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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Jeremy Irons
Justin Whalin
Marlon Wayans
Zoe McLellan
Thora Birch
Directors
Courtney Solomon
Screenwriters
Topper Lilien
Carroll Cartwright
Running Time
108 minutes

Dungeons & Dragons
A motley band of heroes set out to thwart the plans of an evil mage


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Plot
In the magical kingdom of Izmir a civil war is on the verge of erupting between the young empress and her council of mages, headed by dark wizard Profion. With the balance of power resting upon ownership of a mystical rod, apprentice mage Marina teams up with a bumbling pair of thieves to retrieve the artefact and put an end to Profion's misdeeds.


Verdict
Pleasing special effects and some daft humour don't go far towards salvaging this absurd fantasy yarn. If you absolutely must get some D&D action, then dig out the 80s cartoon series instead.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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