Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves
It’s not safe to go alone! Take this: a DnD film that is actually a fun adventure to watch along with! If you’re anything like me, and have loved Dungeons and Dragons for years, you might be aware that the film industry is saturated with absolutely terrible DnD films. The problem is that it’s so hard to translate an interactive RPG experience onto screen when each tabletop experience is so unique to the party that plays in it. However, with series like Stranger Things beginning to understand DnD instead of othering those who play it, I think many people were quietly hopeful that maybe this time, it had been done right.
To my surprise, it has been! Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves may not be ground- breaking or jaw-dropping in the plotline or acting departments, but by gosh is it fun. The characters drag you along for the adventure in a way that allows the runtime to slip by easily, greased by the brilliant CGI and effects (looking at you, Marvel, polishing those effects goes a long way to enjoyment!). Regé-Jean Page is an unexpected scene stealer, managing to be hilarious and endearing at the same time, too, though Chris Pine’s zest for the role he plays shouldn’t be underestimated either. In the run up to this film, I read that the director had organised for the actors to play DnD in preparation for their performances, and though I can’t confirm for certain whether that’s anything more than rumour, from the performances on screen I’d guess it’s true. Everyone seemed to understand the assignment on this one: a slice of fun!Sueda Oktay
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Screenings of this film:
|2022/2023 Summer Term – (digital)|