Price: £12.99 RRP
Age Range: Rated U – Universal
Manufacturer’s Description: Glendragon is in danger! When the King returns from faraway lands, he discovers that the Vikings have stolen a treasured crystal jewel from the dragon of Dragon Mountain. It is the King’s mission to return the jewel and Mike’s job to help him. The King, Mike and Evie form “Team Family Glendragon” and soon find themselves on an epic quest filled with dangerous obstacles from meddlesome gargoyles to giant dragons!
Come along on an action-packed adventure the whole family will love!
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: Mike the Knight is currently visiting Warwick Castle, and we were invited to come and see him! As well as spending the afternoon taking part in all sorts of knightly activities and taking selfies with a dragon (yes, really – and I’ll be posting a separate blog post about that this afternoon!), we were there to watch the new Mike the Knight film, Journey to Dragon Mountain.
Before the film: Mike the knight hats, jam tarts, Dragon Mountain flags, and Mike the Knight toys to play with.
Both our girls enjoy Mike the Knight although neither of them are absolutely obsessed – it is something they enjoy watching when it’s on but not something often requested. The new film is fairly similar to the episodes in terms of the format; Mike has to go on a quest to “be a knight, do it right!” and various adventures ensue.
The King, voiced wonderfully by Alexander Armstrong of Pointless fame, returns from his journeys abroad to tell the whole village a tale of his exciting exploits with jewels, vikings, and dragons. Trouble and danger soon rear their ugly heads, when it turns out the vikings have stolen the jewel and the King sets out to return it to Dragon Mountain.
Unbeknownst to the King, and despite instructions to the contrary, Mike and his sister Evie both separately and secretively follow their father to intercept the Vikings and retrieve the giant jewel. The family then travels together for the rest of the quest and eventually it all turns out ok… of course.
There is a catchy song about “Team Glendragon” and a rather heart-warming ending for all you softies out there. The special feature on the DVD is quite fun – four songs by Fernando (the minstrel) introducing the new characters, with clips of them from the film.
We give the film 4 stars, and would put the DVD on the Christmas list for any Mike the Knight superfan.