Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Dungeons & Dragons film we deserve
So an orc warrior, elf rogue, and a human cleric set out on an adventure. Sounds like an familiar Dungeons and Dragons session. Well that's the adventuring party in the film with multiple titles: The Shadow Cabal, SAGA: Curse of the Shadow, and Curse of the Dragon Slayer.
I do not pretend to know the politics or policies around copyrights and or trademarks. I suppose the name had to be changed due to one the possible things I mentioned, but there are no dragons in this film (well aside from one that dies in the first 3 minutes with no fanfare). So let that go, and also understand that this is a few steps above making a film in your back yard. While the makeup effects and computer effects are well executed they are also done on a tight budget, which in my opinion make them all the more impressive.
Top Billed Cast
Paul D Hunt
James C Morris