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4.0 out of 5 stars Kid Friendly Dragon Tale, July 7, 2013
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This review is from: Dragon Pearl (DVD)
This Australian-Chinese collaboration offers kids the chance to be the heroes in a mystical land.

An Austalian boy comes to stay with his archaelogical father(Sam Neill) in China, while equally, a Chinese girl visits her mother at the dig site. At first the kids are put off by each other but soon join forces at the discovery that the girl has a ancient calling with an emperor and a dragon.

They follow an odd man(Jordan Chan) with a flute that only the girl can hear and unearth the lair of a dragon, much to the disbelief of their respective parents and cross paths with some bad guys set on obtaining the powerful pearl of the title.

It's a bit slow in parts. Humor provided by famous Chinese actor/dancer, Chan, not Jackie, made our kids giggle; the dragon is a Chinese dragon, no wings, more noble and elegant looking than our western versions; the stunts and special effects are ok. I liked the scenery, the story was putting me out, but the kids(6 & 9) liked it.

The Australian director, Mario Andreacchio, appears to know what kids like, and keeps the danger to PG level and adds comedy to soften the threats. All ends well with parent-child bonding and dragon satisfaction. 3 1/2 stars. Chinese drummers perform during the credits. No special features.
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