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Chris Pine’s Dungeons and Dragons will be a career killer

This is a real movie poster from an actual Hollywood studio, y’all.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 26, 2023 5:27 PM

I am sure it will be a perfectly fine moving picture show.

by Anonymousreply 1December 5, 2022 1:28 PM

He was never any great shakes as an actor…next stop, LIFETIME.

by Anonymousreply 2December 5, 2022 1:29 PM

Yeah, they got a lot of big-ish name stars, but it looks terrible.

Given how poorly the last D&D movie did, without a much clearer marketing that differentiates it from your run of the mill sword and sorcery movie, few people are going to go running to see it.

The trailers look awful.

by Anonymousreply 3December 5, 2022 1:30 PM

This is a movie with no audience. No one who doesn't play D&D gives a shit, and anyone who [italic]does[/italic] play D&D is going to be super-critical of the slightest wrinkle. These people are the hardcore nerds. They eat Marvel fanbois for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 4December 5, 2022 2:17 PM

Wow people will make any shit a movie these days

by Anonymousreply 5December 5, 2022 2:24 PM

R4 nailed it.

There are people who are going to ask "what rule set are they using? That is no longer true in the 5th edition etc."

by Anonymousreply 6December 5, 2022 2:47 PM

I can't imagine this is going to be of interest to D&D players, either, but I'm kind of out of the loop on RPGs these days. Last I knew, though, they shrugged off the films in the same way they shrug off D&D board games, as not being anything really worth acknowledging.

by Anonymousreply 7December 5, 2022 3:29 PM

[quote]They eat Marvel fanbois for breakfast.

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 8December 5, 2022 3:31 PM


by Anonymousreply 9December 5, 2022 3:45 PM

In whatever medieval parallel universe this takes place, there fortunately seems to be a lot of hair gel.

by Anonymousreply 10December 5, 2022 3:47 PM

The comic book movies were hit and miss, even stuff like Superman and Batman that did well the first couple movies.

The didn't consistently become juggernauts until Iron Man.

I can see the uninitiated execs at studios thinking that any medieval knights and sorcery movie has an audience after LotR and GoT.

by Anonymousreply 11December 5, 2022 3:54 PM

Ooh I hope him and the Black guy with the big sword make out.

by Anonymousreply 12December 5, 2022 5:03 PM

Of course they only made this to piggyback on the popularity of LOTR and GOT. It looks dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 13December 28, 2022 5:34 PM

Shocked they left out stars like the rock, who claim they are really into D&D because it might be a help to have actual players be in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 14December 28, 2022 5:37 PM

Hugh Grant looks weird.

by Anonymousreply 15December 28, 2022 6:00 PM

Hugh Grant must have some gambling debts to pay off or something

by Anonymousreply 16December 28, 2022 6:25 PM

Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez? This will be gayer than a bag of dicks

by Anonymousreply 17December 28, 2022 6:26 PM

By now, Chris Pine is one of those guys even your Aunt Edna in Bumfucke is pretty sure is gay.

by Anonymousreply 18December 28, 2022 6:28 PM

More films with Nepo Babies!

by Anonymousreply 19December 28, 2022 7:10 PM

Poor Rege-Jean Page! I bet "Bridgerton" is looking pretty good now. Hollywood buzz is so fleeting. He did a David Caruso.

by Anonymousreply 20December 28, 2022 7:17 PM

r20 they all think they're going to be major movie stars. And then reality hits that they never should've left their big hit show.

by Anonymousreply 21December 28, 2022 7:33 PM

In RJP’s case he was only going to be brought as a minor character in subsequent seasons

Still, he likely damaged his reputation.

by Anonymousreply 22December 28, 2022 8:26 PM

Dungeons and Dragqueens (the Stephen Sondheim Story) might be more fun

by Anonymousreply 23December 28, 2022 8:38 PM

Might be hard to believe, but the poster and trailers fit right in with some of the more comedic superhero/fantasy movies, like Thor Ragnorak. Those are big hits, even if older audiences/non-fanboys don't really care for them. Yes, D&D is a game, but fits in the genre.

A few jokes combined with showing off some nice atmosphere and creature effects is basic for this genre of fantasy/action.

Whoever is marketing this knows exactly what they need to do to attract comic book fans. These movies can't rely on hardcore nerds alone for profits: there aren't enough of them on Earth.

R16, maybe Hugh realizes playing the fantasy villain is fun, easy, and pretty lucrative? As well as paying off old debts.

by Anonymousreply 24December 28, 2022 11:07 PM

This movie looks excruciating. Just sitting through the trailer was a chore. And Chris Pine has a Southern California accent in everything he does.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 23, 2023 8:22 PM

Was the previous Dungeons and Dragons movie a Uwe Bill production?

by Anonymousreply 26January 25, 2023 11:47 PM

[quote]R26: Was the previous Dungeons and Dragons movie a Uwe Bill production?

Nope. Gerry Lively. The first one was directed by Courtney Solomon.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 26, 2023 5:27 PM
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