‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ brings RPG to life

New fantasy film enjoyable for all



Edgin Darvis(middle) travels through the Underdark with his rag tag group.

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer

A new fantasy movie based off of a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or TTRPG, titled “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” recently released to theaters and it brought the TTRPG to life. 

The movie was about a charming thief, named Edgin Darvis, and a band of unlikely adventurers who embark on an epic quest to retrieve a long-lost relic, but their charming adventure goes dangerously awry when they run into conflict with the wrong people. The band of unlikely adventurers include an amateur sorcerer named Simon Aumar, a druid named Doric, and a barbarian named Holga Kilgore.

The movie started off showing Darvis and Kilgore attempting to clear their names after being falsely accused of stealing riches from a cave told to them by Sofina, who was secretly a red wizard. Sofina betrayed them using a time-stopping spell and was caught by the authorities. Before getting trapped in the spell, Darvis threw the tablet of reawakening, which could revive one person who passed away, to Forge, a con-artist, and told him to protect his daughter Kira. 

Later in the movie, Darvis found out that Forge was the one who betrayed them and called the authorities. He also wouldn’t let Darvis’ daughter go free and fed her lies for two years that her father was greedy and ungrateful.

The final fight scene brought everything together as the red wizard was outsmarted and defeated by the heroes. The entire scene showcased the strengths and weaknesses of every character involved in the fight. It was a perfect scene that heightened the overall cinematography of the film. 

“I think you got her,” said Darvis after watching Doric slam Sofina in the ground multiple times similar to when The Hulk slammed Loki in “The Avengers.” It was an ironic quote that was meant to bring laughter after an epic fight.

The standout actor for the movie is Michelle Rodriguez, known to most fans as Letty Ortiz in the Fast and Furious franchise, as Kilgore. Her depiction of Kilgore was spot-on to the RPG and gave the fans a more understanding of how she needs a family to be at her best instead of being alone. Other standouts are Chris Pine as Edgin Darvis and Justice Smith as Simon Aumar.

The film brought life to the tabletop game in a way that fans of the game were happy with. Fans who play the game on a regular basis know the plot isn’t exactly unique, but they realize it’s difficult to bring some of the more dangerous campaigns onto the big screen. 

I would recommend anyone to watch the film as it is an action-packed but light-hearted movie that would appeal to everyone, not just to fans of the tabletop RPG.