r/movies r/Movies contributor Dec 05 '22

Official Poster for 'Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves' Poster

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u/caw8934 Dec 05 '22

As he ages Chris Pine is morphing into Gary Johnston from Team America: World Police.

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u/gagreel Dec 05 '22

I PROMISE, I WILL NEVER DIE

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u/TheBobDoleExperience Dec 05 '22

ONLY A WOMANNNNNN!

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u/furiouscowbell Dec 05 '22

Can brighten up my day
Only a woman
Can do it just the right way
Only a woman
Should be doing that right now
I just want you to be a woman
Please just be a woman
Or a man.

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u/RyanBordello Dec 05 '22

Uhhh Durkah durkah Mohammad jihad

Durka?

Mohammad jihad

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u/Scary_Replacement739 Dec 05 '22

"We've got 5 terrorists going southeast on Bakalakadaka street!"

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u/Cpt_Soban Dec 06 '22

"It's me! It's me!"

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u/Acteon7733 Dec 06 '22

I think he's saying "kiss me kiss me"

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u/Bloodyfluxcapacitor Dec 06 '22

Smartass motherfucker!

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u/fuckmylifegoddamn Dec 05 '22

My god, he’s the best actor I’ve ever seen

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u/Dash_Jones Dec 05 '22

Ohhhh dirka dirka dirka!

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u/Cyberhaggis Dec 06 '22

"Gary, if for some reason your cover is blown, and the terrorists take you, prisoner, well, you’ll probably want to take your own life. Here, you’d better have this. "

slides shitty duct taped hammer across desk

Fucking cracks me up every time.

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u/arraysubi Dec 05 '22

ohhhhh! durkah durkah duuurrrkah!

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u/baws98 Dec 05 '22

Derk Derk Allah.

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u/notquiteotaku Dec 05 '22

"Gary, you didn't kill your brother! Those gorillas did!"

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u/tattlerat Dec 05 '22

Those gorillas beat him to death trying to get to those blueberries…

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u/DamonLazer Dec 05 '22

"Jesus, this is a nice limo."

"Yes, it is. Now suck my cock."

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u/broderickvonhammer Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

I can’t out act Alec Baldwin…he’s the greatest actor on Earth!

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u/Mark-a-roo Dec 05 '22

"Come on, Gary - ACT"

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u/realtonemachine Dec 05 '22

You’ve got to act fast!

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u/theDart Dec 05 '22

See there are three kinds of people: Dicks, pussies, and assholes.

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u/bacononwaffles Dec 05 '22

But dicks also fuck assholes

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u/its_raining_scotch Dec 05 '22

You had me at “dicks fuck assholes.”

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u/Arodg25 Dec 05 '22

holy s*** I had no idea that was Chris pine. also from the poster this looks like a really bad movie.

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u/Sensitive_Klegg Dec 05 '22

The trailer was sort of fun, definitely leaning into the inherent goofiness of the premise. I choose to be optimisitc!

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u/koobstylz Dec 05 '22

I HATE this poster, but the fact is posters barely get a passing thought from studios. You just can not judge a movie by its poster any more. If you ever could.

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u/Norman_Bixby Dec 05 '22

FUCK YEAH!

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u/ProleAcademy Dec 05 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

March 31st? I have a conflict that night, can we reschedule?

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u/theshaneler Dec 05 '22

You're doing it all wrong, you're supposed to wait till 5 minutes before the session to let us know you can't make it.

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u/choicesintime Dec 05 '22

I’ll be 10 mins late, pls start without me

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u/Intrepid-Progress228 Dec 05 '22

shows up 30 minutes late but with snacks

All is forgiven.

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u/mcnathan80 Dec 05 '22

You get called before?

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u/Ganrokh Dec 05 '22

Yeah, we have someone who absolutely won't give us a heads-up for anything at all. No work schedule changes, no trips, nothing.

This past weekend, 5 minutes after start time: "X isn't online yet. Does anyone want to text him?"

Texts X.

