grim fairy tale and ends up as a piece of fluff, with Connery playing Draco a la Puff the Magic Dragon. The special effects are quite good, but not extraordinary. It's all been done before and it has too many similarities to Dragonslayer. One of the few good points of this long, dull fantasy is Thewlis' truly evil performance as the tyrant king. Besides the dragon, he's almost worth the price of admission.