D&D Movie/TV The D&D Movie Reviews Are Coming In

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While Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves doesn't come out until March 31st, reviewers have seen early screenings--and so far at least—it's all almost all overwhelmingly positive.

Of course, while those who follow genre movie news will know that's not an unusual pattern among early screenings, with things starting to settle down a bit later, Rotten Tomatoes currently has the movie at 100%. We can expect that to drop.

[UPDATE -- the Rotten Tomatoes score is now starting to drop and was at 92% at the time of this edit.]
[UPDATE -- now 84%.]


Hollywood Reporter said "An adaptation that will appeal to the nostalgic side of existing fans and entertain those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of Dungeon Masters, bards or druids." Variety's verdict was "It’s at once cheesy and charming, synthetic and spectacular, cozily derivative and rambunctiously inventive, a processed piece of junk-culture joy that, by the end, may bring a tear to your eye." Den of Geek says "At last, here is a crowdpleaser that actually pleases, and not least of all because the stakes are as small as an evening with some mates going on "a quest" by way of a 20-sided die." And Total Film speaks of "A Pine-fuelled mix of humour, handsome settings and high-stakes action turns the beloved board game into a big-screen treat."

Other outlets agree. According to Polygon "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is everything a D&D fan could want" and The Wrap says "This Hilarious Epic Fantasy Is a Total Blast". Deadline also gives it a positive review, saying "With renewed interest in the fantasy genre, it’s good to see something outside of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones getting it right and having a good time. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is also one of the better game adaptations to hit theaters due to all of the elements coming together — a strong cast, a decent story, dynamic direction and pleasing special effects."

Rolling Stone is a little more tempered, however, observing that "‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Proves Chris Pine Can Save Anything" but warns that "no matter how much the creators confess their love of the game, all of those shout-outs to creatures, character types, campaign details and so on feel like annoying distractions."

RogerEbert.com feels that "The film often feels like it’s faking what the creators love about the game instead of trying to translate it from one medium to another."

But so far, so good! We'll have to wait to see if the trend holds up once the movie is out, but for those hoping we'll finally have a decent D&D movie--it looks like there is hope to be had!
 
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bedir than

Full Moon Storyteller
I think I've done the math right.

Even if the next ten reviews that Rotten Tomatoes collects are negative D&D:HAT will pass the 75% threshold to be Certified Fresh (TM)

I'm seeing 89% with 70 reviews noted. For "Top Critics" 14 of 15 give it a passing or better grade.

I've skipped all the preview showings and will be a traditional opening night 7:20p on IMAX
 

So... i saw the German dubbed version of the movie today and I must say, it was great. I saw it with one person who knows D&D very well,, two persons who know it quite a bit and one who does not know anythingg about d&d or the forgotten realms, and everyone had a good time with a lot of laughs and scene applause.

I also met some former students who I taught d&d. :)

The reviews including some minor critical remarks were very fitting (tabaxi animations...). I can say it was the best movie since "knives out".
 



Iosue

Legend
Currently, it’s at 90% on RT, with 79 reviews (93% for Top Critics, with 14 reviews), and an audience score of 91% (94% verified audience with over 50 reviews). It needs one more review, good or bad, to be certified Fresh.

RT aggregates the critic reviews as rating it a 7.5 out of 10 (7.4 for the Top Critics), with both All Audience and Verified Audience giving it a 4.4 out of 5.

Man, I hoped for a fun movie that I, at least, could enjoy, but I never expected it to be so well received. Now I just hope it does well enough in the box office.
 

haven't been reading any reviews, but I've seen a lot of comments on the movie on the D&D pages I hang out on at Facebook. They seem to be running about 3/4 positive, with 1/4 of them being rather negative.... strikingly so in a few cases...
 

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