Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves Review - 6 Ups & 4 Downs


4. The Underwhelming Humour

Dungeons and Dragons Honor Among Thieves Chris Pine

Honour Among Thieves has clearly been designed as a broad-minded blockbuster intended to bring D&D to the mainstream masses, though where the film's plentiful comedy is concerned, writer-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley perhaps end up playing things a bit too safe.

There's a lot of mild amusement to be found in the movie's humour, but a disappointing lack of truly gut-busting, laugh-out-loud moments.

Ultimately it feels rather reminiscent of a middle-to-lower-tier MCU film in that regard, picking the safest, most obvious avenue for a joke almost every single time.

This perhaps shouldn't be terribly surprising given that Goldstein and Daley were writers on Spider-Man: Homecoming, but given the uproarious potential of a movie featuring colourful characters in such an outlandish fantasy scenario, the humour ends up feeling a bit blunt-edged and unimaginative.

Not unpleasant by any means, but just too generic to make much of a lasting impression - bar a few inspired gags.


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