Opening today is the monster movie "Dragon Wars" (PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action) starring Jason Behr as a reporter who investigates the theory, based on Korean legend, that serpent-dragons who once roamed the Earth will return to devastate the planet. He determines that a girl (Amanda Brooks) stricken with a mysterious illness is supposed to help him as the creatures, now a massive army, indeed wreak havoc in Los Angeles. The story also involves an antique treasure chest, a red pendant and a telltale tattoo. At least this is what we hear.
The movie wasn't screened for critics.
Also in theaters today is the comedy "Moving McAllister" (PG-13 for drug content, sexual references and crude humor), in which ladder-climbing law intern Rick Robinson, desperate to score points with his boss, the titular McAllister (Rutger Hauer), commits to a favor that takes him in a rundown truck to Los Angeles with all of McAllister's possessions, plus his niece and her pet pig. Rick endures breakdowns, encounters strange hitchhikers and assorted yokels and maybe a serpent-dragon or two (oops -- wrong movie), but ends up finding love.