Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


To my shock and surprise, this D&D movie was actually good! (I still remember the…let’s just say “disappointing” 2000 film.) The characters are engaging. There’s a reason for them to be working together beyond “the plot requires it.” The story is more than just collecting plot tokens (and even tries to say something about the nature of found families). It focuses more on the “role” aspect and using the game world than on adapting game mechanics to the screen, and doesn’t assume you already know the setting inside-out and backwards. Heck, I wouldn’t have minded paying to see it in a movie theater, if I was still going to movie theaters these days.