• soli
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    I had this ex who was deep into D&D and really keen on similar movies to The Princess Bride from the same era, but hadn’t seen it. I suggested it for a movie night while we were sharing movies that were a big part of our childhood and got “it looks stupid, I’m not watching that”. Unironically might have been the straw that broke the back of that relationship, I ended things not long after.

    • @DoomBot5
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      Straw? That’s like dropping a boulder on your back.

      • soli
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        Yeah, but there were a lot of boulders already being carried 🙃

    • Zorque
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      Someone hasn’t seen the Robin Hood episode of TNG…

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        • Robin Hood: Men in Tights release date: July 28, 1993

        • Star Trek: The Next Generation “Qpid” original air date: April 22, 1991

        Oh shit, Mel Brooks dun goofed. Edit: never mind; I dun goofed.

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          Mel Brooks dun goofed.

          Probably not since Patrick Stewart plays King Richard in Men in Tights. Mel Brooks probably added it for the absurdity.

        • themeatbridge
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          Nah, he said “unlike some other Robin Hoods…” emphasis added.

            • themeatbridge
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              Yeah, it had recently come out, and he’s the only Robin Hood I can think of that spoke with an American accent. Many years later in 2010, Russel Crowe would portray Robin Hood with… an accent.

          • @grue
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            Oh no, I’ve been bamboozled by inaccurate parent comments.

  • @Donjuanme
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    I was genuinely hoping it would be “the gamers: dorkness rising” but princess Bride is okay.

      • @Donjuanme
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        Well I know what I’m watching after I finish the rings of power tonight (I’m a sucker for all things lotr), after I watch dorf goes fishing, and task master nz s2e10

    • @VelvetStorm
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      I have zero idea what that is from.

      • Ech
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        115 months ago

        You poor soul. To think there’s people out there that don’t know a Dungeons and Dragons existed since the year 2000.

        • @VelvetStorm
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          No, I saw that movie in the theaters when it came out, but it was so bad. I guess I just blocked most of it out of my memory. What I mainly remember is being mad. I skipped school and got grounded to see it.

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            Yeah this one of those movies that is like designed to be memory holed. I remember it being the subject of a bad movie night with friends, but all I remember is Jeremy Irons hamming it the fuck up. Literally nothing else about the movie.

          • @[email protected]
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            If you think this one’s bad, you should check out the other D&D movies. I watched them all in release order once. I was impressed how much worse each subsequent movie could be, until we get to the breath of fresh air that is the most recent film.

      • @GreenEnigma
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        The girl on the right is clearly Will Wheaton.

    • @[email protected]
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      The Honor Among Thieves DnD movie that came out last year I think. I liked it, a fun movie that actually got some laughs out of me

    • prole
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      85 months ago

      What the other comment said. It was surprisingly entertaining and worth watching.