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 necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery — in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys.
First thing you’ll notice is the really cheap special effects. The second thing is the poor acting. Then you’ll notice the warrior with 17 charisma.
Now, if you didn’t understand the last bit, then probably the first two points would take you away from the the movie. If you at least thought “A warrior with charisma?”, then you should watch this.
The first minutes are probably drive you away from the movie. The special effects and the “wood plank” acting looks pretty bad. Then you realize it’s a game and, although the visuals don’t improve (even with the special effects going away), the acting kinda makes sense. But, as you keep watching the movie, the RPG jokes keep flowing in and the thing really “grows” on you.
I never thought nonsense and RPG jokes would work together, but they do. Most of the time is like “I don’t believe someone would do that in a game” and, amazingly, it works pretty fine. The contrast between the munchkins and the real RPG player just makes everything funnier.
A movie for everyone that enjoys RPGing, for sure. May require some understanding of Dungeons & Dragons, though.