Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – Film Review

Directors: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

Writers: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, and Michael Gilio

Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant

Rating: ★★★★½

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, and co-written by them and Michael Gilio. It follows a band of adventures, lead by Edgin Darvis (Chris Pine) as the try to rescue Edgin’s daughter, Kira (Chloe Coleman) from one of the groups former members, Forge Fitzailliam (Hugh Grant). As you’d expect, along the way they have to explore dungeons and also fight dragons.  

Honour Among Thieves is a very funny adventure from start to finish. It’s a brilliant world, with endless possibilities and so much fun to be had. It does a great job at introducing you to the world of Dungeons and Dragons, even if you have no prior knowledge about it, and making it really easy to understand. There’s a lot of weird and bizarre ideas being thrown at you, and you’re never left behind or feeling lost. The exposition flows really well into the story, so it also never feels like the action is being paused just to give you an explanation about how something works. It’s often mixed in with a few jokes as well.

Each character is great as well, and everyone will have their own favourite by the time the film ends. Chris Pine is effortlessly likeable and funny, as you’d expect, and Michelle Rodriguez as Holga Kilgore is brilliant as well. The characters are like a family and they have great chemistry together. All the way through there’s a real fun tone to everything. There are tons of laugh out loud moments and a few good running jokes. Some of the jokes you see coming, but they still get a laugh. On top of that the action is really good as well. The fights are spectacular, with great choreography and imaginative powers being used.

Honour Among Thieves is everything you could possibly want from a Dungeons & Dragons film. It’s an imaginative adventure and one of the best fantasy worlds to be shown on screen. There’s a TV series on the way, and hopefully the magic can continue.

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Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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2 Responses to Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – Film Review

  1. Tony Briley says:

    Wow! Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review and pointing out one I might have skipped.

    Liked by 1 person

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