posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:33 PM
Wow... I never knew they could take some of the best books and make one of the worst movies out of 'em! Having been my favorite series of books when
I was little, I was so excited to hear that they were making a movie. The fact that it was animated wasn't too concerning at first (thinking that
they may be able to do more with a smaller budget), but the animation was indeed awful (what was with the draconian and dragon CGI? it didn't mesh
with the other animation at all!). I thought the voices did not fit the characters at all (but understand it's hard to replace the voices that I made
up in my head) and wished that they casted unknown actors instead of picturing Keifer everytime Raistlin was saying something.
But I don't know what was harder to take... the fact that the movie sucked, or the fact that they weren't making a second one. Even a butchered
version of those stories was better than most of the crap out there (at least it had a storyline). Even if they continued along the path of awfulness,
I still wanted to see the series finished.
I still dream that one day someone might do the series justice and make a live action one! I can just imagine Huma on the back of the Silver Dragon
flying in skies full of magic and dragons... at least they can't ruin my imagination! (things are sometimes best left as dreams!)
That being said, what a great series of books (Chronicles, Legends and The Legend of Huma... feel free to argue the quality of the rest, but those 7
books were incredible!)! I still pull them off of the shelf every few years to read and choke back the tears when Huma defeats the Queen of Darkness,
or when Flint dies and Tanis runs the Green Gem guy through... Aw man, those books will be with me for life! (both in mind, heart and on my
I never read anything after Dragons Of Summer Flame... which in retrospect was not comparable to the originals at all, but at the time made an okay
conclusion. Wasn't there another series called The Fifth Age or something? Was it any good?