“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is unexpected, infectious fun

Inspired by the role-playing phenomenon, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” follows a band of unlikely adventurers as they set off on a fantastical and dangerous journey to retrieve a lost relic.

For the record, before today I had zero background in Dungeons & Dragons. Everything I knew was either because the kids in “Stranger Things” referenced it or because my boyfriend had a one-time playing experience and gave me me a SparkNotes explanation during the credits. Like, I was just informed TODAY that Dungeons & Dragons is NOT a board game.

Despite my lack of knowledge or connection to the game, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is an unexpected blast.

Between the narrative’s action-packed wizardry, charisma, and strong funny bone, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is a fantastically fun journey with a strong emotional core. Honestly, it had NO business being this much fun.

What I love most about the film is its cast. From Chris Pine to Justice Smith, the ensemble features a bunch of oddballs who star in notable franchises (I guess rejects of the Marvel and DC universes?). However, together they have irresistible charm and ooze comedic chemistry.

Although everyone is quick to comment on Pine (who is effortlessly charming), I personally enjoyed Michelle Rodriguez’s performance most. She is consistently bad ass in every role she’s played, but it is delightful to see her shine as a leading character, especially one who has a strong taste for potatoes.

Other stand out performances include Hugh Grant, who is relishing his arrogant villain era, as well as Regé-Jean Page, who needed WAAAAAY more screen time. And that’s not just because he’s beautiful. His character is also intriguing. I swear.

I am sure there are easter eggs that further plant the seeds for a franchise to blossom, but in all honesty, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is some of the most fun I’ve had in the theatre.

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