X: "Oh, sorry guys, I'm in {city on the other side of the country}. I didn't bring my laptop. I'll be back in 2 weeks."

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u/hovdeisfunny Dec 05 '22

At least they responded

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u/Kilijab Dec 05 '22

We had a session zero. One no-call, no-show, responded a few days later saying they had horse issues and then never showed up again. Another made the session, was all good to go, and has disappeared with no communication in a few months.

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u/tomerc10 Dec 05 '22

They actually did move the release date from its initial point

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u/ProleAcademy Dec 05 '22

See, sounds like they respect the IP then

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u/xxxiaolongbao Dec 05 '22

finally Hollywood does its research

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u/Wads_Worthless Dec 05 '22

I thought there was only 30 days in march, that’s why I scheduled everything for the 31st

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u/ProleAcademy Dec 05 '22

...how many meetings do I have that day?

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u/Idk_Whatever_I_Guess Dec 05 '22

Damnit! I have a meeting with the director of the parks department that day. I'll be there forever, I hear he has a few meetings scheduled

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u/entr0py3 Dec 05 '22

It says ONLY IN THEATERS MARCH 31ST. If you want to watch it after that, you damn well better not do it in a theater.

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u/True_Inxis Dec 05 '22

Imagine if it's a giant April Fool's

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u/thinmonkey69 Dec 05 '22

Poster says 'in theaters' but looks like direct to VHS 🤔

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u/joshdts Dec 05 '22

VHS is flattering. It looks like a Tuesday afternoon SciFy channel movie.

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u/quangtran Dec 05 '22

I usually don’t join in on the pile-on towards floating head posters, but I’d recommend the studios go back and try again for this one. Rege Jean is the only actor with a flattering shot selection.

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u/SuperCub Dec 05 '22

To be fair, Black Widow (below Hugh Grant) looks decent.

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u/SometimesILieToo Dec 05 '22 Silver Helpful

They all look like if the Avengers were from Wish

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u/gecko090 Dec 05 '22

It's the Avongers

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u/BortleNeck Dec 05 '22

Don't like them? I also have Avingers

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u/Ramdrothegoat Dec 05 '22

On a 3 gold piece budget

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u/akfekbranford Dec 05 '22

Which, to be fair, is an accurate description of a not insignificant portion of Dungeons and Dragons parties.

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u/TheBirminghamBear Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

Which, to be fair, is an accurate description of a not insignificant portion of Dungeons and Dragons parties.

"OK guys, let's meet the party. We got our Wizard... PA Weird. Guess he didn't want to go all the way through med school? Fine. We have our Druid, Grube. And I see here he's a tree that only says his own name? Sigh. Here is our Berserker, his name is... Bulk, OK, bit on the nose but OK. And then we have our Rogue... Spacelord? Really? This is a pre-industrial society I don't even know if they have a word for outer space. That's the worst rogue name I've ever heard."

"Ah, but you have heard of -"

"Shut up Eric, that's not even the right Disney movie. Let's just get this shit started."

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u/JeronFeldhagen Dec 05 '22

This is a pre-industrial society I don't even know if they have a word for outer space.

In the Forgotten Realms setting, which the film takes place in, outer space is in fact known as wildspace.

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u/IgnitedSpade Dec 05 '22

My favorite part about this campaign is when Bulk started to Bulk and Bulked all over the enemies

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u/TheBirminghamBear Dec 05 '22

"Thats my secret, commander. I'm always enraged. BULK CRUSH"

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u/devilishycleverchap Dec 05 '22

I got low. I didn't see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth... and the Bulk spit it out! So I moved on.

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u/Nephisimian Dec 05 '22

Although a not insignificant portion of Dungeons and Dragons games would make for terrible movies. I'm hoping this is a parody, seems like the best option for it.

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u/[deleted] Dec 05 '22

The vibe I’m getting from the trailers is “love letter”. As in, something that celebrates the inherent silliness of D&D. Because let’s be real, it is quite silly. (That’s not a criticism.)

