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#1 Feb 07 2010 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure how this movie made it onto my Netflix Streaming queue. But I haven't laughed that hard during a movie for a long time. It's an indie film, so it wasn't produced with the highest budget, and that shows. But the hilarity of the movie more than makes up for that. It's a little old(finished in 2006, released in 2008) but I just watched it, so Smiley: tongue.
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The film opens with a trio of Dungeons & Dragons characters facing the final villain. However, they are quickly killed and the players (Cass, Leo, and Gary) blame the game master, Lodge. While Leo and Gary wish to play a different game the following week, Cass wishes to play this campaign again, even though they just played it for the second time, to preserve his reputation that there is no game he cannot win. Lodge wishes to publish this campaign as an official Dungeons and Dragons game module, but he is having trouble writing it—he knows how he wants it to end, but his players never actually finish the module. Gary suggests that for the next game they need two more players. Cass is able to recruit his ex-girlfriend Joanna (towards whom Cass is incredibly ill-behaved). However, Lodge is unable to find anyone (despite asking fifteen people) and resolves to be the fifth player.


Anyone else seen it?

Also, it's the semi-sequel to the original "The Gamers", which I have not seen and unless I find it cheaper than the $59 Amazon wants, probably will not.
#2 Feb 07 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Also, it's the semi-sequel to the original "The Gamers", which I have not seen and unless I find it cheaper than the $59 Amazon wants, probably will not.


You fail at the internet...


On topic:
The movie sounds incredibly boring. Watching people play D&D? (or, not play D&D)...
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#3 Feb 07 2010 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
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TirithRR the Eccentric wrote:
You fail at the internet...


I have fairly strong objections to doing that sort of thing. I COULD do it. But I usually won't unless I cannot find another way I'm okay with.
#4 Feb 08 2010 at 9:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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TirithRR the Eccentric wrote:
On topic:
The movie sounds incredibly boring. Watching people play D&D? (or, not play D&D)...
I've actually seen this movie (same thing, streamed it from Netflix), and just as Poldaran says, it is hilarious.

The movie isn't entirely "watching people play D&D." Rather, it takes their game and allows you watch the game as if it were real (like a fantasy movie) with some additional commentary. There are problems in both the game world as well as the real world that the actors must face.

There is a plot, there is a climax (and it's more than just 'will he roll a 20?'), and the movie is resolved. I recommend the movie for any geek, dork, or nerd out there.

Edited, Feb 8th 2010 9:08pm by xypin
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#5 Feb 09 2010 at 3:42 AM Rating: Excellent
My friend had me sit down and watch this after Christmas this year. He said it reminded him of me and I had to see it. I thought it was really funny, and I'm not a D&D player. I tried playing it before, but never actually got into it.

I'll probably torrent it at some point.

Edited, Feb 9th 2010 2:42am by LadyOfHolyDarkness
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