Last hope for heroic fantasy

I was really hoping the D&D movie would be good.

There’s been a of disappointing capital F for Fantasy storytelling recently. Fake Tolkien. Wheel of Tedium. Willow…best ignored.

So I was prepared for the worst.

What I got is one of the best heroic fantasy movies for a very long time. And maybe more importantly…a movie that really feels like D&D.

I think about why this worked, and why so much fantasy storytelling fails, on the Science Fiction channel…


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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