When I learned of the film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, I first thought about fairytale storytelling. I reflected upon fantasy and how a video game, a TV series, or a movie is written. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is like a setup of the HBO series Game Thrones (which ran from 2011 to 2019). While the writing and continuity are along the same lines as Game Thrones there is a difference in that this movie gears on a medieval fairytale with comical storytelling. Upon reflection, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves could be described as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) on acid. The ride is different, but also invigorating due to clever filmmaking.
In Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the film focuses on a thief, Edgin, (played by Chris Pine). Edgin is a nice guy who is on a mission to retrieve a lost relic. The journey is anadventurous and joyful ride. However, Edgin is not alone, but has a group of others to join him on his adventure. There is Holga (played by Michelle Rodriguez), Xenk (played by Rege-Jean Page), Simon (played by Justice Smith), and Doric (played by Sophia Lillis). The antagonist would be Forge (played by Hugh Grant.) A fairytale journey involving a wild and smart bunch of adventurers, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves stays on-point while also being humorous and not a bore.
The main reason why Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is close to a masterpiece is because its creativity is “euphoric.” It contains magical moments which are mixed withfanciful scenes galore. There are spells, there are twists, and there is misdirection. When there is a fairytale film with Pine, Grant, and Rodriguez, it is sure to be a joyride where the humor will drive the film’s awesomeness. The success is due to having a great cast in a film that is different from what we are used to seeing them in.
Humor and magic are quite enticing, but the key factor in this film is how each adventurer has their own backstory. That is the element that really pulls together the joyful magic throughout Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Each character having their own story gives the audience insights into how some of the missions or twists could turn out for everyone. I love how the movie is set up to feel so interactive. The hints regarding who has trials and errors helps to enhance the fairytale jam of the film.
The film also seems scientific because of how its magical realizations are portrayed. It is like an “algorithm”—mission, journey, magical backstories, new realizations, and more to explore. Moving through these algorithms is enthralling in Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. There is a new gem hidden in many different corners of the film.
The magical moments are numerous within the film’s dynamic, its gems, and its backstories. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is different and enchanting. I was rather entertained by this adventure of a film since there truly is creativity in this medieval fairytale. Three and a half stars.
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I liked it too. Very entertaining and funny.