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Favorite D&D style movie?

Beastmaster
4
1%
Clash of the Titans
1
0%
Conan the Barbarian
33
11%
Dragonslayer
7
2%
Dune
11
4%
Dungeons and Dragons
7
2%
Hawk the Slayer
8
3%
Jason and the Argonauts
2
1%
Krull
6
2%
Labyrinth
12
4%
LadyHawke
29
10%
Legend
1
0%
LotR
156
51%
Willow
26
9%
 
Total votes : 303

Favorite D&D style movie?

PostAuthor: Manuel the White » Mon May 03, 2004 6:10 pm

While some of these are funny in their own right, I've left comedies off this list. Including:
Princess Bride
Holy Grail
Army of Darkness
Etc...

So, what's your favorite? Feel free to add those I've missed...

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PostAuthor: Jordicus » Mon May 03, 2004 6:12 pm

no matter how much I am a Tolkien fan and loved the LoTR movies, as well as most of the rest of the movies you listed, LadyHawke will always get my vote
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PostAuthor: KTA » Mon May 03, 2004 6:18 pm

Dungeons and Dragons? Do you mean the movie with Jeremy Irons? Holy shit! This was a sucker, one of the worst movie I ever saw... :?

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PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Mon May 03, 2004 6:21 pm

*In Jeremy Irons voice*

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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Mon May 03, 2004 6:24 pm

I simply have to agree with Jordicus: LadyHawke is too good to be true. It's simply a gem.
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PostAuthor: terryrayc » Mon May 03, 2004 6:25 pm

Yep the D & D movie was one of the worst films ever to light up a screen.

Hard to pick from that list though....Those mostly are some really good clasic films.
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PostAuthor: Croton » Mon May 03, 2004 6:31 pm

JollyOrc wrote:I simply have to agree with Jordicus: LadyHawke is too good to be true. It's simply a gem.


I had an opportunity to watch LadyHawke a few weeks ago and shut it off after only 15-20 minutes....Gem? maybe a 0.01 karat, z color, s2 clarity, spec of a diamond. Just my opinion though.

When are they going to make a Dragonlance movie? :?:
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PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Mon May 03, 2004 6:32 pm

Of these, only Conan and LotR are good movies in the traditional sense. Now if we talk about cheese factor though..
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PostAuthor: Fifty » Mon May 03, 2004 6:33 pm

So many great movies!

Did you leave Red Sonja off for a reason?

(Apart from being shit I mean)
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PostAuthor: JollyOrc » Mon May 03, 2004 6:36 pm

croton wrote:
JollyOrc wrote:I simply have to agree with Jordicus: LadyHawke is too good to be true. It's simply a gem.


I had an opportunity to watch LadyHawke a few weeks ago and shut it off after only 15-20 minutes....Gem? maybe a 0.01 karat, z color, s2 clarity, spec of a diamond. Just my opinion though.

When are they going to make a Dragonlance movie? :?:


I agree that it isn't your classic High Fantasy Sword & Sorcery flick. It has a very different pacing than most other movies that are in mentioned here. There are next to no special effects or "big" action scenes (although there is quite good swordplay.)

But I still think it is worth watching, and that it is indeed a gem. Just my opinion though.
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PostAuthor: Manuel the White » Mon May 03, 2004 6:37 pm

JollyOrc wrote:When are they going to make a Dragonlance movie? :?:


I've been wondering that for a looong time. My bud and I have been discussing how, since LotR has been done, what other truly EPIC D&D type fantasy movie could be done. Dragonlance is the next best by far, IMO. Perhaps the only one that could compare.

If only Chistopher Walken were younger. I think he'd make a great Raistlin.

Fifty wrote:So many great movies!

Did you leave Red Sonja off for a reason?

(Apart from being shit I mean)


No reason. Just forgot it.

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PostAuthor: 4x4_Ender » Mon May 03, 2004 6:39 pm

Where is Reign of Fire?? Even though it kinda sucked, the special effects and the dragons were pretty cool in that movie.

When are they going to make a Dragonlance movie?


