Reviewed by: Ryan Doom
Steven R. Monroe
and Michael Worth
What's it about
A medieval tale where a village is tormented by a dragon that formed from an egg struck by lightning.
Is it good movie?
Jabberwock doesnít offer anything new. Itís the story of an egg thatís struck by lightning, which causes a dragon to form. Then it does what dragons do. You know, kill people and stuff. Truly, thatís all you need to know about the plot, however, that doesnít mean I hate the thing. If youíre going to watch a low budget TV movie, Iím now convinced that a medieval tale is the way to go. In Jabberwock, thereís something about a cast in bad outfits that look a little too perfect for the period. Everything looks like it just came off the sewing machine, which means not only does it look stupid, but the cast doesnít look particularly comfortable either. Everybody looks stiff. Along the same lines, if youíre going to have a dragon in a film, it better look good orÖitíll look stupid. Jabberwock has special effects that would have blown minds back in 1991, but Jurassic Park this ainít.
Thereís really not much to the movie as the effects are minimal, the sets are minimal, and the cast is minimal. Our strong warriors have their path set out for them pretty quickly and the movie never tries to stretch beyond exactly what the audience expects from this type of flick. I shouldíve hated it, but for some reason I enjoyed it to a point. Everything is so simple and easy flowing that its hard to hate it completely. The characters are dull and so is the story, so maybe itís the dragon and some swords that held my attention. And if it was that, thatís kinda sad.
Video / Audio
Video: A crisp and clear Widescreen presentation.
Audio: Presented with the power of nice sound in stereo!! (it wasn't listed).
Notta. The movie hasn't been released yet.
Zero budget and unimaginative, yet somehow enjoyable. Watch at your own risk.