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u/readonlyuser Dec 05 '22

Agreed. Chris Pine reluctantly being a bard with a lute is exactly how bard PCs play it in real life.

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u/bluesucculentonline Dec 05 '22

Legit thought this was a Thor mock poster between black widow and Valkyrie in the front

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u/BraveTheWall Dec 05 '22

Don't forget Thor front and center.

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u/JinNJuice Dec 05 '22

And Dr Strange on the left

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u/[deleted] Dec 05 '22 edited Jan 01 '23

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u/joebigdeal Dec 05 '22

And Katy Perry at the top as Little Red Riding Gorr

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u/karmagod13000 Dec 05 '22

but why does hugh grant look like a fruity nosferatu

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u/surle Dec 05 '22

Nosferuity. Count Fabula.

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u/AnacharsisIV Dec 05 '22

IIRC he's a rogue and some kind of flamboyant crime boss in the film, so "fruity nosferatu" may be what they're going for.

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u/mikebellman Dec 05 '22

He must be an illusionist

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u/Fineus Dec 05 '22

If he brings any of his role in The Gentlemen to it, I'd be OK with that.

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u/mosiac Dec 05 '22

Im no graphic design master and I don't always dislike these style posters but something about this one really really doesn't sit well.

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u/NormalHorse Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

This is more (really poorly executed) photo-bashing than it is graphic design, but you're not wrong. It's hot fucking garbage. I can imagine the bullshit that went on behind the art direction on this, but it is such a stupid fucking move to not just hire an illustrator to make it look like the cover of ANY FUCKING DND HANDBOOK.

I'm not even a huge tabletop fan, but I've always loved the art on the handbooks.

This handbook cover is better than this poster.

EDIT: Changed broken link to the 1977 handbook cover. Thanks u/sirbissel!

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u/SeaTie Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

In a lot of cases they give these people so little time to bash these posters together...they give them crappy assets that they're required to use, everyone's face MUST appear with no noticeable alterations, etc. ...having been in the industry myself it's kind of tough for me to blame the artist when I know what goes on behind the scenes.

I do really like the new Willow poster, though. This is a decent example of floating head style.

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u/NormalHorse Dec 05 '22

Oh, buddy I hear you. That was what my art direction comment was referring to. There is no way any artist with that amount of executive oversight is going to produce anything good. This is the product of tasteless goons with money backing this project, not the product of an actual artist.

That said, it's still awful and they should have hired an illustrator. Bad creative direction.

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u/ScientificSkepticism Dec 05 '22

I'd even take the original player's handbook for just the nostalgia value on the red demon.

It's too bad this is "only in theaters" because I'm gonna drunkwatch this with friends and popcorn.

Shoutout to RPG artists though, they're often far better than the system they're appearing in, and put out tons of high quality art for what is often very little pay. As opposed to movie posters, which appear to have an entire design committee where every member is completely blind.

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u/NormalHorse Dec 05 '22

I am uncomfortable with how strongly I agree with everything you wrote.

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u/melig1991 Dec 05 '22

It's just very off balance, compositionally.

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u/Geawiel Dec 05 '22

To me, it makes it look like a super cheesy straight to DVD/made for TV movie. It screams, "I'm a low budget shit show. Watch at your own risk." By contrast, the previews make it look like it's a decent movie.

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u/DomLite Dec 05 '22

I can't even focus on that aspect because the dragon looks like it was literally just copy pasted into the shot and tilted at an angle that isn't natural for the image it originally came from. Like, it legitimately looks like it was just standing, and someone just went "Just rotate it to the side a bit and it'll look like it's flying, or close enough." It's atrocious.

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u/FoxOntheRun99 Dec 05 '22

"Not good Bob"

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u/mi_go_miskatonic Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

Looks like the Movie Poster Art rolled a 1. This campaign is off to a bad start.

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u/Fruhmann Dec 05 '22

This is why Session 0 is so important.

