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Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)
by Jeremy Wheeler review

Filled to the brim with references to the role-playing handbooks of old, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God tries to suck up to the series' hardcore fans, but fails to improve much on its dreadful predecessor. While gone is the slapdash mix of physical comedy and unbearable overacting, the filmmakers still settle for second-rate fantasy that looks, feels, and sounds every bit the cheap production that it is. Gaming fans might delight at the referenced spells and goofy half-orcs that populate the film, but they'd be fooling themselves into thinking that this cinematic junk is anything other than a big, stinking CG-laden turd filmed in Lithuania -- apparently the new capitol of budget fantasy filmmaking. Sure, it may not have Jeremy Irons at his most out-of-control lunacy, but while that supplied much of the original's kitschy fun, there's little in this installment that warrants a viewing from anyone other than D&D fanatics looking for a light, fun time in front of the tube.