The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

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  • All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they’re more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all — a girl. Can th

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All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they’re more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all — a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil… More >>

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

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  1. I know other reviewers will tell you something about the movie, so I’ll skip that and cut to the chase. This movie is one of the funniest I’ve ever seen. We had to continually pause it because we had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard and couldn’t see the screen! We backed it up to re-watch scenes that has us busting a gut or to see the “I can’t believe I missed that” scenes. As soon as we watched all the credits with outtakes we ran to the computer to order a copy for ourselves and a friend. Get this movie. Watch it with friends over and over. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. It’s the only one in the series I’ve seen. I thought it was great! Very original, and very funny! Well done.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. If you’re a fan of gaming or not, this movie is really excellent. The original might be marginally funnier, but this one has plot, acting, better effects, and a great story. Heck, the ending made me cry; it’s that good!

    I don’t want to go overboard, because almost anything I say will be spoilery. If you need a gift for a gamer in your life, or you’re a gamer yourself, buy this movie. Better yet, but this AND the original, because then you’ll get all the jokes. 🙂
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. A friend had seen this after renting git form netflix and told me how good it was. I was skeptical because I has never seen a good D&D movie before, but he convinced me it was worth the watch, so I took the chance and bought it before I even watched it. Oh, and watching the trailer for it on Youtube didn’t help – the trailer was pretty bad. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the flick. Yeah, it’s an indie film, so don’t expect a hollywood blockbuster. But, that’s also why it’s so good. Hollywood has never understood gamers and every gamer movie I had ever seen just pandered or insulted gamers. This movie “got it” and was a fun film to watch. I’m now in the process of showing it to all my friends and everyone loves it as much as I do. It’s telling that the usual quotes on game night from Monty Python, LOTR and Order of the Stick have now been joined by quotes from Dorkness Rising.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I’ll admit it, I’m a gamer. Not exactly a hardcore one, I only picked up the hobby in college and even then was never all that invested in it as many are, but given an opportunity I’ll gladly sit down to take part in a story and roll some dice around. The oddity of that last sentence should serve well to illustrate how difficult it can be to explain the appeal of the hobby to the general public. Now, if I’m ever hard pressed to explain why I find the experience rewarding, I point people towards this movie.

    To put it simply, this movie is the first movie about gamers that’s been able to come off sounding credible. The characters are all well fleshed out, the script is as hiliarious as one would expect coming from the Dead Gentlemen, and at the end of the day it’s a very well rounded movie. I actually watched this with my family, none of whom had any experience or for that matter understanding of how RPG’s worked, and much to my surprise they all found something to like. It helps that they include a character who has never gamed until the events in the film, allowing for a certain degree of exposition concerning the mechanics and principles behind D&D to be seamlessly integrated into the story. It’s a simple touch, but it means that unlike the first film it’s really quite easy for someone with no prior knowledge to get some of the in-jokes.

    Putting the script aside for a moment, there’s a lot more to recommend this film as well. The film was put together with a low budget, and while you wouldn’t mistake it for a major blockbuster that budget was put to extremely good use. Frankly the movie looks like it should have cost a lot more to produce. The picture quality is very good, and the sets, costumes, and effects all do their jobs admirably in selling the film. So yes, you’re not likely to mistake it for something you’d see in a theater. But it’s at least up to the quality of a decent made-for-TV movie, which is more than a lot of independent films can say these days.

    I can’t really go into much more detail without giving things away, but sufficed to say this rather disarming comedy does an amazing job of conveying all the odd ingenuity, fervor, and joy that can be drawn out by a good gaming group. Gamers will appreciate it , and non-gamers will appreciate it for the insight it gives into their gaming friends. Odds are if you’re looking at this in the first place, you really don’t need me to sell it to you much more than that.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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