Sunday, May 1, 2011

Age of The Dragons

Age of The Dragons


Age of The Dragons (2011)


As in the novel, narrator Ishmael (Corey Sevier) joins Ahab (Danny Glover) on the good ship Pequod, in this instance an iron contraption that seemingly self-propels on wooden wheels. The seven-strong crew ostensibly seeks the precious "Vitriol" inside the fire-breathing winged creatures. Set in a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the Vitriol that powers their world. Vitriol is a blue liquid and is highly explosive, when it comes in touch with Oxygen. Ishmael, a charismatic brave harpooner joins their quest. In fact, Ahab's mission is a revenge on a particular Great White Dragon that decades ago scarred and injured him, and also killed his sister, when he was young and left his body scarred and mauled, drives the crew deeper into the heart of darkness. For that reason he tries to kill all dragons not only the white one. Conflict arises via a romantic entanglement between Ishmael and Ahab's feisty adopted daughter, Rachel (Sofia Pernas), beautiful and tough, runs the hunting vessel which inspires hostility from jealous hothead Flask (Larry Bagby). In the White Dragon's lair Ahab's secrets are revealed and Rachel must choose between following him on his dark quest or escaping to a new life with Ishmael. She chooses the later and in a final confrontation, Ahab's spear, which was tied to his foot, becomes entangled in the White Dragon's neck who flies off with a screaming Ahab until he is slammed against a pillar, presumably killing him. The movie ends with the White Dragon flying off into the distance, with Ahab's body clinging on to it.


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