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Dragon Mountain

By Ayurella Horn-Muller | August 8, 2018

Dragons, dwarves, underground caves – for any fantasy-movie addict, such a classically intriguing combination almost always promises a heady thrill ride. Chris Rainey’s Dragon Mountain is no different. The feature film follows the plight of three dwarf miners who embark on a suspenseful race for their lives after the mountain they are working in collapses. The intensity builds as the group battles circumstantial threats, like dwindling supplies and diminishing oxygen, and climaxes as they are hunted down by a creature buried with them.

Dragon Mountain interlaces an extraordinarily fascinating narrative with an irresistible cast. Set to a thrilling soundtrack that pitches you right into the mountain’s catacombs alongside the dwarves you learn to root for, director/writer Rainey masterfully produces a Lord of the Rings meets 127 Hours lovechild. Embellished with intricately complex characters, Dragon Mountain oh so ironically flourishes in delivering an enthusiastic storyline of human potential, an angle which countless films mistakenly neglect. Thanks to an epic plot with superb scope, this steampunk fantasy absorbs you from the get-go; making you gasp, shout, chuckle, and cringe in all the right places.

“…three dwarf miners who embark on a suspenseful race for their lives after the mountain they are working in collapses.”

There’s an element of surprise laced into the feature that is something only a member of the audience can cherish. Slow to win the viewer over, there exists an impossibly dominant sense of dubiousness that permeates the first couple of scenes. As we watch the protagonists get ahold of their bearings and dire situation, a fleeting thought appears – is this movie set in dingy caves worth watching through to the end? The answer to that arrives soon after, as a fully-realized story rises from the depths of the mountain surrounding them. It is infinitely worth it, something that is proven the further the team of dwarves descends into their surroundings and the more your anticipation for what’s next grows.

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  1. Bruce Forbes says:

    Sorry, but I’m thinking that Ayurella Horn-Muller had to have been smoking some pretty good drugs when writing this review; the movie was nothing like described. It was slow, pointless, boring, with no character development and no excitement. The title suggests it would be similar to, or written along the lines of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, but any similarity was only in the costumes of the dwarves; the actors didn’t even display the same characteristics or attributes as the dwarves in Tolkien’s novels. Terrible movie, wasted an hour-and-a-half of my life watching this that I’ll never get back. Don’t bother with this movie – it has no redeeming values whatsoever.

  2. Vickie Seward says:

    Worst movie I have ever seen. Characters were weak. Barely any plot. Dragon mountain has no dragons and the weird steampunk/fantasy script could have been written by a 10 year old. There are no redeeming qualities to this movie and I am surprised they even got funding to make it. Horrible.

  3. troglor says:

    Very good movie. for those complaining about it being “in the dark”, it is in a mine with a cave in plus very few supply’s. DUH.

  4. Hazel says:

    Exceptional character development?? You barely even see the ******* let alone see any hint of character development – most of what you see is a black screen whilst hearing some nonsensical rambling by three little men

    9 out of 10 stars??? Did you even watch this film????

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