Friday, June 8, 2012 7:41:32 AM
Really LordJim? I felt that the knight was a metaphoric representation of entry-level labourers forced to carry out the worst tasks in order to create large profits for those at the top of the capitalist hierarchy such as the King.
The simplistic dialogue is symbolic of the limited control that workers have over their work load.
The dragon of course does hint at something darker and more complex though I suspect this was left open so the studio could later do a gritty reboot showing that the dragon was not truly a villain but rather a misunderstood social outcast.
Friday, June 8, 2012 3:33:43 AM
I didn't feel that the knight character had any depth or self-awareness. The dialogue was too expository and while underlying symbolism hinted at something darker and more complex this was never explored.