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


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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I got excited for a minute when I saw Amazon Prime was going to have a one day preview for members, then realized that it was going to be in a theatre (not streaming) and that I'd have to drive out of state to go.
So I guess I'm waiting until it comes to streaming or available for checkout from my library.

Seeing a Prime ad for the D&D movie on my TV's home screen is wild.

Still haven't been able to convince my Bridgerton-binging wife to go see the movie, though.

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25 reviews in and at 88%. It's enough to confidently predict that this film will likely finish with mostly positive reviews (80%+). I'm interested to see what the cinemascope from audiences is - if it's A-/A then that will extend the film's legs a lot.

This is starting to look like a game changer for D&D as a brand.

I said who said the other group are redshirts, placed there to show the menaces in the maze to be letal. Don't worry, Fizban appeared in front of me in a dream and he told me they are going to return in the next adventure: "Ghostwalk".

But if they characters of the cameo don't survive, then the joke loses the fun.

* Maybe there is a new D&D cartoon, but with a different group, among other reasons because the children should return to home. And each season with a different group, and with no humans members, for example ardlings.

Cause the actual Cartoon characters were not in the Forgotten Realms.

Yes they are, they were retconned in the comic books. Even the upcoming Saturday Morning D&D Cartoon mini series of comics places the cartoon in the Forgotten Realms.

look at Presto from the Forgotten Realms wiki Presto

Really The Realm is not a big change to The Forgotten Realms.
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