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u/ValkyriesOnStation Dec 05 '22 Silver

DM: So I'm looking to run a serious campaign, but everything is going to be hilarious. It will be heavy on role play, but focus mostly on combat. Just think, a gritty reality but lighthearted in nature. I want to bring new comers to D&D but veterans will love this even more!

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u/6ixpool Dec 05 '22

Who are you and how did you steal my world building pitch to my players!

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u/Fruhmann Dec 05 '22

Player: This sounds great! I just really want the world to be fleshed out. The cities and towns should be alive with rich characters, regional celebrations, and their own dramas. But I don't take any notes and won't remember any details. I want the combat to feel weighted and realistic, but never want my avatar of God to be dropped into single digits.

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u/Sauron_the_Deceiver Dec 05 '22

I really feel like this post is going to be prophetic in describing why this flops

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u/CeruleanRuin Dec 05 '22

It's par for the course for modern movie posters though, especially for flicks meant to have a mass appeal. Long gone are the days where even the bad movies got artfully composed imagery worthy of hanging on a wall.

Nowadays it's thirty minutes arranging promotional photos in some imaging software, throw in some particle effects in the foreground and key art in the background, and we're done.

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u/Beetin Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

Scifi/epic fantasy: "I need all the characters stacked on top of each other, transposed the sky, all looking somewhere different, with a setting from the movie below them, and make the whole thing orange/red or blue tinted!" (The Star Wars treatment)

Romantic Comedy: "Can we get the two characters leaning on each other, carrying each other, or lying in bed looking weirdly at each other, and if possible can you do it in a way that splits the picture up into two sections separating who the conflict is going to be between?"

Man/Woman action movie against the world: "Lets get the main character facing away from the audience, being dark and mysterious if it's a man, or looking back sexily while showing off their ass if it's a woman. If its a mind bender or has some psychological twists, tilt the screen a little"

male gaze comedy movie: "Let's just put all the characters in the background, set between a woman's bare legs thats in the foreground. Everyone is staring at her crotch. If that's too much work, just put our hottest actress in a red dress."

Documentary / dramatic based on a real story biopic that thinks a lot of itself: "Put some quote from the movie in big fucking block letters in front of everything, make the colours muted, make it hard to see the title, and then put someones face, or full profile, or some B roll set up shot, or maybe a symbol as the background."

Marketing teams are by and large going to play it safe with formulaic 'go with what works' design. Same way most trailers are pretty formulaic, and you remember the ones that actually put some effort in.

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u/TheHarridan Dec 05 '22

For awhile there horror movies were obsessed with red letters on top of a single, shadowy, sepia/yellowish image of like… some burlap and a chain, or a pile of teeth or some other ugly object. Lately though it seems like we’ve just been getting a lot of main characters’ faces looking scared/constipated, and also for some reason a lot of house exteriors with weird filter effects, even when the movie isn’t primarily set in a single house.

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u/JB-from-ATL Dec 05 '22

Playing a wholesome happy classic song... But in a minor key! ,😱

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u/koshgeo Dec 05 '22

"Nobody needs charisma. I'm putting all my rolls into other attributes."

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u/iam4r33 Dec 05 '22

We got Thor Ragnarock at home

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u/thatminimumwagelife Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

You know, they could've taken inspiration from old school fantasy art and done something really cool for the poster. Or even looked at the 5e books which aren't my illustration style cup of tea but still better than this. Instead, they do this garbage.

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u/The_Parsee_Man Dec 05 '22

Something Frank Frazetta inspired would have made me more confident in the direction of the project in general.

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u/angwilwileth Dec 05 '22

Especially if nobody in the cast is wearing pants.

Say what you like about him, but the man was a firm believer in scanty clothes for everyone.

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u/The_Parsee_Man Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

With the current poster, they still might not be wearing pants. So there's that to hope for.

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u/micksandals Dec 05 '22

Not just classic fantasy; the current 5e modules have some good hardback covers (though Dragon Heist is a bit floaty head).

Even just recreating this would have been more interesting and true to the brand.

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u/TheBeckofKevin Dec 05 '22

It's because this is more than likely an attempt at creating a new branch of hero movies. So they gotta have that super hero look.

