I knew from the previews that the movie was a weird blend of CGI (all dragons and draconians) and 80s-like cartoons (everything else), but I was hoping that the quality of the rendering of the story would make it for the lack of eye-candyness. I was disappointed... I don't want to be harsh, I know all the work such a movie asks, but if someone hasn't read the books and see this movie, he/she won't even have a hint to the inner and complicated turmoils of the characters: the movie concentrates all its attention on action, everything goes too fast, and we don't have time to learn about the characters, who they are, what they think, what they want. I watched this movie with my wife, who has never read a DragonLance novel in her entire life, and she found the movie very childish, not at all designed for adults, but she nonetheless said she was entertained and that it could give her the desire to read the books. Personally, I had the overall impression of watching old "Masters of the Universe" cartoons... But, hey, I'm a DragonLance fan, so I ought to buy it and I don't regret it.