(Spoilers, other than the one in the post title, follow)
I don't really feel like reviewing the new D&D movie. Suffice it to say it exceeded expectations.
I will say I like the nods to classic monsters (though they seem to be in most cases somewhat altered, though maybe not as much as the character classes), and tropes like leveling up (maybe multiple levels). And it was pretty funny, and sailed along in large part on Chris Pine's "silver fox" charisma.
The only real signs of woke was that the two straight, white leads were buffoonish dipshits, but I was able to swallow it. And that is pretty much the way of Hollywood now, even in non-woke things. Yeah, whatever. The kind of folk who designed and built most of the world are the enemy, so dipshit-them up.
The one jaw-dropping thing was the inclusion of the kids from the 80's cartoon.
|I know they are teenagers, but|
acrobat is pretty damn hot.
I'm lucky I noticed, because you could miss it. They are seen a couple of times in the final acts maze (dungeon I guess) scenes; one of several groups who are trying to make it out of the hellish automated labyrinth.
|The Cavalier dude for sure has that bitchy |
look that suits him from the cartoon.