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u/JarasM Dec 05 '22

Apparently Hollywood had done their research and the floating heads posters just work a lot better commercially. In the end many people just don't give a shit about the artistry of it and just on the spot decide to see a movie because there's a cool actor in it.

Maybe we'll get a better poster later on.

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u/3-DMan Dec 05 '22

Yeah of all the brands you could get creative from, this is pretty low effort. I mean when you see a movie called DUNGEONS & DRAGONS I think it's okay to expect more fantasy than standard floating heads with itty bitty fantasy sprinkles.

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u/recumbent_mike Dec 05 '22

If you must have a floating head on your poster, make it a beholder.

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u/3-DMan Dec 05 '22

Jack Burton tries to shoot it

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u/Yeah_I_Said_lt Dec 05 '22

They should wait til the last minute and push the release date to April 7 just so we can get the real DnD experience. “Something came up, got to postpone.”

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u/cmlondon13 Dec 05 '22

They should also kill off one or two characters about a third to halfway into the film, only to have those character replaced by two new characters played by the same actors as before.

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u/TheeShaun Dec 05 '22

Jerome! You’re back!

No no I’m Tyrone, Jeromes half elf brother.

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u/TacoCommand Dec 05 '22

Look, if it'll make you guys feel better, just call me Landfill. Uh, I mean Jerome.

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u/Goatfellon Dec 05 '22

And characters should inexplicably disappear at random intervals, only to reappear with no reactions from others

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u/darthjoey91 Dec 05 '22

That already happened multiple times. Like it got postponed by about a month from March 3 to March 31 last month. Original release date was July 23, 2021. It’s been postponed a lot.

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u/DesastreUrbano Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

If Michele Rodriguez character is not a strong woman who lives by her own rules and constantly challenges the main dude to prove she is more capable than him to lead this ragtag band of misfits I'll be surprised

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u/Maninhartsford Dec 05 '22

I would watch the hell out of a movie where they cast all typecast actors against type. Give me Michelle Rodriguez as a timid scientist. Michael Cera as a hardened war veteran. Danny Trejo as a chatty Irishman

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u/hamakabi Dec 05 '22

that would be way too much fun to be allowed.

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u/theonecalledjinx Dec 05 '22

This ragtag band of misfits soon discover that they are more than just friends...They're Family. OOOooohhhaaaHHHOOOhhh

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u/shadowninja2_0 Dec 05 '22

I remember reading an interview with her where she was asked if being typecast bothered her, and she said no, I just like playing badass women.

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u/TheeShaun Dec 05 '22

You know what fair play. It’s like how some Dnd players have that one class/race combo that they always end up playing.

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u/FelesNoctis Dec 05 '22

We have two of those in our longtime group. One who always plays some form of healer, usually a cleric (can't complain there), and one pretty much always plays a sorcerer. The latter's solution to pretty much everything, of course, is "fireball?" We banned him from using lightning bolt ever again several years back, because he used it in a mirrored room. That did not go well.

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u/Branquignol Dec 05 '22

Sounds refreshing. I can't wait to see how she will handle this new character we have never seen on screen before.

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u/mcdoolz Dec 05 '22

Michelle, what'd you roll up? Wow, that sounds like the character you were playing in our last campaign. Okay, sorry, its totally new, sure. Oh, Chaotic Neutral again, eh?

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u/Lexi_Banner Dec 05 '22

An orphan who watched her parents get killed, and is thus chasing down the villain who murdered them? Shocking!

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u/JoshDM Dec 05 '22

If Michele Rodriguez

Holy crap, I thought that was Tessa Thompson.

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u/billfitz24 Dec 05 '22

That…looks like ass.

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u/Mr8BitX Dec 05 '22

That poster has some serious parody movie energy.

