The longtime cult classic board game has become legendary in pop culture and finally hits the big screen. Fortunately, reception of Dungeons and Dragons Soundtrack and film has been exceedingly positive.
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Released on March 31st, the film follows a charismatic thief and his crew of adventurers as they journey across the fantasy landscape in search of a lost relic. Fan favorite Chris Pine plays the main character, Edgin Darvis, alongside Michelle Rodriguez as his partner in crime, Holga Kilgore. The new movie is an adaptation of the role-playing fantasy game, which has been a smash hit since it was released in 1974. The creators of the film have done the impossible by pleasing lovers of the original game and newcomers alike. The film features laugh out loud comedy, stunning landscapes, jaw dropping action, and a compelling emotional center. Currently, it stands with an impressive 90% critic score and a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Given the film’s skillful variety, it’s sure to please even the pickiest of moviegoers.
Lorne Balfe headed the creation of the Dungeons and Dragons soundtrack. Impressively, Balfe has worked on a host of films, most notably 13 Hours, Mission Impossible – Fallout, Terminator Genisys, and The Dark Knight. Additionally, he left his mark on a number of popular video games like Assassins Creed III, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and FIFA 19. Perhaps the greatest entry on his resume is that he has worked closely with Hans Zimmer for many years. Zimmer is among the most well respected and prolific film scorers of all time. It’s safe to say the soundtrack was in good hands. The fact that the first sixteen songs on the soundtrack have stars on Apple Music prove this theory.
Balfe and his crew masterfully combine flutes, bagpipes, a full string orchestra, ceremonial drums, classical guitars, and more to bring further life to the world and strengthen the intensity of emotion and action within it. Check out the film in theaters now and be sure to listen to the soundtrack on your preferred streaming service.