Sometimes I'm in the mood for real high fantasy stuff. The kind of thing that even Game of Thrones doesn't satisfy.
If I'm in the mood I'd like something that is, for all intents and purposes, a live action Dungeons and Dragons game. That is, there's a party on a quest.
You get the gist. A Dwarf, a Rogue, a Mage, a Warrior etc.
Looking around for such films of a reasonable quality isn't so easy so I thought I'd make a wee list of the things that I've found.
In case you're looking for such a thing yourself, you see ;-)
(Note: the official Dungeons and Dragons movie is worse than awful so doesn't feature here.)
(Another note: Dungeons & Dragons, animated TV series from the 1980's, is excellent and if it were not an animation would feature here.)
Perhaps a bit of nostalgia here on my part. But it's fun in a campy sort of way.
4. The Hobbit (all 3 of them)
I have to get past my Martin Freeman-can't-actually-act preoccupation and look at what's actually taking place here. It's a fun adaptation that somehow spanned 3 films. Excellent pizza fun.
3. Jason and the Argonauts
I've always loved this movie. It predates Dungeons and Dragons but crucially probably had a huge hand in defining it. Superb adventure with some suitably fantastical monsters. We've all seen those skeletons and loved them :-)
Suprisingly good for a movie that looks a bit plastic and made-for-TV.
Better still, if you enjoy this one there's a bunch more in the series. Well worth a look.
1. Lord of the Rings (all 3 of them)
"Mr Frodo" repeat ad-nauseum for around 9 hours.
That aside this is a masterclass of cinematics. The story is a hell of a story. If you've read the source material you'll no doubt take your hat off to Peter Jackson for even attempting this. The result is astonishing.
If you have the same taste in movies as me you may find this site helpful when choosing something to watch.
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