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cavalier973:
I finished listening to the RLM commentary track. They praised Irons for his over-the-top hamming, and criticized everything else.

Mike was the only one who admitted to ever plying the game, but he advised that he never really dug into the rules or lore, so whenever they would ask him game-related questions, he would either not know, or give an incomplete or incorrect answer. It is possible his DM was using home brewed rules, though, and so his answers may be based on that. Their summation was that this film was the death of 90’s movies. A year later, Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring would be released.

Rich suggested that they ought to have based the movie on the 1980’s cartoon. They could have stretched out the final, unproduced episode and made it live action. I know Renault did a commercial with live actors that was fun.

hedgehobbit:

--- Quote from: Zelen on July 11, 2021, 07:02:55 PM ---Personally I have no hype remaining for Hollywood adaptations of works. This is doubly so for D&D, which is a brand that refers to a certain kind of collaborative storytelling experience. That type of experience isn't tied to a particular set of characters, setting, or themes. Ergo nothing about "D&D" as I care for it is actually replicable to movies.
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Some pictures from the set of the new D&D movie leaked and it looks like that recent Robin Hood movie with people dressing in "fantasy" version of modern clothes. Lots of giant boots and straps.

And today I saw that HarperCollings is making D&D comics for kids that feature a little girl that dresses up as a minotaur so that she can go to Monster School, where monsters learn how to be monsters in dungeons.

I don't think anyone at Hasbro even gives a shit about the D&D brand as long as they can sell the rights to whoever wants to pay for them.

Ghostmaker:

--- Quote from: hedgehobbit on July 12, 2021, 08:14:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: Zelen on July 11, 2021, 07:02:55 PM ---Personally I have no hype remaining for Hollywood adaptations of works. This is doubly so for D&D, which is a brand that refers to a certain kind of collaborative storytelling experience. That type of experience isn't tied to a particular set of characters, setting, or themes. Ergo nothing about "D&D" as I care for it is actually replicable to movies.
--- End quote ---

Some pictures from the set of the new D&D movie leaked and it looks like that recent Robin Hood movie with people dressing in "fantasy" version of modern clothes. Lots of giant boots and straps.

And today I saw that HarperCollings is making D&D comics for kids that feature a little girl that dresses up as a minotaur so that she can go to Monster School, where monsters learn how to be monsters in dungeons.

I don't think anyone at Hasbro even gives a shit about the D&D brand as long as they can sell the rights to whoever wants to pay for them.

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Great, Hasbro's now imitating Games Workshop in whoring out their IP to anyone with a buck.

Eirikrautha:

--- Quote from: Ghostmaker on July 12, 2021, 08:46:03 AM ---
--- Quote from: hedgehobbit on July 12, 2021, 08:14:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: Zelen on July 11, 2021, 07:02:55 PM ---Personally I have no hype remaining for Hollywood adaptations of works. This is doubly so for D&D, which is a brand that refers to a certain kind of collaborative storytelling experience. That type of experience isn't tied to a particular set of characters, setting, or themes. Ergo nothing about "D&D" as I care for it is actually replicable to movies.
--- End quote ---

Some pictures from the set of the new D&D movie leaked and it looks like that recent Robin Hood movie with people dressing in "fantasy" version of modern clothes. Lots of giant boots and straps.

And today I saw that HarperCollings is making D&D comics for kids that feature a little girl that dresses up as a minotaur so that she can go to Monster School, where monsters learn how to be monsters in dungeons.

I don't think anyone at Hasbro even gives a shit about the D&D brand as long as they can sell the rights to whoever wants to pay for them.

--- End quote ---
Great, Hasbro's now imitating Games Workshop in whoring out their IP to anyone with a buck.

--- End quote ---

Well, it's worked out so well for GW... ::)

deadDMwalking:
The D&D movie is not a good movie, but that doesn't mean it doesn't entertain.  It's worth a watch in an MST3K kind of way. 

The movie made the assumption (false in my opinion) that people watching the movie wouldn't be familiar with D&D, and therefore the introduction of the tropes was heavy-handed.  There are a lot of things that you can watch and say 'they could have done this better', but I think having seen it positions you better to have a conversation about it. 

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