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Dungeons & Dragons Review


Terrible
You know you're in big trouble when halfway through a movie you ask yourself, "What would be better? Sitting through the rest of this garbage or receiving a scratch to the retina?" Ultimately, the question is moot, since both are examples of ocular mayhem.

The impulse as you sit through Dungeons & Dragons is to close your eyes, thereby shielding yourself from those atrocious computer-generated zooming up and down gaudily-colored castles and cloud-capped palaces. Unfortunately, the sound design is so brutal with those sharp rings as swords clash, glitter dust swirls, and magic spells go WHOOSH that sleep is not a viable option.

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Dungeons & Dragons Review


Bad

As cheap and over-acted as "Xena: Warrior Princess," but without the ironic, self-aware charm and campy sense of humor, "Dungeons and Dragons" is the fantasy genre at its worst and will likely disgruntle even the most die-hard role-playing wonks -- even those that go in with bargain basement expectations.

Vaguely inspired by the medievalish role-playing game of the same name, the movie is unoriginal pap about a divided empire in which a megalomaniacal ogre (Jeremy Irons) is trying to overthrow a noble young empress (Thora Birch) with idealistic designs for democracy.

The ogre wants to acquire a scepter with what looks like a Christmas ornament at its center because the rod is apparently a dragon remote control and "with the dragon army at my command, I can crush the empress!"

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