Sunday, August 3, 2014

Knights of Badassdom (2013)

After taking some time away from my computer attempting to catch up on some stuff, I decided to get back at it. Of course, finding the right film to kick off August with was a bit of a challenge. With the world being totally upside-down and most of society acting as if they were from another planet, I decided to pick a comedy.  My first review for the month of August is the 2013 flick Knights of Badassdom.

Plot/ Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

I saw the preview of this and imagined that it would be hilarious. While it was not sidesplitting hilarity, it did have some funny moments and was rather entertaining in its own way. Of course, the LARPING themes will not resonate with everyone, and may turn some people off. There were some interesting themes, decent effects, and a tremendous low budget schlocky feel. Unfortunately, the characters were flat, the direction uneven, and the overall feel felt lacking. In the end, while this one entertained me, there was the potential in place for the flick to be so much more. If you enjoy LARPING or Dungeons & Dragons, give it a shot, if not there are other horror/supernatural comedies out there that will give you more laughs.

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