Dungeons and Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness
Judging from the trailer, I expected an utterly crappy movie. I was ready to lay into this stinker and mock it mercilessly. But then I actually watched it.
It was actually good. I have been pleasantly surprised.
The movie is nowhere near as bad as it is portrayed in the trailer. It's not without it's flaws - some of the acting isn't great (others surprised me by just how well they pulled off their characters, especially the vermin guy), the special effects definitely needed some work, the first few scenes were kinda boring, and the script could use a rewrite to really flesh things out a bit more. But for such an obviously low-budget film, it turned out pretty damn enjoyable and entertaining. Maybe I'm just a sucker for Team Evil, but I genuinely liked these characters.
It tells the story of a holy knight aspirant on the moment of his knighthood, who seeks a blessing from his God, Pelor, The Shining One. A sign to signify His approval. Nothing happens. And soon after, the holy order is massacred by their enemies and the aspirant's father taken captive. To save his father, this holy knight infiltrates an evil adventuring party and starts down on a path of darkness...
Score: 6/10. It's okay for what it is.
Reasons to watch:
* Boobies. Lots of them.
* Evil Feels Good.
* The evil adventuring party is great. My favorite by far is the guy who can transform his body into a cloud of vermin (cockroaches, centipedes, scorpions, etc) and swarms over people, killing them horrifically. He is disturbing as hell and I love him for it.
* Some really satisfying deaths. They're pretty hardcore in this movie. This is not a family friendly film in the slightest.
* The zombie scene freaks me the hell out. I'm seriously going to have nightmares about that. *shudders*