Friday, December 20, 2013

Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

From the studio that brought you the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it's the vastly inferior fantasy tale Dungeons & Dragons! Taking a cue from Star Wars (by which we mean ripped off wholesale), D&D tells the story of the thief Ridley (Justin Whalen) and his cowardly black stereotype friend Snails (Marlon Wayans). The pair teams up with a mage, dwarf, and elf to get a map to acquire the jewel to get the rod to do something or whatever. Also starring Thora Birch as the Amidala-like empress, and the always amazing Jeremy Irons as the evil mage Profion.

Chris and Nick compare the movie to other fantasy dreck (such as the eerily similar Eragon, also starring Irons), the anti-Semitic Legolas in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, why the Hero's Journey doesn't work for a D&D movie, and who thought it was a good idea to add areolae to the Elf's breastplate.

Some Notes:
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