In 2000, a movie starring Jeremy Irons, Marlon Waynes, Thora Birch, and Justin Whalin came out called Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy film that not only features terrible CG but is also drawn to the numbers. in a special way and in many ways, especially soulless. The only thing that’s even as far-fetched as playing D&D with your friends in real life is Marlon Wayans’ character Snails – because at least he’s having some fun. In 2005, there was Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and in 2012, there was Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness, and none of these movies seemed to attract D&D. However, that could be about to change. In a new feature of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, due out in March 2023, it looks like we’re about to have a D&D movie that really understands the game.
While the new poster is your typical “here’s a bunch of giant floating objects on top of each other”, a new feature, titled “Epic Journey”, is further proof that the team The production team behind the upcoming film played D&D. And that’s great because the last few movies have been horrible.
Take for example Xenk (played by Regé-Jean Page) in Honor Among Thieves. He’s a knight, and as a knight he could very well be a legitimately good character – let’s forget for the moment that you can and should play a knight with an Oath of Conquest. is the devil for a moment – and because of his association, he will become annoyed with all the fun activities in your group because he obeys the law of the land, like a funny version more likeness and integrity than Judge Dredd–except for all those deaths. This character tends to come into conflict with others, as they can be the moral center of the group — even if the other characters in the group share the same views as the knight said.
The characters don’t always get along. It’s usually a random group of people, coming together on a journey bigger than they are. Occasionally, a few players will connect with each other very early, but if by the first day, every member of the party is close to each other, it is strange. There are a lot of certain big personalities that come into conflict with each other. This is what we see right away in the new video with Chris Pine not getting along with Xenk.
Another aspect of D&D that previous films failed to capture is the whimsical and exciting world. There are treasure chests that want to eat you. There are solid men. There are dungeons that are sometimes inhabited by dragons. The world of D&D is filled with monsters, animals, out-of-this-world creatures, etc. – some of them weird, some scary and some silly. Some of the videos we’ve seen about Honor Among Thieves rely on that.
It’s all about a group of characters, on a seemingly impossible and possibly not very compatible journey, as they stumble across various bizarre creatures. Everything about D&D has a tendency to be funny – unless you’re playing with people who take the game too seriously, that’s no fun. And that’s why it’s great to see Honor Among Thieves include everything players love about D&D.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is directed by John Francis Daley (Game Night) and Jonathan Goldstein (Game NIght) and written by Daley, Michael Gilio, and Chris McKay. The film stars Pine and Page, in addition to Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant. The film hits theaters on March 31, 2023.
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