Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Knights of Badassdom

The first thing to know about this movie is that if you didn't get to this blog by accident, you will probably enjoy it.  It's about an hour and a half long, has some actors you've heard of, and is all about role-playing, gamers, fantasy, magic, the difference between foam and steel weapons, various types of metal music, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

  • If you're a fan of Firefly, River is in it
  • If you're a fan of True Blood, Jason is in it
  • If you're a fan of Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister is in it. 
  • If you're watching House of Cards now (or just watched it) the hacker guy is in it
  • If you were a fan of West Wing or are a fan of scandal the dark-haired nerdy guy is in it
  • Steve Zahn, who's been in a whole bunch of stuff, is in it
Also, it's funny enough and quirky enough that it kept Lady Blacksteel entertained and this kind of thing is not usually in her wheelhouse.

It came out about a year ago but the reason I mention it now is that it's on Netflix so if you have it and you have a little time and you've ever played a D&D type game (and especially if you've ever LARPed) then it's definitely worth a little bit of your time.  

Comment from me early in the movie - "I may have gone to high school with some of the guys in this movie."

Comment somewhat later - "I may have gone to high school with the guys who wrote this movie."

There's some gore and some drug references so you may want to steer the younger set away from it but if you're a grown up it's a lot of fun.


Justin Isaac said...

I liked this movie a lot and even made an Army of Darkness rpg archetype based on it.

Blacksteel said...

Well that would be interesting - an RPG about playing an RPG?