Dungeons and Dragons a Thrilling Fantasy Movie

Well Known Game Turned to Movie Didn’t Disappoint 

Ashley Drury, Sandscript Author

Dungeons and Dragons, the well known fantasy tabletop roleplaying game that has been around since 1974, was recently created into a film adaptation titled Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, released on March 31st, was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The movie follows Edgin Darvis (Chris Pine) a charismatic thief who longs to bring his dead wife back to him and to his daughter, as well with Holga Kilgore (Michelle Rodriguez) his strong partner in crime. Together, the two join with their old crew and get help from magical strangers to help stop the evil red wizard Sofina (Daisy Head).


The movie’s storyline was entertaining overall: it was full of humor, and had a satisfying ending. Pine’s humor stands out throughout the film with his witty jokes and the character he played as a whole added to the comedic factor since unlike the others he did not have the magical abilities or physical strength like them. The movie’s pacing was well done and did not feel rushed, the plot and motives of characters were able to sink in with the audience allowing them to feel the emotions with the characters.


A memorable part of the film that I enjoyed was the chubby dragon chase scene, a very comedic action filled scene that filled me with laughter when watching the dragon resort to rolling because it could barely walk. The CGI for all the special unique animals in the movie such as the owl bear, displacer beast, and dragon was incredible and looked very real. 


The fight scenes whether it was physical or with magic were exciting to watch. When it came to magic, getting to see Doric, (Sophia Lillis), a shapeshifter, transform into different animals was very mesmerizing. My favorite of the animals was the owl bear, it was very interesting and cool to watch. Also the magic performed by Simon Aumar (Justice Smith) a rookie sorcerer, and Xenk Yendar (Regé-Jean Page) a powerful experienced hero are worth mentioning because the effects were very visually appealing.


Overall, the movie was a fun family watch that takes place in an exciting fantasy world. The ending of the film had that familiar satisfaction viewers get when the good guy beats the bad guy. After watching the ups and downs of the main characters, finally seeing them get it right and succeed just leaves the audience satisfied.