Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

The original Dungeons & Dragons film is number 4 on my 'Worst Films of All Time' list due to it being stupid, childish and horribly directed/acted. But evidently it made enough money to warrant a sequel. Funny thing is this one ain't half bad. Yeah, the dialogue still sucks and the CGI FX aren't exactly ILM quality, but this one actually feels like you're watching a game of D&D play out on screen. All the characters have their class/ranks and none of them do things that their type wouldn't do in a standard tabletop game. The direction this time around is a hell of a lot better, as is the acting. The characters are entertaining to watch (no twenty-somethings to be found here) and there is a lot of fantasy style action to sink your teeth into, especially the Ice Dragon scene. It's not the best movie in the world, but its passable entertainment.

3 out of 5

*written 2/26/06

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