I am reviewing it as a gamer because apparently the critics hated it. Rotten Tomatoes was iffy on it, but Moviephone users gave it a 91% thumbs up. Who to believe?
In this case, no one. I do think it one of the better (if not the best) D&Dish movie we've been given in years. It's just that it seems like it's not sure what it wants to be. Is it a foul mouthed, sexually perverted comedy aimed at the folks that go see the Scary Movie series, or is it a well thought out fantasy movie with pretty nifty effects and sweet action scenes? It's both, which makes it weaker then either a pure goofball comedy or a serious fantasy genre movie (after the LotR series, I think we can expect serious fantasy movies on occasion). It does however, do a decent job of being both... it just would have been stronger picking one and sticking with it.
Is it better then the 1st D&D movie? Hell yes. Is it better then the 2nd D&D movie? Without a doubt. Better then Army of Darkness? I think so.
On a scale of 1 to 5 pints, I'll give this a 4. I'm grading a bit on the curve, because there were some moments where the movie just shines from a gamer's point of view (like the hired barbarian dying a gruesome death in the first and only trap in the maze).
I think I'm in love with Natalie Portman, but don't tell my lady ;)
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