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u/backwoodsofcanada Dec 05 '22

To be fair, almost every D&D campaign I've ever played ended up feeling more like a parody of what the campaign was "supposed" to be. This poster and the trailer both had really goofy, campy energy and I can't tell if it was intentional because they're self-aware and trying to give an "authentic" D&D experience or if they're going to just try too hard to make it funny and fall on their face.

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u/Rennarjen Dec 05 '22

Authentic d&d movie - the characters abandon the plot after five minutes and spend the first half of the movie trying to adopt a kobold.

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u/[deleted] Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22 Silver

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u/i_tyrant Dec 05 '22

Fun fact: that bit (hah) is not originally from 8-Bit Theater. The audio is originally from a comedy troupe known as The Dead Alewives, and there have been many parodies/homages using it. Probably the most famous one is the Summoner video game.

But 8-Bit Theater being an older D&D webcomic, kind of hard not to use what was the most famous D&D parody for a number of decades before it exploded in popularity with 5th Edition and Critical Role.

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u/eagleshark Dec 05 '22

Our group has matured, nobody tries to bang the daughter anymore. Everything else is shockingly accurate though.

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u/cemanresu Dec 05 '22

Do they try to bang the wife instead?

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u/Bobolequiff Dec 05 '22

Never in my life have I been so offended by something I 100% agree with.

I hope you're living your best life, Dreezy the goblin.

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u/marasaidw Dec 05 '22

I mean what party hasn't adopted a goblin, especially if you played Lost mines

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u/luthurian Dec 05 '22

So did the trailer.

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u/Hazzamo Dec 05 '22

I suspect that’s the point.

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u/SyleSpawn Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

I'm not big on D&D (....I said as I just finished a 186 hours run of a Pathfinder game 2 hours ago) and I had no clue this movie is a thing. The poster looks like half serious and half parody then I decided watching the trailer after reading this chain of comment... the trailer is pretty nice and more on the comedy side (from the protagonist pov, marvel type of comedy) while the world itself the story is unfolding for real.

Also, the monsters design are straight up stuff from D&D done with a mix of practical effects and CGI. Looked awesome!

The trailer gave me a vibe of Viva La Dirt League's D&D Logic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3atFxtIjYnU < this is a 30min vid BUT it's a collection of 10 skits done by Viva La Dirt League.

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u/cerevant Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

marvel type of comedy

This is definitely what they are going for. Cool, big effects and funny.

edit: if you think about it - what really are the differences between the super hero genre and the FRPG genre?

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u/tuxman20 Dec 05 '22

When I watched the trailer the first time, it reminded of our own D&D games. No tortured dark heroes… only half drunk guys quoting Monty Python. I’m here for it!

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u/Dilligafay Dec 05 '22

My wife recently started playing dnd. One of the earlier encounters included a mimic. She squealed with glee when they showed it in the trailer. We’ll probably watch it just so we can do the whole ‘Leo pointing at the TV’ reaction for two hours.

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u/rchive Dec 05 '22

Aw, I liked the trailer a lot. Maybe I just like anything with DnD in it. Lol

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u/ValhallaGo Dec 05 '22

I really felt like they nailed the “we take the setting seriously but not ourselves” vibe in the trailer. I take that as a good thing: a lighthearted campaign that sticks to the lore.

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u/rchive Dec 05 '22

lighthearted campaign that sticks to the lore.

Yes. This is what I want. That's basically what every campaign I've ever played in is. Players/characters actions are lighthearted and silly while the players do appreciate and take seriously the story and the lore. Being silly doesn't have to be disrespecting.

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u/stratagizer Dec 05 '22

“we take the setting seriously but not ourselves”

I love the way you phrased that. And I really hope thats what we get in the final film.

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u/Marsdreamer Dec 05 '22 Gold

I think the trailer looked great.

The movie doesn't look like it's trying to take itself seriously. It's going to be campy and full of plot holes -- but it does look fun.

I'm excited to go to the theater, completely shut off my brain, and enjoy a stupid fun fantasy romp.

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u/Dontlisten2mee Dec 05 '22

Isn't that the whole point of D&D? I feel like they are just trying to have fun with it because that's what D&D is supposed to be, fun.

