In a world filled with superhero, action, and fantasy movies it's weird to to think that it took Hollywood 23 years to make another attempt at a Dungeons & Dragons movie and the wait is well worth it!
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves may not rewrite the script on fantasy or mega-franchise movies, but it stands on its own as a film that blends humor, action, and world-building in a high-fantasy setting.
You don't need to go into Honor Among Thieves knowing that much about the game franchise, but there are plenty of easter eggs and references that will have Dungeon Masters and Adventurers feeling well entertained and satisfied.
The film clocks in around the two-hour-and-twenty-minute mark and almost every character in the film has a scene to shine in their Adventurer role, but Regé-Jean Page is the standout as Xenk the Paladin.
Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me just in case you need more (or less) incentive to watch it:
- This might have been my favorite Michelle Rodriguez role I've ever seen her in (even the Fast & Furious franchise) and she shines as Holga the Barbarian.
- Sophia Lillis' Doric the Druid may have had the least screentime and character development, but I am excited to see where her character could go in a potential sequel.
- The end fight of the movie has the feel of spam-attacking an end-boss at the end of a campaign in Dungeons & Dragons, but in a good way
- There are a TON of jokes in the film that for the most part land, but there are some jokes that miss the mark and could have been cut for runtime's sake.
- There is ONE mid-credit scene that you can predict will be the mid-credit scene during the movie so don't expect any future villain teases!
Watch my full review for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves below:
I'm giving Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 8 out of 10 Dice Rolls because I felt like it gave us a great first adventure into the world of Dungeons & Dragons that anyone can appreciate no matter their experience with the game. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is in theaters starting on March 31st!