A teenage boy who longs to be reunited with his childhood friend gets his chance when he becomes the owner of a mysterious teacup that houses a magical dragon.
Wish Dragon is an unexpected delight, one which touches the soul and teaches some of life's most valuable lessons.
Never judge a book by its cover (in this case, never think you know a movie after seeing just the trailer). After watching the trailer, I thought this was just a Chinese remake of Disney's classic Aladdin story. I was so wrong!
Animation lovers might just need to keep their handkerchiefs handy while watching this because it will melt the stoniest of hearts. This might be the best animated film 2021 has to offer.
Wish Dragon sees Din Song (Jimmy Wong), a poor teen, put on a facade to make an impression on his childhood best friend. He is aided by the titular power-wielding dragon; a creature who just wants to finish his servitude to humanity and return to where he belongs.
As Din reconnects with his pal, he learns that he has to shed the cloak of deception and be proud of who he really is. His journey takes a dangerous turn when he stumbles into dangerous men looking for the mysterious teacup. It's a path that will teach him and his reptilian ally that sometimes the things we crave the most do not compare to what we already have.
Despite its lack of originality, Wish Dragon turns out to be a load of fun and heart. It has a message for all ages and its colourful animation will keep viewers spellbound.
The subpar character designs are easily forgotten in a plot that takes the viewer where he/she least expects. The end result is a wonderful viewing experience that will shake you to your core.
I highly recommend this film to not just animation fans, but to all movie lovers. Don't think you know where the story is going because you don't, trust me.
John Cho, the voice behind the dragon, does a splendid job in his vocal performance of an imperfect creature that becomes something far more by the end of the film.
I could go on about how awesome the film is but I would just stop here and urge every member of the family to see this beautiful work of art from the talented minds behind Sony Pictures Animation.
The director Chris Appelhans couldn't have done better in making this exceptional masterpiece. Thanks, man. It was a joyride from start to finish!