Dragonheart ll: A New Beginning – Filtered

Theatrical Release: August 8, 2000
DVD Release: November 17, 2000


When Geoff, an orphaned stable boy (Chris Masterson), discovers Drake (voice of Robby Benson), the world’s last living dragon, he realizes that his dream of becoming a knight in shining armor can now come true. Together, they soon face challenges that turn them into heroes. But caught up in the excitement of their new lives, Geoff and Drake fail to see the hidden dangers that surround them.

Dove Review

Geoff, a stable boy who lives and works for a group of monks, discovers a secret that has been protected for years- the world’s last living dragon. Drake is a friendly, tame dragon who has not learned the arts of fire breathing and ice throwing because he was raised in solitude and has never seen the outside world. With Geoff’s discovery, he sees a whole new world opening to him and realizes that his dream of knighthood could actually come true. But both Drake and Geoff are oblivious to the dangers that surround them now that a real dragon has been produced. Together they discover both the evil and the good in the world and end up discovering what true love really is. “Dragonheart II” is a really good fantasy type movie with an interesting and somewhat captivating storyline. There were a couple of references to an amulet containing the withered heart of a former dragon that holds all the wisdom of the dragons, and also to the stars as being the souls of the dragon ancestors to which Drake responds- “A dragon heaven”. Other than the fights here and there with no blood involved, it was a pretty clean movie. Drake learns a lesson in protecting his heart and not giving it away too quickly. This is both literal and emotional for him as dragons can give a part of their heart to someone and therefore bind themselves to that person forever-maybe a little cheesy, but one could draw some awesome parallels!! A great flick for 12+!!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A mini battle with swords-turns out to be fake-no blood, fights with swords and martial arts, the king’s number one man is actually a dragon who transforms himself from human to dragon-could be a little scary for the more tender kids.
Drugs: The king is slowly being poisoned so that he is out of his right mind.
Nudity: Monk in underwear (diaper type) with bare chest.
Other: Reference to an amulet that contains the wisdom of the dragons, souls of the dragon ancestors are in the stars, and Drake takes part of his heart and gives it to a dying Geoff-thus giving him life again.


Company: Apix/MCA/Universal Home Video
Writer: Patrick Read Johnson and Charles Edward Pogue
Director: Doug Lefler
Genre: Action
Runtime: 85 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor