News Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves

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  1. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This is getting a lot of positive word of mouth. People seem to like it. Let's see if that leads to some staying power at the box office.
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

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    One more observation. Pine played his character very similar to the way he played Kirk, only it fits a lot better in this context.
     
  3. Corran Horn

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    Yesterday at noon, theater was about half full, maybe 2/3. We all really enjoyed it.
     
  4. Corran Horn

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    Jarnathan, right? I loved it because it felt like a DM reaching for a name to come up with and slightly slightly modifying one.
     
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  5. Aragorn

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    Did anyone realize while watching that one of the groups in the competition was made up of the characters from the cartoon? I didn't.
     
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  6. John Clark

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    Yes, but partially due to one of my mates mentioned the cartoon many times since we'd seen the first trailer for the film. I did remember watching it way back when, so had looked it up just before we saw the film.
     
  7. Commander Troi

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    I'd read about it beforehand, but my husband caught it immediately while watching.
     
  8. thribs

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    They had that clip with them out online for two weeks before the movie came out.
     
  9. Unicron

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    I saw it today and found it pretty enjoyable overall. Would be interesting someday to see an Eberron setting film, IMO. :whistle::angel:
     
  10. JD

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    Is Forgetten Realms pretty much the default setting for D&D tie-ins at this point? It just seems like the majority of the books, comics, video games, ect. use it as their setting.
     
  11. Skywalker

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    Yep. I think before 3E there was no real default setting, then 3E I think tried to go with Greyhawk but by then the Forgotten Realms were pretty popular thanks to the Drizzt books, so people were clamoring for more of that. 4E briefly gave us a respite with the Points of Light setting, but it's been all Forgotten Realms with 5E, and probably going forward.

    I was more into Dragonlance in my youth.
     
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  12. Rich Watson

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    Never been a D&D person but am even less interested in Mario so gave it a chance. While I did enjoy it, they owe James Gunn some money for shamelessly ripping off Guardians style and tone.

    Also was it my imagination or was Hugh Grant playing his part as if he was Boris Johnson?
     
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  14. thribs

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    It’s not like Gunn invented it.
     
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  15. Morpheus 02

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    Is there a photo of that somewhere...it would multiply my interest 10 fold.
     
  16. thribs

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    There is something better. A clip
     
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  17. Rich Watson

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    Oh, please. Do enlighten me as to what movies released in the past decade they were blatantly ripping off instead.
     
  18. thribs

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    The movie was portraying a typical D&D session.
     
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  19. thribs

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    There is also this:
     
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  20. Skywalker

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    If anything, James Gunn should be paying Joss Whedon and Farscape for borrowing their style and tone. (Gunn has flat-out admitted the latter was an influence, though.)

    The average D&D game is much closer to a comedy (granted, it's not always intentional) than a serious Tolkien-style epic. The makers of this movie understood this and translated it beautifully.