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The Dungeon Masters (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 12 February 2010 (USA)
An evil drow-elf is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a Sphere of Annihilation. A failed supervillain starts a cable access show involving ninjas, ... See full summary »

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Keven McAlester
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An evil drow-elf is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a Sphere of Annihilation. A failed supervillain starts a cable access show involving ninjas, puppets, and a cooking segment. These are the characters, real and imagined, of The Dungeon Masters: Against the backdrop of crumbling middle-class America, two men and one woman devote their lives to Dungeons and Dragons, the storied role-playing game, and its various descendants. As their baroque fantasies clash with mundane real lives, the characters find it increasingly difficult to allay their fear, loneliness, and disappointment with the game's imaginary triumphs. Soon the true heroic act of each character's real life emerges, and the film follows each as he or she summons the courage to face it. Along the way, The Dungeon Masters reimagines the tropes of classic heroic cinema, creating an intimate portrait of minor struggles and triumphs writ large. Written by Antidote Films

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These people do not represent 98% of gamers
17 February 2020 | by seanabel-81251See all my reviews

For the most part this movie focuses on 3 individuals that have serious social and personal issues. Oh yea and they play role playing games. The men are disturbing, and delusional. One of them left his family and moved across the country. He is a control freak about how he runs his game and in other parts of his life as depicted by the movie. The other is lazy with the work ethic of a koala. They are all depicted as socially awkward and at times you are very worried about how they survive in society. Overall this movie relates only 1% to its title of gaming and being a dungeon master, and more about three peoples personal lives. If you film at GenCon, surrounded by a hundred thousand people playing games you should have talked to any of those people and had more to relation to a game master than what this film shows. The cinematography is well done, and general film techniques are good. Just not the film it would present itself as.


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