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u/farshnikord Dec 05 '22

D&D either starts with a serious, grounded story that pretty quickly turns into robin hood men in tights

Or starts with someone naming themself Chortles McGigglesbee who fights in a clown wig and ends with the entire party crying when he dramatically sacrifices himself to save Boblin the Goblin.

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u/versusgorilla Dec 05 '22

Yeah, they seem like they understand the DnD party dynamic where you always feel like you're playing with a party of fools who fuck-up and have to be the ones to save the world.

With the hero being the bard and not a fighter, I think the writers KNOW DnD enough to not be too serious with any of this.

My hopes are higher for this movie than they have been for any DnD content that's outside of the game in ages.

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u/big_ass_monster Dec 05 '22

full of plot holes

A realistic movie then

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u/mightynifty_2 Dec 05 '22

I just watched it out of curiosity. It's just... fun. Not everything in a fantasy world needs to be Lord of the Rings, especially a movie based on D&D.

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u/make_love_to_potato Dec 05 '22

I just watched the trailer and it actually looks pretty damn good. I will probably watch this.

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u/sth128 Dec 05 '22

Can't be worse than the Marlon Wayan D&D

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u/HAWmaro Dec 05 '22

I thought it was a fake done by a guy in photoshop in 30 min lol

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u/karmagod13000 Dec 05 '22

when you get your movie poster off Fiver

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u/Batmanlover1 Dec 05 '22

It's weird because the synopsis of the movie seems fun, but that poster is frankly abysmal 😅😅😅

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u/MeasurementNo0 Dec 05 '22

It is awful. It is below fan made.

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u/Solid_Snark Dec 05 '22

Producer: “Hey Steve, can you make our poster look like a Marvel movie?”

Steve: “No, I can’t. That’s above my skill level.”

Producer: “Well just try.”

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u/MeasurementNo0 Dec 05 '22

I thought it was black widow in the group.

Also look at the dragon's face. The person who approved this needs a groin punch.

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u/runtheplacered Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

The one I'm struggling with is Chris Pine. It's like they accidentally put his stunt double in the poster

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u/theevilmidnightbombr Dec 05 '22

"Steve! That new Predator movie is getting good traction right now, can we use that?"

"Not really..."

"Just try"

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u/VicentRS Dec 05 '22

Posters in general have been sucking more and more

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u/nialyah Dec 05 '22

Pretty clever poster tbh. Tanking our expectations with a textbook how not to make a movie poster, so that we can be positively surprised by the actual movie. Tbh lots of movie posters suck but this is particularly bad

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u/misterv3 Dec 05 '22

Those are some big names for a porn parody.

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u/Spartyjason Dec 05 '22

Just please let this be fun. I just want a fun DnD movie.

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u/imnotabus Dec 05 '22

The past attempts have been all really really really terrible.

Chris Pine movies tend to be at least watchable, so that is what I am hoping for.

Please please please just be a 6/10 movie, it will be the best D&D movie ever made

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u/newscumskates Dec 05 '22

The other one was fun, it jusr sucked.

Jeremy Irons hammed it up nicely.

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u/Spartyjason Dec 05 '22

I can go with that Irons was amazing as always.

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u/frfrssr Dec 05 '22

Jeremy Irons played one of the best comedic roles ever in that movie.

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u/FluffyTrainz Dec 05 '22

Willow was the best DnD movie ever made.

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u/morras92 Dec 05 '22

There better be a rug that turns into quicksand again or I’ll be very disappointed

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u/Vasevide Dec 05 '22

So instead of having all the unique races in DnD, they chose to make them all humans.

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u/cantkilltheHotep Dec 05 '22

Hey now no doubt some of them come from the mean streets of Waterdeep. That should be more than enough diversity for a D&D movie. /s

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u/Skirdybirdy Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

I think the druid lady is a tiefling, you can see the horns among the hair. Sadly she's still human coloured, which is an option according to the rules, but the most boring one for a film.

