I think I speak for many people when I say the thought of adapting Dungeons and Dragons into a movie was met with little enthusiasm. Game adaptations are known to be anything but exciting, rewarding, or just downright good. The Last of Us was a feat of brilliance, showing that maybe the game adaptation curse had finally been lifted. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves echoes that sentiment.
Yesterday, I went with my sister to watch Honor Among Thieves in IMAX. We were excited after hearing the great reviews. As two young women who don’t really know anything about this game and its universe, we were just ready to see another fun movie set in a fantasy world. What I wasn’t expecting was to see a film that enthralled me as much as this movie.
I watch many movies in theaters, but I honestly haven’t been that blown away by a film and all of its fun moments in a while. There were so many times when I was either staring at the screen with awe or a huge smile on my face.
The characters, portrayed by a pitch-perfect cast, were outstanding. I found myself wanting to follow their adventures for a whole Star Wars-level saga; that’s how much I loved them.
The action scenes were fantastical and magical, which is something I haven’t really seen utilized in fantasy films, maybe ever. As someone who does play fantasy games like Diablo, I loved how brilliantly the directors made it feel like these characters were actually casting spells and playing like a real team you’d put together. It was fantastic!
But most importantly, it wasn’t just the action and the characters that made this film enjoyable, but it was also the story that was told so beautifully. From the first few seconds of the film, you are locked into a fantastical world filled with peril and strange creatures. And I’m not ashamed to admit that this movie made me cry real tears. I mean, I was on the verge of ugly crying. I definitely didn’t see that coming. Just goes to show how engaging the story was.
When the movie concluded I was beyond elated. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a real hit. I implore you to see it in theaters because it is genuinely made for the big screen with all of its brilliant spectacles. And yes, I think I’m a Dungeons and Dragons fan now.
I’m giving this movie 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.
I thank you for reading, and I hope you have a tremendous day.