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I am Dragon – A Beautiful Russian Beauty and the Beast Fantasy About A Dragon

I am Dragon – What It’s About

I accidentally discovered I am Dragon while browsing through Amazon Prime. At first glance, I am Dragon appears like just another B film to skip. However, upon a closer look, I realized I am Dragon is actually this beautiful Russian import period fantasy. I watched the Beauty and the Beast like film instantly and fell in love with everything: from the unique mythology, the super gorgeous dragon, to the old-fashioned romance. Together, let’s bring I am Dragon out of the secret shadows and share it with the world. This film (which bombed in Russia) needs an audience!

In I am Dragon, a fierce dragon used to rule the land, stealing the female sacrifices freely given to keep order. Then, one day, a man defeats the dragon to save the woman he loves. Years later in more peaceful times, Princess Miroslava still plays with dragons and believes in fairy tales. But it’s time to put away such silly things when she is promised in marriage to the descendant of the dragon slayer, Igor (who, as it turns out, isn’t as nearly brave and noble as his ancestor).

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Dressed in her wedding gown, she is put out on the water. The ceremony echoes the ancient custom when young beauties were sacrificed to the beastly dragon. Soon, the ancient ritual song soars through the land, awakening a sleeping dragon.  In surprise to the entire village that believed the dragons were no more, the princess is kidnapped before her marriage in some truly gorgeous shots and CGI work (all without a huge budget).

The Romance

I am Dragon Review

In captivity, she meets a mysterious man named Arman who keeps his distance. It’s not long before Miroslava realizes that Arman IS the dragon and he is trying to keep the beast at bay and keep her from harm. He never wanted to transform into the dragon but the song was too irresistible, awakening something more primal in him.

As the two begin to know one another, of course, love blossoms in this beauty and the beast tale (the structure is very close to the literary story). She feels drawn to the dragon and to the man. Yet, she fears him at the same time. And as Igor comes closer to discovering the secret island hidden in mist and fog, Miroslava begins to question whether she wants to be found at all. But will love prevail in the end of this fairy tale?

Overall Thoughts

I am Dragon Review

I am Dragon isn’t perfect and some may be put off by the YA feeling teen romance. I, on the other hand, thought the love story was sweet. The two leads have a magnetic chemistry because both actors play their parts well. I believe Arman is both man and dragon because of his fierceness and empathy for humans at the same time. And Miroslava really captures an innocent beauty that we believe could fall in love with a beast that longs to kill her. Overall, give this one a chance. After a while, you’ll barely notice the subtitles and just become entrenched in this romantic period fantasy. It’s a Game of Thrones type movie (the colors are similar) without the explicit content and with an epic romance. Not to mention, a truly beautiful looking dragon. Check it out.

Content Note: I am Dragon contains slight rear nudity and dark themes of sacrifice.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime and DVD.


Photos: 4Digital Media/ Bazelevs Production

OVERALL RATING

Four corset rating

“Hello, Gorgeous.”

ROMANCE RATING

four heart rating

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My

feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me

to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

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By on April 23rd, 2018

About Autumn Topping

In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Intrigued by the tales her grandmother told of vampires, witches, and ghosts as a girl, she's always been drawn to the fantastic. Later, Autumn studied English and Creative Writing (continuing her love for classic literature and everything old-fashioned) and graduated with an MA in Children’s Literature and an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Currently, she co-runs this lovely blog and works as a YA Librarian.

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16 thoughts on “I am Dragon – A Beautiful Russian Beauty and the Beast Fantasy About A Dragon”

      • I loved it so much, I’ve seen it 3 times. It’s truly a beautiful story. I just wish I could find more movies/stories like it.
        The cast and story details were captivating. The ending was … so satisfying. Reality hurts and is harsh. Stories such as this one help me escape.

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  1. There aren’t nearly enough sweet romances that involve dragon shifters. Or shapeshifters in general, actually. :/ Thank you for bringing this one to my attention. *Puts it on her To Watch Now list*

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    • I completely agree! We definitely need more dragon shifter stories. And you’re welcome!

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  2. I discovered this movie by accudent on a clip on youtube back in January. I watched it and I loved it. OMG, i was mezmorized by it for at least couple of weeks. I am so glad that other people found out about it and share the same taste and passion about that movie and many more others!
    I did read somewhere on the web, that they are thinking to make a second part of that movie with sone asian motives. As far as I am aware, it also says that the second movie maybe on the screens this year. I really hope so 🙂

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  3. I found this movie at Wal-Mart. It was such a great buy. One of my all time favorite movies now. I litterally watch it over & over & over again & again. I would love to see a sequal come out.

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  4. The movie I am Dragon is a treat of sight, sound and heart. I could not agree more with this reviewer. It is visually stunning, the Russian is melodic, the romance reminds one of love in its real form; accepting all about the other. I highly recommend it.

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  5. I just saw this and went looking for reviews. This is an amazing film. The entire look of the film is amazing. I have never seen a better dragon on screen and even the costume design seemed amazingly well done. It also has a pretty epic soundrack. There is a scene at the end that was well done intercutting between Mira and Arman, I was on the edge of my seat. I also enjoyed a little feminist spin in that Arman would have been able to get the dragon under control had not for Mira gifting him with a little flute so he would have “non-ritual” songs in his life. Mira’s practical assistance along with her love was the key.

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  6. I just discovered this movie and watched it today! I also adored it!!! And I plan on watching it again soon! Lol [Just fyi, it is available to watch for free on Tubi TV and Vudu. You can still find it with an Amazon Prime search (like how I found it), but it directs you to Tubi TV to actually watch it.]

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