D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie: Action Packed, Funny as Hell

According to Justice Smith, one of the stars of the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie, the film is "action-packed, thrilling, funny as hell".

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In a conversation with Collider, Smith said:

[Goldstein and Daley are] incredible. They’re so funny and they have such clear vision. I loved Game Night. That movie is so good and so funny. And it’s such a clear, specific story. It doesn’t try and be anything that it’s not. I think they approached this the same way. I can’t spoil too much but it’s action-packed, thrilling, funny as hell… it’s all of the things and yet it has a clear idea. That specificity is key in storytelling and John and Jonathan do that so well, being like, "This is the story we’re telling but they’re making it enjoyable the entire time." This is me not trying to spoil the movie in any regards. I’ve given away no details.


The movie, which also stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis, is scheduled for March 3rd, 2023.


 

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It has occurred to be that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is pretty much the opposite of Guardians of the Galaxy.

In GoG "the DM" takes it seriously and the humour come from "the PCs". In MPatHG "the DM" throws a series of extremely silly encounters at "the PCs" - especially Graham Chapman's King Arthur - who attempt to treat them seriously and with gravitas. The joke isn't the silliness of the encounters, it's King Arthur's reaction to them.
 

MarkB

Legend
It has occurred to be that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is pretty much the opposite of Guardians of the Galaxy.

In GoG "the DM" takes it seriously and the humour come from "the PCs". In MPatHG "the DM" throws a series of extremely silly encounters at "the PCs" - especially Graham Chapman's King Arthur - who attempt to treat them seriously and with gravitas. The joke isn't the silliness of the encounters, it's King Arthur's reaction to them.
Plus it clearly features a DM struggling to come up with NPC names on the fly...

"Some call me... Tim!"

...and to find an appropriate mini for the current encounter.

"Where is it - behind the rabbit?"
 

If they're going to do an actually distinctive soundtrack, they should go all out and do the whole thing in Bardcore style. Or else get some musicians who go nuts with traditionally orchestral instruments, like Lindsey Stirling, or the 2Cellos guys.

Lindsey Stirling with the 4 Tenors singing who wants to live forever is EPIC!


They give it a Romantic Gothic Vampire vibe, with Lindsey Sterling have a bit of a sunlit Fey quality in contrast to the 4 tenors damned immortals of darkness yearning vibe, very Romantic, even if it's 4 vs 1.

Amazing song. So he'll yes to all 5 of them doing music for D&D movie and add Enya for good measure.
 


doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
@Paul Farquhar It wasn’t a joke. Any research into the psychology of roleplaying will show you that it’s worth taking seriously, regardless of whether your game is serious or comedic in tone. Whether you want to look at it as collaborative storytelling, immersive catharthis, or exploration of the self and various other ideas and aspects of our complex internal lives, roleplaying is not inherently silly.

Unless you perhaps use a definition of silly that is much more broadly encompassing than any I would use. Are sports inherently silly? What about writing speculative fiction?

There is absolutely no reason to
 

Whether you want to look at it as collaborative storytelling, immersive catharthis, or exploration of the self and various other ideas and aspects of our complex internal lives, roleplaying is not inherently silly.
It's silly in the same way all activities adults engage in for leisure - sport - music - dance etc are silly.
 


Nebulous

Legend
Remember that time they tried to add humor to a D&D movie and cast Marlon Wayans?
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
If they had just called the D&D movie something generic and not tie it to the game, it was a decent but still-not-good film, but it wouldn't get the same level of hate it does to this day. But Snails, yeah. He was the worst.
 

Retreater

Legend
If they had just called the D&D movie something generic and not tie it to the game, it was a decent but still-not-good film, but it wouldn't get the same level of hate it does to this day. But Snails, yeah. He was the worst.
If it had just been called "Quest for the Dragon Rod" I doubt if many of us would've seen it, or if it would've been a big budget release with Jeremy Irons.
Snails' death (more the aftermath of it) had a bit of personal connection to me, because we had just lost a member of our gaming group very young and suddenly.
And I think that's part of why it seemed cheap to me. Fantasy deserves to be treated with some gravitas, not just as a tongue-in-cheek joke. You can have real emotion in fantasy, like LOTR, or even in a comedic fantasy adventure (both Guardians of the Galaxy films get me).
 




It still boggles my mind that Marlon Wayans was literally filming the Dungeons & Dragons movie and Requiem for a Dream at the same time. I suspect he, like Jeremy Irons, knew that the movie he was making was going to be garbage, and hammed it up.

Honestly, if you told me I had to get rid of either Ridley or Snails, I would give Ridley the boot in a heartbeat.

If they had just called the D&D movie something generic and not tie it to the game, it was a decent but still-not-good film, but it wouldn't get the same level of hate it does to this day. But Snails, yeah. He was the worst.
 

Retreater

Legend
Honestly, if you told me I had to get rid of either Ridley or Snails, I would give Ridley the boot in a heartbeat.
Ridley? She was the best character in the Alien series. Oh wait. That was Ripley.
There was a "Ridley" in the D&D movie? Was that a completely forgettable male lead? I have vague memories of Riff-Raff, tall dwarves, blue lipstick, Jeremy Irons, a beholder guard dog, and not much else.
 


Would it help if I called him by his full name, "Ridley Freeborn?" What, no, it doesn't?

Ridley? She was the best character in the Alien series. Oh wait. That was Ripley.
There was a "Ridley" in the D&D movie? Was that a completely forgettable male lead? I have vague memories of Riff-Raff, tall dwarves, blue lipstick, Jeremy Irons, a beholder guard dog, and not much else.
 


Gnarlo

Gnome Lover
Supporter
There was a "Ridley" in the D&D movie? Was that a completely forgettable male lead? I have vague memories of Riff-Raff, tall dwarves, blue lipstick, Jeremy Irons, a beholder guard dog, and not much else.

The Doctor; don’t forget he was in it
 

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