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Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

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Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

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'Tis about to get medieval up in here.

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Rated R for horror violence, language throughout, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$17,449 (USA) (24 January 2014)

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$86,796 (USA) (7 February 2014)
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The main cast went through Live Action Role Playing sessions before filming and Peter Dinklage was declared the most successful out of everyone. See more »

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Ronnie Kwok: [in distress] You just summoned a succubus from Hell!
Eric: [pauses] Sorry.
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References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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Written by Kevin Dreyfuss, Bear McCreary, and Matt Wall
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This is quite possibly one of the single most stupidest films I have ever seen - I loved every minute of it!
2 July 2014 | by (Melbourne, Victoria) – See all my reviews

Where many films attempt to not be geeky, dorky or lame, Knights of Badassdom embodies these negative traits to become an incredibly fun adventure. The dialogue will often cause you to raise an eyebrow; the characters will leave you shaking your head in disbelief, and the special effects are really not that special, but what makes this film so unique in contrast to others which fail miserably, is that Knights of Badassdom is deliberate in its ridiculous hilarity.

Joe (Ryan Kwanten)has recently had his heart torn asunder by the astoundingly beautiful Beth (Margarita Levieva). In a vain attempt to ensure Joe does not spend the entirety of the weekend lounging around in a depressed state, his friends Hung (played by the always entertaining Peter Dinklage) and Eric (Steve Zahn), after a night of drugs and alcohol, force him to attend their Live Action Role Play (LARP) event, held on the battlefield of Evermore, which is really not as prestigious as it sounds. However, things go dramatically awry when Joe's friends attempt a spell to have him get over his lost love, and instead inadvertently summon a bloodthirsty succubus. Safe to say, if Joe thought he was in Hell upon arrival at the LARP, he didn't know the meaning of the word.

Having never spent a day of his life LARPing, Joe slowly discovers the many rules involved, which assists those in the audience who are new to such an experience as well. Over the course of the event, we are introduced to a number of fantastic characters, including Gwen (played by the gorgeous Summer Glau, whose beauty, if ranked between 1 and 10 would be an 87) and her brother, Gunther (Tom Hopper), however it is quite possibly Ronnie (Jimmi Simpson) who often steals the show with his pretentiously over-exaggerated antics.

The acting during the feature is fantastic, each of the characters appearing to have a whale of a time. This is especially due to the dialogue, the characters having to often speak in a variation of old English and made up medieval slang in an attempt to bring an essence of realism to the fantasy game. The writing is outstandingly witty, albeit on many an occasion, outrageously unbelievable, and although each of the characters share in a number of great lines, for much of the film, Joe is potentially the least amusing, until much later, when he becomes the soul of the film.

The heavy metal soundtrack does at the beginning seem a little out of place, but by the end, it brilliantly fits in with the combat scenarios, and will probably leave you shaking your head back and forth as though you had a make believe bass guitar in your hand.

In conclusion, this film is an ocean of blood, gore, coarse language and sexual references, bound to make you laugh, sigh, and often wish you were there.


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