Continuing my string of lazy posts here, today's is about how I discovered (probably after all of you) that there's another documentary coming out about D&D. This one's called "The Dungeon Masters". Maybe this is the one Christian was thinking of in the comments for my earlier post, as yes, it does look like it might be a little exploitative based on the trailer. Or maybe it was just precognition. Still of a DM from the movie above, promo text below...
"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."
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