Review: 2021 D&D Movie: The Dragon Cave
Dec 19, 2017 was when the news about a new movie came out. WotC partnered with Paramount Pictures and originally had a release date of Oct 1, 2021.
Since then the date has moved up to July 23rd, 2021. Which is super exciting as the hardest part of D&D is scheduling dates to play.
The setting will be The Forgotten Realms, and the little news that’s come out about it was that it will be lighter-hearted than past movies, with a Guardians Of The Galaxy flavour.
According to Josh Lyons on The Tracking Board, the film is apparently going to be about “a warrior and his band of mystical creatures – including a half-dragon and a cunning gnome – as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure.”
Ansel Elgort from “Baby Driver” is going to be the lead. I hope the movie’s a success and doesn’t kill his career like some previous D&D movies.
Looking at the poster, the characters appear to mimic those of the classic (old but not good) Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from 1983. I dare you to try and watch more than 3 episodes, it’s just so bad.
So will we see:
- A Ranger with a magical bow
- A Cavalier with a magical shield
- An Acrobat with a magical staff
- A Magician with a magical hat
- A Theif with a magical cloak
- A very young barbarian with a magical club
- and a Unicorn with a magical…
The premise behind the D&D Cartoon was great, the execution was disjointed and confusing.
So everyone hope that for once they get it right on show D&D in an exciting and organized structure, and not like someone left the plot on the cutting room floor like so many movies before.