Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DO THE CHARACTERS STEAL THE SHOW IN HONOR AMONG THIEVES?
The quirky performances and campy characters certainly blend into the fun that this Dungeons and Dragons movie has with its adventure. You don’t need to have played the game on a table to enjoy this original, entertaining, humour-filled fantasy quest.
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.When a charming thief assembles a team of eccentric adventurers
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant, Chloe Coleman, Regé-Jean Page, Daisy Head
Writer: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Michael Gilio
Release Date (Australia): 30 March 2023
Runtime: 134 minutes/2h 14m
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
Fantasy themes include the use of supernatural powers and fantasy weapons, battle sequences between humans and fantasy creatures, as well as a sequence in which multiple corpses are revived using magic.
The film contains fantasy violence in the form of the use of fantasy weapons, as well as battle sequences between humans and fantasy creatures. There are also fight scenes, stabbings and decapitations.
The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “bastard” and “son of a bitch”.
PG-13 (for fantasy action/violence and some language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
A group of campy characters who each possess supernatural powers embark on a daring quest in a magical fantasy world; Dungeons and Dragons is just as fun as a game session at the table with your friends. This popcorn-worthy adventure-fantasy will give moviegoers a new idea of fun and wit when they go to the cinema for the purpose of simply just having a good time.
The main reason this movie is just too much fun to watch is truly because of the work of the cast and the screenwriting for each of their characters. When Pine, Lillis, Smith and Rodriguez, with Regé-Jean Page joining at one point, all team and embark on this dangerous mission, their chemistry together becomes increasingly clear by every minute. There’s humour and motives between them, and Hugh Grant is absolute gold as the manipulative antagonist.
Though where feedback must apply, Honor Among Thieves lacks the personal connection that it feels like it was trying to aim for. But the special effects, character chemistry and degree of fun is on a high enough level that you probably won’t even care about the attempted drama, and that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still that very effective scene between the characters that’ll manage to touch you.
In the end, this Dungeons and Dragons story is just meant to give you and your friends a fun time at the theatre, or even just at home. It takes nearly an hour for the quest to kick off, but no section of this movie is ever boring. Honor Among Thieves is entertaining, written and directed exceptionally, and you’re gonna have a lot of fun with it.
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