This gamer girl thinks ‘yes’! Knights of Badassdom looks deliciously hilarious and rife with satirical commentary and horridly skewed views of what gaming and specifically LARPing looks like to different groups. With a cast ranging from Peter Dinklage (Tyrion from Game of Thrones), Summer Glau (River Tam from Firefly), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse from Trueblood), and Danny Pudi (Abed from Community), it seems it will have to prove itself to different standards considering the actors involved. I honestly can not get enough of Danny Pudi or Peter Dinklage and for that reason alone I rank this movie worth viewing.
Basically we are set up at a weekend LARP event of static fantasy proportions. We all know the great video with the famous ‘lightning’ bean bag being thrown to simulate a spell being performed. Perhaps this is the same, but it’s a movie so buckle up and expect at least some visual effects. Hung (Peter Dinklage) and Steve (Peter Zahn) have kidnapped their friend Joe (Ryan Kwanten) for the weekend to initiate him into their glorious ranks of prolific geekdom. Resistant at first all it takes is a lady in armor, Gwen (Glau) to convince him otherwise. Okay! So lets put on the armor.
During a summoning spell, something goes terribly wrong (probably because they are actually reading from a real book – so it seems) and the small band of heroes manage to conjure up a /real/ succubus who is bent on killing everyone with her uncommonly beautiful and sexually charged capabilities. Let’s face it, hot girl, tons of geeks in armor….and she’s offering to kiss them. What geek man in his right mind turns that down? So we can see the problem here – willing masses for the slaughter.
The trailer has a lot of highlights and as a big Danny Pudi and Peter Dinklage fan, I can not help but laugh. Despite the simple, possibly poor acting ability attributed to a few of the actors in my opinion, I still think this is a must see for any and all gaming fans. It is slated to be released this year and my guess it will be late spring or early summer when it finally is. In all honesty, I just can’t wait to see Peter Dinklage in armor again!
http://knightsofbadassdom.com/ — For the trailer.