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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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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Zaukrie

New Publisher
But both can have a good dose of humour in them. And ultimately, it is a D&D movie. If it's nothing like D&D, what's the point of it being a D&D movie?
Most DnD novels are NOTHING like the games. Also, frankly, I've never played in a game that devolved into fart jokes, or continued humor. I don't even understand how this is debatable......the novels aren't like the TT experience. I see no reason the movie should be like SOME table's games.
 

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MarkB

Legend
Most DnD novels are NOTHING like the games. Also, frankly, I've never played in a game that devolved into fart jokes, or continued humor. I don't even understand how this is debatable......the novels aren't like the TT experience. I see no reason the movie should be like SOME table's games.
I've read maybe a dozen D&D novels, including some of the 'classics', and none of them impressed me. I'm certainly not looking to them as something for a D&D movie to emulate.
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
I've read maybe a dozen D&D novels, including some of the 'classics', and none of them impressed me. I'm certainly not looking to them as something for a D&D movie to emulate.
that's not really the point, though......I don't think we'll agree. I want a fantasy movie, about warriors and clerics and thieves fighting monsters in dungeons and elsewhere (and other humanoids)......with the occasional joke like Guardians or Willow.....
 

that's not really the point, though......I don't think we'll agree. I want a fantasy movie, about warriors and clerics and thieves fighting monsters in dungeons and elsewhere (and other humanoids)......with the occasional joke like Guardians or Willow.....
And I want a more realistic D&D game.

It would involve about 30 minutes in which only one or two characters show up on time and the others are stuck in traffic or running late.

Then they'd spend the next 20 minutes recapping their last adventure and trying to remember what they're supposed to do now.

Then the rest of the movie is them just getting in trouble at a tavern.

Classic D&D!
 

payn

Hero
Folks are making two mistakes here. Assuming general movie goers are familiar with D&D novels, at all. Also, that movie goers know what an average D&D session full of fart jokes and cheap deaths is like. Likely best for the producers to take as little as needed from each.
 



Thankfully, I have not had a single D&D group descend into Monty Python's Holy Grail since junior high. Even back then, it did not go over well and the group broke up rather than continue to play with the DM.
Thank god mine either. To be honest we rarely if ever quote the movie. Its funny dont get me wrong but not a go to for me when Im looking for a movie to watch. Although I caught on the BBC channel few months back at 4AM and watched it.
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
Folks are making two mistakes here. Assuming general movie goers are familiar with D&D novels, at all. Also, that movie goers know what an average D&D session full of fart jokes and cheap deaths is like. Likely best for the producers to take as little as needed from each.
Who said anything about them knowing about the novels? If me....I pointed out the novels as tone/style, not for content.

I can't imagine many people would go see a movie about a TT experience. If they want a long time franchise, they need it to be more like LotR, than about the TT experience. A tv show could pull off some combo, but not a movie.
 

Stormonu

Legend
Has anyone seen this movie, know where to find it, "the Dungeon Master"? I cant find it anywhere. Think it was available on iTunes briefly but it seems to have disappeared.

Whew, for a moment I thought you had linked to this failure of a movie:


Trust me. Don’t watch the latter.
 


J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Whew, for a moment I thought you had linked to this failure of a movie:


Trust me. Don’t watch the latter.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
 


Dispite an increase in popularity, D&D just doesn't have the cultural penetration for a resonant parody film aimed at a mass market, much less a Holy Grail style farce.

My hope is a good fantasy movie with action, character based humor, and in-fiction D&Disms. If they must include a scene of the actors around a table playing their characters, I'd prefer it be limited to a post credits easter egg.
 


Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Hopefully they didnt rely too much on the funny part. Humor sprinkled in here and there is good but if this is an action packed comedy that has me a little apprehensive. "Funny as hell" is relative depending on who you ask, so we'll see.
The commercial success of a good number of the Marvel movies would show that comedy and action co-existing is a well developed and well received style.
 





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