Dragon Wars (D-War)

Theatrical Release: September 14, 2007
Dragon Wars (D-War)


Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a girl stricken with a mysterious illness named Sarah is suppose to help him. The Imoogi makes its way to Los Angeles, wreaking havoc and destruction. With the entire city under arms, will Ethan and Sarah make it in time to save the people of Los Angeles?

Dove Review

This movie does have some good acting in it and that is a big compliment considering that the film is loaded with CGI and special effects, and some of them are poorly done. There are times in which the creatures simply look fake. There are so many explosions going on in the movie and police lining up to shoot the next CGI creature, that realism soon is totally set aside. Sure, it is a fantasy film, but it is sad that if the viewer were to take an extended trip to the restroom that, more than likely, the same explosions and creatures you would see before you left the theater, would be there doing the same things when you returned from your little break. The word “insipid” implies a lack of sufficient taste or savor to please or interest. A fellow reviewer and I agreed after screening this film that this movie defines the meaning of insipid.

At any rate, despite good performances from Jason Behr as Ethan and Amanda Brooks as Sarah, the violence is almost non-stop once it starts about fifteen minutes into the film, and the concept of reincarnation and mysticism is so strong a theme in the movie, that we cannot award our Dove Seal to the picture.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing.
Language: H-6; D-2; S-1; A-1; G/OMG-3; Cr*p-1; Disrespect to elderly man who is called "Old Fart."
Violence: A lot of violence throughout the film although comparatively little blood; a snake-like dragon munches on some elephants and some blood is seen; a woman is picked up by the dragon's teeth and she dies; a lot of explosions, helicopters fight a dragon and several go down; a sword fight; a character takes a bullet in arm for another character; many buildings are destroyed, other creatures fight against humans; a police car is destroyed; many humans and creatures die.
Drugs: A bar scene and alcohol is served but no one is seen drinking.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: Strong mysticism; the talk and idea of reincarnation is part of the film's plot; a child is told he is living his second life; a woman levitates; a prophecy that a woman must die to save many lives; a couple of Buddhas are seen in the film.


Company: Freestyle Releasing
Director: Hyung-rae Shim
Producer: James B. Kang
Genre: Action
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter