I know I know, another dragon movie? I know, I’m with you. But this one was a little different. While the story feels familiar to other dragon movies, instead of vikings and dragon hunters, this movie comes from a dragon’s perspective, and takes place in modern times. Here’s our Firedrake the Silver Dragon review.
In Firedrake the Silver Dragon, we get to see what it’s like from the dragon’s perspective when their home is threatened by humans. In hiding the dragons are not allowed to fly or breathe fire. After hearing of a mythical paradise where dragons can live in peace, a young dragon named Firedrake summons the courage to seek it out and enlists help from a human he thinks is a real dragon rider. Along the way they discover they’re being hunted by an ancient metal dragon eater. Together they must use teamwork, wits, and wise advice from characters they meet to travel across the world and try to discover the hidden dragon paradise where they can be free.
This fantasy adventure has a notable vocal cast including Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart, which is fun for the grownups, but the target audience will likely enjoy the colorful action sequences. Firedrake the Silver Dragon is an encouraging tale, and the messages are positive. The wise and charismatic characters viewers meet along the way add an endearing element. It’s lacking a great soundtrack and a lot of depth, which makes this film feel tailored for a younger audience. My 8-year-old son found it delightful and other dragon-loving children likely will as well. My 11-year-old daughter on the other hand, was not so impressed. Read their reviews below.
Firedrake the Silver Dragon Kids’ Review
What did you think of the movie?
J: I thought it was good, not great.
T: Yea I liked it.
So did you like it?
J: Not really.
J: I didn’t feel like it gave me that pop of a really good movie.
T: Because there was a dragon and a genie, and they fight.
What was the funniest part to you?
J: I don’t think it was very funny. But “Dislikes… Not eating dragons.”
T: Whenever the the genie and the monster was fighting.
Would you recommend it to your friends?
What lesson did you learn? What message was the movie trying to get across?
J: Be brave. Tell the truth.
T: I learned not to ask a Djinn a question that he’s heard before. And don’t fight unless you have to defend yourself.
Who was your favorite character?
J: I don’t know, I don’t have one.
Do you think it’s for other kids?
J: Younger kids. 6 and up. But kids like my sister like it too, so any age. But if there are older kids might not like it but if it’s a family with yougner kids they’ll think it’s great.
T: Maybe both older and younger.
Did you think it was scary?
J: Oh no.
Would you want to watch it again?
How would you rank it compared to other family dragon movies?
J: It’s my least favorite dragon movie this year. I liked Wish Dragon and Raya and the Last Dragon more, and the How to Train Your Dragon movie.
T: I liked Silverdrake in the middle. I liked it more than Raya but not How to Train Your Dragon. Who would win a Night Fury or a Silver Dragon?
Q: What was your favorite part?
J: Don’t have one.
T: [spoiler] My favorite part is whenever he killed the bag guy.
What would you rank it out of 10?
J: A 4.
T: A 7 and a half.
Is it worth picking for Family Movie Night?
J: For younger families.
T: I feel like it’s too much of a kid show. I like to pick grownup shows like King Kong or Godzilla, How to Train Your Dragon but kid shows like Jungle Book are too much of a kid show.
Firedrake the Silver Dragon is now playing on Netflix. Have you seen it? What did you think?
Wondering how our movie taste compares you yours? Check out some of our other movie reviews:
- Vivo Review
- Jungle Cruise Review
- Raya and the Last Dragon Review
- Cruella Review
- Cinderella Review
- Wish Dragon Review