Treat for DnD fans: ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ sneak previews, Tavern experience

March 20, 2023 - 1:48 PM
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"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" still. (Paramount Pictures Philippines/Released)

Are you a “Dungeons and Dragons” fan?

An epic adventure awaits DnD fans with the lineup of events ahead of the opening of the “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” in the country.

Filipinos could be among the first in the world to see the movie which will open in the US on March 31st. In the Philippines, it will open two days earlier on March 29.

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” will also have a two-day special sneak previews in cinemas nationwide this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 20 and 21.

Aside from these special sneak previews, fans could also get an intimate and immersive experience of entering the world of Dungeons & Dragons with its “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” tavern.

The public can visit the tavern at the SM Megamall Mega Fashion hall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 25 and 26 for free.

This will give them a taste of the lands, characters and magic that will fill their adventure in theaters.

The tavern will allow visitors to battle in the tabletop adventure games, learn how to paint miniature D&D figurines, take a photo at the gelatinous cube and spectacular standee.

Booth facade of “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” tavern. (Paramount Pictures Philippines/Released)

Meanwhile, the upcoming “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

The film’s story by Chris McKay and Michael Gilio is based on Hasbro’s “Dungeons and Dragons.”

It follows the story of charming thief and a band undertaking an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic. However, things go wrong dangerously as they run afoul of the wrong people.

The movie, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.

Goldstein, Daley and Gilio were also behind the movie’s screenplay.

The film currently enjoys a 90% tomatometer on Rottentomatoes. Tomatometer represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive.

“An infectiously good-spirited comedy with a solid emotional core, ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ offers fun fantasy and adventure even if you don’t know your HP from your OP,” the critics consensus reads.

“[T]he highly anticipated ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ exceeded expectations. The [filmmakers] have created an adaptation that will appeal to the nostalgic side of existing fans and entertain those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of Dungeon Masters, bards or druids,” the Hollywood Reporter’s review reads.

“Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Regé-Jean Page rule in an adventure that turns pop-fantasy derivativeness into its own form of fun. ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ should be a major hit, because it knows how to tap into our nostalgia — not just for a game, but for the entire fantasy culture it helped to spawn. It’s the movie itself that’s role-playing,” The Variety’s rave review also read. —Rosette Adel