News Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JoeZhang, Jul 22, 2022.

  1. JoeZhang

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    This looks like a lot of fun and nice to see some big screen fantasy again.
     
  2. Ragitsu

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    What's with that quasi-country rock music?
     
  3. Mr. Adventure

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    I think it looks like a lot of fun and seems to capture the vibe of a casual tabletop campaign. I think tonally they nailed it and I've watched that trailer a few times now since it dropped.

    You mean Led Zeppelin?
     
  4. Ragitsu

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    Maybe? It's thoroughly unfitting either way.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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    It's probably there to say this don't expect Tolkien and other "yes, m'lady" fantasy. If one were to be less charitable they could say it's to set the mood to Guardians/Ragnarok.
     
  6. Kai "the spy"

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    This certainly looks like a good time.
     
  7. StCoop

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    Wow that looks worse than the no-budget SyFy channel moves from the early 2000s. Does everything have to rip off Gunn/Waititi now?
     
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  8. Ragitsu

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    Crappy Marvelesque humor?

    Seriously, though: there are any number of established D&D settings ripe with material ready to be adapted into a solid primarily serious D&D film...and they went with an attempt based on contemporary perceptions/trends/memes of the hobby that is going to age poorly.
     
  9. JoeZhang

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    Yep! I love that last bit with Chris Pine.
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

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    He's gonna rock that lute.
     
  11. Starkers

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    That looks like it'll be fun, forgettable fun, but fun nonetheless.
     
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    I liked the bit of humor at the end.
     
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  13. Unicron

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    Looks potentially interesting. The scene where Chris Pine talks about making plans reminds me of a running joke in the D&D comic Fell's Five, where the party leader often says he used up all his good plans, and whatever's left has the potential to go wrong. :lol:
     
  14. The Lensman

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    It looks far better, on every level, than syfy crap and you know it.

    And Hollywood is a business, they’re going to make what sells. If Gunn / Waititi sell, then they’ll give the customer what they want and what they’re buying. It’s not Hollywood’s job to “be original” or to keep making films that the public isn’t supporting in great enough numbers to do more than make a modest profit.

    I loved movies like “The Green Knight”, The French Dispatch”, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” more than the MCU / Blockbuster tripe that saturates the theaters. Fact is, “tripe” is making billions at the box office, the aforementioned films?

    Nope.
     
  15. fireproof78

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    Looks fun to me. Not sure what else to expect.
     
  16. JD

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    Everything Everywhere All At Once deserved a lot more than what it got, that movie is amazing.
    I've never played D&D, but I love fantasy, and the trailer looked like a lot of fun, so I'm definitely very interested now.
     
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  17. Skywalker

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    That trailer alone was better than all of that awful D&D movie they made twenty years ago. Very solid cast, too.
     
  18. The Lensman

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    Agreed on both points. We’ve got serious fantasy in Lord of the Rings, super serious fantasy in Game of Thrones and now we’ve got an MCUesque fantasy in this. I always enjoy Pine in this type of role.
     
  19. Ragitsu

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    Nope: Jeremy Irons and Bruce Payne are infinitely more worthwhile sources of entertainment. The 2000 Dungeons & Dragons film is so bad it's good.
     
  20. theenglish

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    Not feeling this trailer at all. I agree with those who would like a semi serious D&D movie set in the Realms or Greyhawk (or Eberron for that matter). There are also novels that could make some fun films--why keep doing this type of stuff? There's also something else that annoys me about fantasy films and historical movies that really show little attention to detail--and that is people's haircuts. I hate it when people have contemporary styled hair. It may be a tiny detail but it puts me right off.