• D&D:Honor Among Thieves

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Thu Feb 15 18:21:00 2024
    Just watched Dungeon & Dragons:Honor Among Thieves.

    Not bad.

    The CGI seemed to be extremely well executed.

    The "hither and thither" trick/spell was fun.

    The many of the fighting scenes were amusing.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Fri Feb 16 00:53:04 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: Ogg to All on Thu Feb 15 2024 06:21 pm

    Just watched Dungeon & Dragons:Honor Among Thieves.

    Not bad.

    The CGI seemed to be extremely well executed.

    The "hither and thither" trick/spell was fun.

    The many of the fighting scenes were amusing.


    i'll take a look at it soon.
    I heard it was a bad movie but rotten tomatoes has some good reviews.

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  • From Codefenix@VERT/CONCHAOS to Ogg on Fri Feb 16 11:18:13 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: Ogg to All on Thu Feb 15 2024 06:21 pm

    Just watched Dungeon & Dragons:Honor Among Thieves.

    Not bad.

    I really enjoyed it. Much better than the one that came out 20+ years ago. It was a lot of fun seeing the Forgotten Realms setting come to life on screen, and there's also a fun easter egg later in the movie for fans of the old Saturday morning cartoon.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Codefenix on Fri Feb 16 16:28:10 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: Codefenix to Ogg on Fri Feb 16 2024 11:18 am

    I really enjoyed it. Much better than the one that came out 20+ years ago. It was a lot of fun seeing the Forgotten Realms setting come to life on screen, and there's also a fun easter egg later in the movie for fans of the old Saturday morning cartoon.


    oh yeah i used to watch the hell out of that cartoon.
    and i believe it was paired up with that one cartoon about that knight
    and it was an expensive video game in the arcades.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to MRO on Sun Feb 18 16:52:09 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: MRO to Ogg on Fri Feb 16 2024 12:53 am

    i'll take a look at it soon.
    I heard it was a bad movie but rotten tomatoes has some good reviews.

    I think I posted a review here about that movie.

    It was quite ok as a fantasy heist movie. It didn't bank on the audience knowing their way around the Forgotten Realms, and still it managed to make theheist planning look so much like an RPG team making plans around a gaming
    table.

    Woke factor was not bad, but it was present.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Mon Feb 19 12:05:00 2024
    Hello Arelor!

    I think I posted a review here about that movie.

    I thought you did too, but it must have aged sufficiently from
    my system and got deleted. I was hoping to be able to compare
    it against what I saw.

    Is your "review" one of these?

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    Incidentally, your reviews are/have-been a lot of fun to read.
    Maybe could post them somewhere where they can be revisited any
    time.


    It was quite ok as a fantasy heist movie. It didn't bank on
    the audience knowing their way around the Forgotten Realms,
    and still it managed to make theheist planning look so much
    like an RPG team making plans around a gaming table.

    I didn't think of it as people sitting around a table and
    making plans. I just saw people on a journey who met
    obstacles, consequences, and figured out solutions.


    Woke factor was not bad, but it was present.

    Do you mean the w-factor in the storyline? ..or in the casting?
    I didn't notice any wokeness in the storyline.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Mon Feb 19 15:08:47 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Mon Feb 19 2024 12:05 pm


    Woke factor was not bad, but it was present.

    Do you mean the w-factor in the storyline? ..or in the casting?
    I didn't notice any wokeness in the storyline.

    some reviews are saying how the different genders are slanted are woke elements.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to Ogg on Tue Feb 20 17:17:46 2024
    Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Mon Feb 19 2024 12:05 pm

    Do you mean the w-factor in the storyline? ..or in the casting?
    I didn't notice any wokeness in the storyline.


    The main cast of characters is more "diverse" than usual and the only clearly straight white male is a loser. The film makers said it was a deliberate decision, so there is a small woke factor, but you will only notice if you go looking for it, which in this day and age is quite bearable.

    I also miss making movie reviews, but I have not been watching much new stuff. Life keeps getting in the way.

    BTW, the reason this movie scored so high for me is because if you are a knowledgeable RPG player, you will notice all the RPG winks, but they are introduced in such a way that they don't interfere and stick out if you are a regular Joe watching a movie.

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Arelor on Wed Feb 21 15:34:00 2024
    On 20 Feb 2024, Arelor said the following...

    The main cast of characters is more "diverse" than usual and the only clearly straight white male is a loser. The film makers said it was a deliberate decision, so there is a small woke factor, but you will only notice if you go looking for it, which in this day and age is quite bearable.

    i think the reason it's good is they accidentally paralleled the old school 80s movies where the white male main character.. is a loser. ;) for it to be good propaanda, he'd have to truely ruin the story. instead it has cult classic vibes. especially because it likely wont get a sequel (victim of
    covid, endless unfortunate release dates, etc)

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANTIR to fusion on Thu Feb 22 17:42:19 2024
    Re: Re: D&D:Honor Among Thieves
    By: fusion to Arelor on Wed Feb 21 2024 03:34 pm

    i think the reason it's good is they accidentally paralleled the old school > use it likely wont get a sequel (victim of
    covid, endless unfortunate release dates, etc)


    I think the film didn't do well in office because fantasy in general does very poorly in office.

    Well, some fantasy DOES well in office, but it is never the heroic type. Urban fantasy used to have a decent shot at success, though.

    D&D: Honor among Thieves had many things stacked against it that had nothing todo with release dates or the status of the economy. For starters, the trailers
    I watched made it look like yet another superheroesque movie, of those people is already tired of. Then there is the fact the former Dungeon and Dragons movie was bad. No, it wasn't bad: it was a calamity only comparable to the Second World War (fun fact, I liked it, but it was horrendous nevertheless).

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