NO SHIT!! FUCKING HOLLYWOOD DOESNT KNOW A GOOD STORY IF IT BITES THEM IN THE ASS! :twisted:
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PostAuthor: KTA » Mon May 03, 2004 6:44 pm

Manuel the White wrote:If only Chistopher Walken were younger. I think he'd make a great Raistlin.


Yes! Chistopher Walken rocks! Even without a head... :D

croton wrote:I had an opportunity to watch LadyHawke a few weeks ago and shut it off after only 15-20 minutes....Gem? maybe a 0.01 karat, z color, s2 clarity, spec of a diamond. Just my opinion though.


What?! You don't like sword-fight underlined with 80th music? :lol: I like it. :wink:

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PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Mon May 03, 2004 6:46 pm

Anyone watch Highlander recently? I somehow remembered it as some sort of classic, the only good film of Christopher Lambert. After having watched it again some time ago.. *bleurgh* Goodbye, golden childhood memories.
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PostAuthor: KTA » Mon May 03, 2004 6:49 pm

Did someone notice? Conan rules California now...

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PostAuthor: Malathyre » Mon May 03, 2004 7:44 pm

Tangleroot wrote:Anyone watch Highlander recently? I somehow remembered it as some sort of classic, the only good film of Christopher Lambert. After having watched it again some time ago.. *bleurgh* Goodbye, golden childhood memories.


You should try the most recent Highlander film, the one with both Christopher Lambert and Adrian Paul. The worst film I have ever seen in the movie theater, and I went and saw the D&D movie. In a word: Image
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PostAuthor: KinX » Mon May 03, 2004 8:06 pm

i liked both Conan movies, but i think Destroyer was more dnd'y than Barbarian. When i first watched Destroyer i remember thinking "there's the thief, there's the mage" etc etc
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PostAuthor: Diamond » Mon May 03, 2004 8:09 pm

Ladyhawke, hands down the best. No whippy special effects, just a good story.

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PostAuthor: Furin » Mon May 03, 2004 8:14 pm

LadyHawke: Michelle is beautiful, Matthew's funny, Goliath (Rutger's horse) is spectacular, the pacing is good, and the music...!

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PostAuthor: tha_monsta » Mon May 03, 2004 8:16 pm

I love Eric the Viking.

But let's face it, LoTR has done it as good as it'll ever be done.

I would also put in a big thumbs up for The Princess Bride. Comedy? Maybe...but have you played much good D&D lately? If it's good, you should be laughing.

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PostAuthor: Fifty » Mon May 03, 2004 8:33 pm

That one with Antonio Bandreas was pretty good too. 13th Warrior?

Christopher Walken is simply the best ever. Max Zorin, The Hessian, the guy in Wayne's World 2, allgreat :)

I used to have an mpeg of him doing the three little pigs joke - truly astounding.

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PostAuthor: Glantry » Mon May 03, 2004 8:39 pm

LOTR is the best... I think most of the D&D rules races and classes were based on the books... Well the books did come before Gary Gygax.
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PostAuthor: Aloro » Mon May 03, 2004 9:18 pm

Dragonlance is a good story, true enough. I don't know how they'd manage to cast Caramon and Raistlin though - I mean, twins that develop that differently are really hard to do well. I'd actually like to cast Christian Bale as Raistlin - Walken, though surely creepy enough, is too damned old by far. Christian has a really intense psychotic edge, but he can be smooth as silk and convincingly manipulative. I'll play Tass. ;)

I loved LadyHawke, to be sure - Philippe the Mouse was such a fabulous character. But, as good as that was, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was superlative. Nothing I have seen, or honestly expect to see, compares in that genre.

Movies that are sort of in the genre, but not entirely, but still deserve mention include:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (swords and sorcery, sure, more or less)
Gladiator (no sorcery, lots of swords)
Both Harry Potter flicks, especially the Chamber of Secrets (kinda sorta S&S - there's a sword in the second movie, right?)
Excalibur... ok, who am I kidding, that's dead in the S&S genre. And a pretty decent flick, too.

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PostAuthor: Krez » Mon May 03, 2004 9:47 pm

LOTR is by far the best. But for making of the next movie I would have to say the Terry Brooks "Magic Kingdom for Sale" and that whole series and possibly the Steven Donaldson "Lord Fouls Bane"
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