Dungeons & DragonsDecember 8, 2000
Profion, a tyrant attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 3.6/10 (19,451 voted)
Critic's Score: 14/100
Stars: Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Zoe McLellan
The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages – an elite group of magic users – rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer's young Empress, Savina, wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion is plotting to depose her, and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, and tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will bring death and destruction to Izmer, Savina, must find the legendary Rod of Savrille, a mythical rod that has the power to control Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Enter two thieves, Ridley and Snails, who unwittingly become instrumental in Savina's search for the Rod. Joined by a feisty Dwarf named Elwood, and helped by the Empress's expert tracker…
Writers: Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright
Adventure will never be the same
Release Date: 8 December 2000
Filming Locations: Kutná Hora, Stredoceský, Czech Republic
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,237,422
(10 December 2000)
Did You Know?
This movie was created by director Courtney Solomon, this being his first film. He acquired the exclusive rights to make the film from TSR (Tactical Studies Rules), when he was only 19 years of age in 1990. Over the next 10 years, he put together the meager funding used to make this movie.
Marina fumbles with a magic dust bag and manages to throw some at Halvarth. As Marina is throwing the dust, she drops the bag to the ground and runs to Ridley's side. However, when she reaches Ridley, and Halvarth is getting up again, the magic dust bag is with her again (magically).
Let their blood rain from the sky!
Just shoot me…
In what can only be described as the worst movie made in the past decade,
Dungeons & Dragons will leave you begging for mercy.
Hands down, the biggest contributor to the demise of this movie was the
script. It was litterally the most insulting, inane dialogue I have ever
been treated to in a movie.
Props arrive next in an extremely close second. The 35 Million dollars
to make this film must have been used on late night taco runs, because the
quality of the props is abyssmal. The "prized artifact" of the movie
like it fell out of a box of cracker jack, while some of the armor and
backgrounds are straight out of the Bargain Bin at your local toy store.
Better attempts at fantasy film making have been shot on camcorders across
the globe in people's back yards.
The acting was terrible all around. The few, and I mean FEW, attempts at
serious dialogue were crushed by the worst script ever. The only remotely
cool character in the entire proceeding was Demadar, who was still pretty
goofy. I guess if I was 8 or so, I might have thought he was creepy. The
notably great actors in this film should have balked the moment they saw
script/quality of filming, and their presence on the screen only adds to
Th producers of this movie should be ashamed of themselves. Hundreds of
thousands of loyal D&D fans have been waiting for over 25 years for a
inspiring movie from their hobby. D&D has a prodigious level of material
written about it, and any one of it's 100+ books would have made a better
movie if read aloud by Pee Wee Herman.
This horror show of a movie will no doubt ensure the demise of a great
in the public eye for at least the next 10 years. Any potential fan of
game will be unable to forget this awful movie experience. Consider
yourself warned, and never, EVER see this movie.