Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (D & D) is a fun fantasy film fit for family viewing. It is set in the Forgotten Realms of the said tabletop role-playing game.
While watching this, we realized that it is an entertaining family film. As it will be loved by both the kids and adults. We believe that we should have seen this movie, months ago. We believe, this game-based genre movie – D & D is one of the best movies of the year, that we have seen and reviewed in this 2023 year.
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Synopsis/Summary of the D & D (2023) film
A charming thief Edgin Darvis (Chris Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic. But things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. This film brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
Key characters of the D & D (2023) film
Let us - Meet the Key Characters a video clip from the movie | YouTube.
Spoilers free review of the Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (2023) film
Dungeons & Dragons – RPG game
D & D is a fantasy tabletop (RPG) role-playing game. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created this RPG, which has inspired this film too. It is based on the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which is very popular among its dedicated group of fans. The Wizards of the Coast, which owns the Dungeons and Dragons game made stat blocks for the main characters. So, that block shows their abilities and attributes.
Focus on Bonus info.: The Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood loved this D & D movie. He said it was a film that D&D fans could be proud of without having to defend the game to non-fans. Despite not being involved in the production or credited for his work, he further stated that he planned on seeing it multiple times and hee was also happy to see his creation adapted faithfully on the big screen. And we at FM agree with Ed.
Dungeons & Dragons (D & D – 2023) movie
However, it is worth noting that this particular D & D film has no connections to the film trilogy, viz., Dungeons & Dragons (2000), Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005) and Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012) movies. On the other hand, set in the Forgotten Realms, it is an independent stand-alone film. Although, we think that the D & D film should be developed into a successful film franchise in the future.
The visual effects teams consisting of CGI and VFX teams in this fantasy film have made it a fantastic movie. It is an action film that takes us on an epic adventure tour in a dreamland.
Dungeons & Dragons (D & D – 2023) movie & the comedy in it
There are a good number number comedy scenes and one-liners in this film. So, we have shared one of the video clips of the funny scene from the D & D film below.
Check out this clip from the movie ~ Questions For A Corpse | YouTube.
The funny dialogue uttered by the key characters in this film is loved by us. Also, the dialogue from one of the hilarious scenes is shared below, wherein they visit a graveyard.
[In one of the scene from this film, the lead characters can ask a revived corpse five questions before it dies again and their talks goes like the following] Edgin: Were you killed in battle? (Q#1) Corpse: Yes. Edgin: Great! [to Simon] Edgin: Four more questions, right? (Q#2) Corpse: Yes. Edgin: No, no, no, that wasn't for you. [to Simon] Edgin: Did that count as a question? (Q#3) Corpse: Yes. Edgin: Dammit! Only answer when I talk to you, okay? (Q#4) Corpse: Yes. Simon: Why did you say "okay?" at the end of that? (Q#5) Corpse: I didn't. [lies back in its coffin, dead] Edgin: Fantastic. Where's the shovel?
Dungeons & Dragons (D & D – 2023) movie & its cast
The endearing characters played by Chris Pine (Edgin) and Michelle Rodriguez (Holga) are lovable. These two lead actors have regaled us with their charming and delightful acts in this film. However, they play two unlikely friends who come together to raise Chloe Coleman (Kira) in it. Kira is a young teenage daughter of Edgin in their nuclear and unconventional family.
Also, their presence makes it a warm and adorable film fit for family viewing because of its raw emotions. Although, we wish that they could have tightened its script more.
In addition, the other supporting members of its ensemble casts, namely, Regé-Jean Page (Xenk/Paladin), Justice Smith (Simon/Sorcerer), Sophia Lillis (Doric/Druid), Hugh Grant (Forge/Rogue), Daisy Head (Sofina/Wizard), etc. have done well. So, on the other hand, they all have added their own performances supported by Chris, Michelle and Chloe’s acts.
All the characters make significant acting contributions to make it a highly surprisingly family-friendly fun movie. As a result, it is one of the most entertaining films of 2023.
Key details about the D & D (2023) film
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy|
|Original language||English (USA)|
|Released in||March-May 2023|
|Duration||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Writers||Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, & Michael Gilio|
|Directors||John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein|
|Cast||Chris Pine (Edgin Darvis – The Bard), Michelle Rodriguez (Holga – The Barbarian), Regé-Jean Page (Xenk – The Paladin), Justice Smith (Simon – The Sorcerer), Sophia Lillis (Doric – The Druid), Hugh Grant (Forge – The Rogue), Daisy Head (Sofina – The Wizard), Chloe Coleman (Kira), etc.|
|Taglines||No experience e necessary. |
Who needs heroes when you have thieves?
Poster of the D & D (2023) film
FM rating of the Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (2023) film
|FM’s short comment||Above all, both Chris Pine (Edgin/Bard) and Michelle Rodriguez (Holga/Barbarian) are freakingly good in this quality hilarious action-adventure fantasy film. This film is fascinating, because of their on-screen friendly banter in it.|
Trailer of the D & D (2023) film
Focus on Bonus info.: The movie was filmed in mid 2021 (12 April 2021 - 19 August 2021) and then its release date was moved to November 2021 to accommodate for Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) film. Later on it was release date was further postponed to May 2022 and March 2023 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you like this fantasy film, then go ahead and check out the FM article about the ‘House Of The Dragon‘ series, too.
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