Theresa Synder is a prolific wordsmith who specializes in stories of the imagination, be it science fiction, fantasy or paranormal, as well as her own family memoir, We 3. She loves to write about dragons, having one of her own in a series of adventures called The Farloft Chronicles. As dragon connoisseurs, she and I viewed the latest installment of the Dragonheart franchise, Dragonheart Vengeance. What did Theresa think about it? Find out, below. First watch the film, either on Netflix or buying it outright, to avoid spoilers.
I, like others, looked forward to another chapter in the Dragonheart saga. My wait was rewarded in some respects but dashed in others.
I really loved Helena Bonham Carter’s voicing of Siveth the dragon jumped off the scene as far as the animation went, but I found the story lacking in two major plot points. Ones I felt the writer should have easily seen for himself. It’s too bad, because it spoiled it for me. It could have been so much better. I still prefer the original Dragonheart to all the rest.
Did you spot these writing errors?
Siveth reacted to Darius’ pain when he was hit early in the movie, and when he was drowning, because of their heart connection, but had no reaction to him being almost killed with an arrow.
Also, when Lukas woke up in the monastery after Siveth carried him there, he never asked about Darius and whether he had survived. (As far as I could tell he was never made aware that if Darius died, then Siveth would die.) He could have at least asked and then Oana could have said that they hadn’t heard from him yet.
An author should always follow up on the rules he as laid down in his plot. Also, a scene with Lukas worried about Darius would have enhanced their growing relationship.
Instead it should have gone something like this…
The cat Siveth, in the castle at the time searching for the papers to prove the king’s deception, should have yowled in pain when Darius was shot with the arrow. This would have totally upset the game the knights were playing.
Then maybe the chore-woman could have picked her up to comfort her. Darius could have made Siveth “see” what was happening while she was recovering in the woman’s arms.
The flight to Darius’ side would have been much more exciting as Siveth struggled to stay in the air with great pain on her face. She could have mumbled “I’m coming, Darius’.” Then when she went down as he drowned, it would have been more of a struggle to get back up in the air. Perhaps using trees to get a higher platform to launch from.
When Siveth and Darius parted it would have been more emotional because the threat was not passed for either of them. He could die, and she would crash out in the woods and leave Lukas to die.
Their reassurance to each other would have been deeper and held more meaning.
Also, when Lukas woke up in the monastery, Oana could say that they had not seen Darius, but Siveth would tell him that Darius must still be alive because she was still there. She could then reveal the full extent of their connection. She could do one of her snarky quips about it being just like him to keep them in suspense.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you already know how I feel about this latest chapter. I love Siveth. She has a sense of humor, a passion for helping people, shown to have great power (thanks to an adequate budget) and actually has a happy ending. May we see more of this character. Theresa and I–and I’m sure many others–look forward to the next installment.