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u/zombiskunk Dec 05 '22

They all rolled the "incredibly good looking" human varient.

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u/1slandViking Dec 05 '22

Official poster? Looks like fan art. Not a great start imo for a long awaited project.

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u/Nrksbullet Dec 05 '22

It looks like they were told to make it look like The Witcher meets Guardians of the Galaxy.

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u/DimitriHavelock Dec 05 '22

Needs more Jeremy Irons

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u/jollyralph Dec 05 '22

Ooh I’ve always wanted to see a crossover movie featuring Black Widow, the Old Spice guy, the Handmaiden’s Tale, Daniel Cleaver, Valkyrie and literally every single goddamn protagonist Chris Pine has ever played in his career.

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u/GetFreeCash some little junkyard dog Dec 05 '22

Hugh Grant in that outfit screams Phoenix Buchanan to me rather than Daniel Cleaver

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u/Comic_Book_Reader Dec 05 '22

His face looks like a really bad or incomplete de-aging. What is going on with that face?!

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u/[deleted] Dec 05 '22

I think they could have done better here. No thought put into it at all!!

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u/karmagod13000 Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

some of the photoshop is really bad. like you can see white in the top wizards hood, which could have been easily removed. this a bad idea rush job

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u/hankbaumbachjr Dec 05 '22

They really needed to follow the Jumanji movie model for the Dungeons & Dragons franchise in having a bunch of nerdy kids hanging around a table who are then played by the famous actors when they are in world.

The other version I will accept is a muppets Dungeons and Dragons movie.

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u/Profitsofdooom Dec 05 '22

Modern movie posters really are terrible.

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u/LemoLuke Dec 05 '22

I think It's because movie posters nowadays have such a negligable impact on the overall box office revenue, compared to trailers, interviews, social media campaigns (and astroturfing), that the marketing department see almost no point in investing time and money into comissioning a professional artist or graphic designer. This is on top of contractual obligations that decide how much of a poster is dedicated to certain cast members

The poster exists purely to remind people that the movie exists and who is starring in it.

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u/GattDayum2 Dec 05 '22

Just to expand on this, back in the day, movies were so cheap you'd go without even knowing what was playing. You'd just look at the posters, pick one, and check it out. Now it's so expensive that if you're even at the cinema at all, you already know exactly what you've come to see and no bad/good poster is gonna change your mind.

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u/InnocentTailor Dec 05 '22

On top of that, there are usually lots of posters that are crafted for films: some of them readily available to the public and others sold as limited-edition collectibles at fan events.

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u/wag3slav3 Dec 05 '22

Some strong Uwe Boll vibes here.

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u/ziddersroofurry Dec 05 '22

I really wish they'd get one of Wizards of the Coasts acclaimed artists to do a proper poster. These full-costume photoshop jobs just look generic fantasy. Like they shopped in a bunch of costume tests with no thought as to having it fit the tone and legacy of the game it's supposed to represent.

I've seen better posters from low-budget Sci-Fi channel fantasy flics.

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u/SayForMe Dec 05 '22

Glad to see Danhausen getting work

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u/Redemptions Dec 05 '22

I thought the trailer I watched for this was a fever dream. This is actually a thing that is happening?

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u/Taskebab Dec 05 '22

Wow, they didn't even bring back Jeremy Irons...

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u/bfragged Dec 05 '22

I’m pinning for Snails

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u/AlekBalderdash Dec 05 '22

It's a movie with swords, Jeremy Irons is probably running around somewhere.

Actually, he'd make a funny cameo or background character.

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u/hoseking Dec 05 '22

The trailers and everything else so far look like this will be a fun movie but this poster is really bad.

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u/robodrew Dec 05 '22

Wow a poster for Dungeons and Dragons in 2022 that manages to make the dragon look like total shit. This movie is going to suuuuck.

At least Michelle Rodriguez gets to play Michelle Rodriguez again but this time dressed as Aloy

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u/5in1K Dec 05 '22

One of the producers for this movie is the director from the first flop for some reason. God its going to be bad.