Dungeons and Dragons: Honor among Thieves finally offer fans of the beloved role-playing game an excellent adaptation. And in order not to annoy neophytes, you will laugh and clap along with a dedicated crowd of cosplayer. A well-thought-out script, banner images and excellent acting chemistry reflect all the principles of a fascinating fantasy adventure. The filmmaker have wisely avoided the oversights that plague the genre and ruin previous efforts. My only small problem is the long running time. The scenes of the character’ long journeys could be shortened.
In The Forgotten Realms, the bard Ejin Darvis (Chris Pine) and his cruel potato-loving accomplice, the Barbaric Holga Kilgore (Michelle Rodriguez) sit in their icy guardhouse cell. They have a parole hearing after two year of cold confinement. The helicopter Ed tells Olga that they will definitely be released. She remains skeptical about her talkative partner’s overconfidence.
Ed faces the Parole Board with sincere sorrow. He was not always a thief and a scoundrel. Ed used his musical talents as a cover. He was a proud member of Harper, a spy organization serving the public good. Ed listened to the felon and reported on their actions. He was a happy married man with a beautiful girl.
Ed realizes that he is absent a respected Board member. He is asked to keep reflecting despite his insistence on waiting. Being good does not feed the family. His astonished gaze saw all the treasures and loot that had to be collected. Ed pays a high price for his primary flight. Lonely and dispossessed, he was lucky enough to meet Olga. Then came Simon Aumar (Judge Smith), a not very capable magician, and the cunning conman Forge Fitzwilliam. They were an unstoppable team until the vile SOFINA (Daisy Head) and her dark magic came together. He and Holga foolishly gave in to their ambitions. Lessons learned and contributions paid. It’s time for them to find their precious Kira (Chloe Coleman).
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor among thieves establishes key relationships very early on. Ed’s admission to guardhouse sets the stage for a reunion that does not take place as planned. A lot of things changed while he and Holga were away. The team must forget about past failures to accept the great challenge. It requires an incredible journey through magnificent landscapes. Where they meet new friends and formidable enemies to complete their perilous quest.
Le PIN, always trustworthy, handles the boat with humility and charm. Rodriguez is going to kick you and break your leg. But she is not rude or evil. Olga has an innate softness and an affectionate character that are crucial for the development of the plot. They both do their best to inspire Simon. Her struggle with low self-esteem menaceens her perily wager. The Devil’s Forge will have the spectator rolling down the aisles. Grant has been successful in advertising tardyly, but don’t let that ruin the impression. He almost stole the tape.
Glory to the directing duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“vacation,” “game Night”) for playing such entertaining roles. The story doesn’t work if the character are unpleasant. There is a tangible camaraderie that creates affection, exciting action and fun surprises. You support the winning ensemble as they do everything from brawling a round dragon to comically resurrecting a dead army.