Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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The aninmation style was very different that what I was expecting. Every image had an almost ethereal glow. It made everything almost too pretty, but after a bit, I got used to it.
The story itself could have been taken from Dragon Age Origins, and I liked that. It should fit in that well.
The bad guy was pretty 2 dimensional, though, I wish we'd had at least a minute or two of backstory on how he became so hideous looking, apart from the whole "I are a blood mage! RAR! I kill you all!" thing.
Would I recommend this to people who have not played the games? Yes. The story is easily accessible, and enjoyable.
As a fan of the games I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. When I first saw it advertised here, I had a bit or morbid curiosity. For the most part Anime has been on a severe decline in quality of story telling and visuals lately, so I was none to pleased to see a Japanese studio handling it. CGI animation has never really been Japan's strong point. Even some of the better CG movies I have seen from them look pretty poor when compared to an American made one. (Appleseed vs Anything by Pixar.) Only exception I can think of I have seen is Final Fantasy Advent Children. I was also concerned about how well a country who's RPG's tend to be of a totally different flavor than western ones, would handle it.
I can say happily that they exceeded my expectations.
The animation and designs are good. Maybe not great. (would have rather seen it done like the game models used for cutscenes.) but they avoid looking totally stiff and lifeless.
The battle sequences. Yeah they fit the dragon age setting. Pretty much everything seen in the movie can be done in the game, or is shown in a game cut scene.
So for any fans of Dragon Age I can highly recommend.
On another note. Buy the Blueray, even if you do not have a player for it. It comes with the movie on DVD as well and as of May 31st 2012 is almost $10.00 cheaper than the DVD version.
For people who do not know much about the games or the setting, it does not rate as high. (3 stars there) It's still an entertaining watch, but you would probably get the feeling one gets when they start reading a book series halfway through. You may like what you see but you are totally lost on who is who.
The opening of the film has a brief history of the major religion, the Chantry. For anyone interested in the Japanese version do not panic when you put it in and this opening is in English. The rest of the movie is in Japanese after the narration is over. I don't know why they did it this way. I found it completely unnecessary and lazy. This movie was shown in Japanese theaters, so I find it hard to believe they had an English opening there.
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shipped very quickly!!! i'm so happy with this movie, cassandra is my favorite character and i can't wait to watch it more. thank you for a good price as well.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fun movie if you're into the franchise. Some of the animation (dragons) are pretty bad, but the movie is entertaining as a whole.Published 8 days ago by N. DeGaetano
A pre-requisite of this movie is that you almost have to have played Dragon Age II, AND Dragon Age Inquisition to really understand the point, as there are references to events in... Read morePublished 8 days ago by AnimeGuy
I am a huge Dragon age fan. I have played through all the games numerous times. Being able to see Cassandras back story, at least one particular chunk that she mentions in... Read morePublished 8 days ago by elizabeth
Very silly, not at all realistic (and my standards of realism allow for people riding on dragonback), a paper thin plot and some poor characterization. Read morePublished 16 days ago by CCHat Man
Good Animation and story, not sure how well it ties in with the Game, but the extras indicate the game designers were involved.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer