Knights of Badassdom
Director: Joe Lynch
Writer: Matt Wall, Kevin Dreyfuss
Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Jimmi Simpson, Summer Glau, Tom Hopper, Joshua Malina, Margarita Levieva, Danny Pudi
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[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard Morrissey.]
Joe (Ryan Kwanten) was just dumped by his girlfriend Beth (Margarita Levieva) which is why his geeky friends Eric (Steve Zahn) and Hung (Peter Dinklage) drag him off to a LARP. Joe enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons a while ago, but he is hesitant about LARPing. It doesn’t help either when it turns out that Eric actually summoned a very real and very murderous demon – and it’s up to them to stop it.
I expected this film to be an ode to LARPing with maybe a bit of friendly ribbing at the idiosyncracies of that particular subculture. But unfortunately Knigths of Badassdom doesn’t laugh with LARPers, it laughs at them – and it isn’t actually very funny.
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