Photo: Paramount Pictures
Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a delightful surprise, masterfully combining humor, action, and fantasy to create a fun and engaging film experience. Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, known for their work on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Game Night, have skillfully balanced character and action, ensuring that the special effects serve the story rather than dominating it.
The film’s all-star cast is a key component of its success. Chris Pine’s charm shines through as the roguish thief Edgin, while Michelle Rodriguez brings her action-movie experience to her role as Edgin’s partner in crime, Holga. Regé-Jean Page, best known for his role in Bridgerton, steals the show with his witty lines and captivating performance as Xenk. Hugh Grant’s portrayal of the cunning conman Forge adds a delightful touch of mischief to the mix.
Honor Among Thieves takes the beloved Dungeons & Dragons game and brings it to life on the big screen, weaving a tale filled with thrilling battles, magical artifacts, and memorable characters. The film doesn’t take itself too seriously, opting instead for a lighthearted tone that makes it enjoyable for both seasoned D&D players and those who are new to the world of fantasy role-playing games.
Daley and Goldstein’s comedic background is evident throughout the film, with humor serving as a key element in many of the movie’s set pieces. This playful approach keeps the story engaging and entertaining, without sacrificing the stakes or character development. In the end, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a refreshing family-friendly adventure that doesn’t rely on an existing comic-book franchise for its appeal.
Whether you’re a diehard fan of the original game or simply looking for an entertaining film that expertly balances humor, action, and fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a must-see.