A feast of magic suitable for the whole family

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves brings a great cast together, offers plenty of laughs and has a solid storyline, writes Matthew Dann


When I first saw the trailer for this film, I have to admit to being very intrigued. I know there have been past D&D movies that had not been very good.

This film, however, is completely different. First off, the cast are fantastic! Chris Pine, Hugh Grant and Michelle Rodriguez are particularly good in their roles. Other talented actors join the line-up. Sophia Lillis plays her role exceptionally well, as does Regé-Jean Page.

The latter I’m sure people will recognise from his role in Bridgerton. Then there is the story, or should I say, stories. Two plotlines run parallel in this film – both of which are very well worked. The antagonist of the film is also exceptional, lurking in the background, waiting for their time to strike.

If, however, you are expecting non-stop action in this film, you could be left disappointed. Indeed, there is action, but this mingles with plenty of drama and comedy, too.

The main characters interconnect well and bounce of each other with a natural ease. There are laughs aplenty and unlike some films, the humour does not feel forced or exaggerated. Everything somehow feels very natural.

The action is well-crafted and of course, there is plenty of CGI that makes it quite spectacular. This, however, did not hinder or detract from the film, and it is obvious that attention was paid to the details.

I found this to be a very well-rounded film that contained just the right amount of each element to offer satisfying viewing.

For me, this is one the finest fantasy films made in a very long time. It captures the imagination – and that is what cinema should be all about. I would happily watch it again. I believe that viewers of all ages would certainly enjoy watching it.

I saw this film at the Odeon Tunbridge Wells, where various times are available.

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