D&D movie checks all the boxes, delivers thoroughly enjoyable experience


Graphic by Claire Roach.

Ethan Glick, Entertainment Editor

Grab your wizard hats and roll your D20s (20-sided dice), or just do what you always do, because we’re talking about the new film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves that even the non-gamers can enjoy. Fun and lighthearted, with exciting action and stunning visual effects, it checks all the boxes. Not to mention that every single person on screen is immensely appealing to look at.

The film stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious 9), Sophia Lillis (IT) and Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), to name a few. With an all star cast like that, you can’t help but have high expectations, and the film does not disappoint. 

Of the cast, Abby Beers, a Tualatin High School senior said, “The whole time I was like ‘Omg smash, smash, holy crap jumpscare, smash.’” 

The film is nothing groundbreaking, it isn’t incredibly mind bending, life changing, or ahead of its time, but what it does do, it does very well. The jokes land, the characters are multi-dimensional, and there’s enough action in between to keep you entertained. The parts that could be annoying if they were dragged out end before they even get to that point, and the resolution wraps up everything in a nice little heartwarming bow.

You don’t need to know anything about Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)  to enjoy this film, as it can be watched as just a fantasy-adventure film, but the people who do play D&D will enjoy all the little references and nods to the game that are in the film. One of the major challenges a film like this has to tackle is making its product accessible to a wide audience, and this one does it really well. 

If you’re looking for a fun time with friends or family, this is a great movie to catch. It’s not three hours long, and it’s really just a blast, start to finish. Truly a banger movie.