25 February 2016

About that forthcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie...


Last year we learned that a new Dungeons and Dragons movie will be coming out, produced by Warner Bros., and set in the well-known 'Forgotten Realms' setting.

Now it has been revealed that the film will try to not take itself too seriously:
This new Dungeons & Dragons will be a Guardians of the Galaxy-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe. Because when you think of all the Hobbit movies and The Lord of the Rings, they have an earnestness to them, and to see something fun, a Raiders romp inside that world, I feel is something the audience has not seen before.
Well, if one must make a new D&D movie, then I guess that this isn't a bad way to go. After all, actually playing D&D often can be quite goofy and hilarious. Indeed, the sessions of 5e D&D that I ran last year were among the most amusing RPG sessions that I've ever experienced, whilst being genuine 'adventures' nonetheless.

While the film could still turn out to be a disaster, of course, this strategy certainly sounds more promising than Gary Gygax's original film idea.

2 comments:

  1. There could be worse movies to emulate. I thought GotG was a wonderful flick, very much built on the "opposites form a team" like ST:TOS. If the new D&D movie recaptures that lightning-in-the-bottle, that would be awesome!

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  2. What makes it a D&D movie aside from using D&D in the name? Unless you have protagonists created with random rolls and weird abilities that suddenly increase because they find some gold, it's just a fantasy movie.

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