Action / Adventure / Animation / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.0/10 10 1925 1.9K

Plot summary

It's not easy being a teen like Duncan. His mom wants him to pay more attention to his homework, while his dad - a 120-foot-tall monster known as a Kaiju - wants him to become the next King of All Monsters. When these worlds collide, Duncan must use his human wits and his Kaiju powers - including super strength, agility and the ability to breathe fire - to protect his family and friends from a giant monster rampage.

July 06, 2023 at 03:26 AM


Peter Chung

Top cast

Dana Delany as Margaret Rosenblatt
Grey Griffin as Ms. Dreakford
Kevin Michael Richardson as Belloc
Nicole Sullivan as Dr. Pytel
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635.69 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
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1.27 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 5 / 10

Humans vs. Kaju... But something was missing...

Not being one to turn away from animated movies, I sat down to watch "Firebreather" with no particular expectations, as I had no idea what the story was or who did the voice acting.

My initial impression of the movie is that the graphics were fairly "sterile", in lack of better words. The animators had skipped on minute details, and there was a sense of work in progress to the background most of the time. Now, that being said, I am not saying that the movie wasn't nicely made, because the graphics did look cool, I just personally could have used more details in the backgrounds and scenery.

The story is about Duncan, who stands out in a crown because of his orange-tinted skin and scale-like texture on his skin, trying to fit into the new school and community where he just moved with his mother. Upon being bullied at school, Duncan discovers that he is able to breath forth fire, and that sets things into escalation, and Duncan finds out the truth about who his father really is.

There is a lot of action in "Firebreather", but the story is also nice in the aspect of having to find your place even when standing out in a crowd, plus there was also a side story of love and friendship. However, the main storyline, or at least what they put the most effort into, was the situation between humans and the Kaju. The subplots were skimmed only, not really given the proper attention to flesh them out in a satisfying manner.

Personally, I wasn't overly impressed with "Firebreather", as there are far better animated and far better story-driven animations available. But I am sure that "Firebreather" will appeal greatly to boys in the age 6 to 12.

Reviewed by brooklynsweb 5 / 10

Superhero for the Teen Angst Generation

Stumbled upon this flick by accident while reading reviews of other animations in a similar genre. I'll make this short and sweet. The pros of the movie is the CG graphics, the cons also include a super simplified and sometime barely evident history of each character and the under-developing of pretty much everything.

This is a good Saturday morning time killer or in general a snack for those who want some action vs. elongated dialogs between villains and heroes. Think of this analogy; Watching Firebreather is like playing Need For Speed Underground vs. Gran Turismo.

The common denominator I would say is the young superhero and the giant monsters. Fans of teen hero series such as Teen Titans, Young Justice and Batman beyond, as well as appreciators of the classics such as King Kong, Ultra Man, and (dare I say) the Power rangers may also enjoy this animation.

Nothing special but overall fun to watch.

Reviewed by Rectangular_businessman 6 / 10

This would have been an interesting animated series

"Firebreather" was a decent animation.

I have to say that I never read in the comic books in which this was apparently inspired, but I found this to be worth-watching.

This animated television movie was directed by Peter Chung, the creator of "Æon Flux", and while "Firebreather" wasn't visually impressive or original as that series, it had a decent level of entertainment value, with an interesting aesthetic and likable characters.

Even when this movie had some of the typical clichés that could be expected from a teen superhero story, it was funny to watch anyway. This could have been a very interesting animated series. I would have liked to see what kind of plot and character development "Firebreather" could have.

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