Hero Quest DVD Review
Ditch this quest.
In the fantasy CGI animated film “Hero Quest,” the story revolves around a young boy (Savva) who embarks on a quest to save his fellow villagers (which includes his mother) from evil hyenas. Joining him on his journey is a white wolf (Angee), a cursed man (Baron Fafl), and a host of other oddball characters. Unfortunately, their quest is easier said than done as it is fraught with peril such as an evil 3 headed monkey Queen and a war.
“Hero Quest” (AKA “A Warrior’s Tail”) is as generic as the title suggests. From start to finish, the film feels like a slapped together story about dreams, the hero’s journey, saving the world, you know the drill. At no point does the writing stuff even attempt to develop the lame mythology. Instead, they merely cram in as many characters as humanely possible, create a story that drifts wildly off course, and thrown in some many moments that are clear rip-offs films such as “Lord of the Rings,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Gremlins.”
The film does have one thing going for it and that’s the CGI animation. Granted, it’s not perfect, but I appreciate the work that went into the picturesque environments and some of the unique character designs.
Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? As mentioned above, the CGI animation looks sharp.
Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? Lively (annoyingly so).
Extras: A Dove Channel ad, a “Hero Quest” trailer, and a rock music video.
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