pyratelog rnd.mov.rec: knights of badassdom

random.movie.recommendation

Knights of Badassdom (TMDB) is a comedy fantasy adventure set in the world of Live Action Role-Playing (LARPing).

Starring Ryan Kwanten (Joe), Steve Zahn (Eric), and Peter Dinklage (Hung) as well as an amazing support cast including Summer Glau and Jimmi Simpson.

synopsis

Three best friends and dedicated roleplayers take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario as a live action role-playing game. Trouble arises when a prop spellbook purchased from the internet ends up being a genuine grimoire and they unwittingly conjure up a blood-lusting succubus from hell.


KoB is a fun movie and while I have never LARP’d I play D&D enough to get the characters’ motivations. It is well paced, the humour is dry and enjoyable throughout, and everything is backed by a pretty decent soundtrack from Bear McCreary (Black Sails, Battlestar Galactica).

(but nobody mentions the frightfully large bodycount)