Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
My biggest concern with this was that I had no idea what to expect. Don't get me wrong, I love dorks, they're lovely, mostly harmless people, but I never was one.
The only things I did on my table top was eat off it, so you can imagine that I wondered if I was going to be satisfied by what was being offered, much less understand it. What I know about D&D, well, you can fit it on a twenty-sided dice.
I needn't have worried, however. Chris Pine is at least as magnetic here as he is in a Starfleet uniform and it's quite possible that this is the role that Michelle Rodriguez was made for. Add to this that Hugh Grant here is as likeable as he has been in a couple of decades and you have the makings of great potential. As long as the story didn't go over my head, was aimed at the everyman, then I could easily get on board with the promised gathering of magic and mayhem promised.
Pitched as Indiana Jones meets Prince of Persia meets Harry Potter meets Warcraft just about sums the whole thing up, ticking all of the necessary boxes for adventure and fantasy, with enough warmth and humour thrown in for good measure. D&D virgins like myself need not be worried as there is more than enough here for you to get your teeth into and thoroughly enjoy, yet still providing due deference to the throng of hardened fans.
There's even a Mini Cooper, and I'm not talking about the car.