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EN World Review – Dungeons & Dragons (2-Movie Collection)

d&d 2 movie boxHere we are again, on Wednesday, and my regular EN World Review absolutely had to be the new Blu-Ray version of the Dungeons & Dragons movie bundle – Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie and Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God!  The boxed set just came out just this week, and I’m sure will elicit a wide range of reactions and emotions from D&D fans everywhere.  Sadly, not all those emotions and reactions will be good ones…

For complete details of my EN World Review, you can click on the link below:

Review of Dungeons & Dragons (2-Movie Collection)

I think one of the awesome things we have seen in recent years is that fantasy movies are not only gaining in popularity, but are also being made better and better by the spectacular advances in special effects and computer enhancements.  I remember back when I was a lad, and reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I lamented that I would probably never see these books made into movies… the right way!  Sure there were fantasy movies being made back then, but budgets were small, actors were C-List, and the special effects were mostly stop-motion claymation and weird lighting.  Not to mention that fantasy movie costumes were painfully over-designed to the point of high-camp.

Hey guys?!  That undead dragon totally pwnd our castle!

Hey guys?! That undead dragon totally pwnd our castle!

But now we have seen movies like the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter films bring high-fantasy movies into the lime-light, blowing away audiences with great scripts, awesome acting, and spectacular special effects.  And with word that The Hobbit is starting production, it seems like my fondest boyhood wish has come true after all.

Now if we can just get someone to make the next Dungeons & Dragons movie with the same caliber as The Lord of the Rings, I’d be a very happy gamer indeed!

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!

So what did you think of the two Dungeon & Dragons movies? Never saw them, hate them, or are they your “guilty little pleasure”? Your comments and feedback are always welcome!

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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