The trailers for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves had teased a fighting arena run by Hugh Grant, and with tickets now being available for the film, we have a clip featuring the start of the arena battle and the reveal of a displacer beast.
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The clip basically has Grant playing the ‘Grandmaster’ of this arena, and we see that Chris Pine’s party is one of several that have been placed there to participate in the games.
The whole scene is kind of structured like a game, with the multiple other challenges besides the displacer beast. Not only do we have challenges, but the arena also provides perks, like with the chests revealing multiple weapons; but like it was revealed in the trailer, the displacer isn’t the only beast in the arena, and there are some mimics that also take the form of chests.
The film already looks like a whole lot of fun, and while I’m fine if the story isn’t the best thing, I just want the characters to feel like an authentic D&D party. Hopefully we get a set-up for more adventures in the future.
Here’s the official description for Honor Among Thieves:
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is set to hit theaters on March 31.