Knights of Badassdom is finally coming to VOD next week, and it's about damn time. This horror comedy is about live action role-playing gamers who accidentally stumble across a real spell book, with hilarious performances from fan favorites like Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau. The real mystery is why we had to wait so long to watch this great flick.
Most of the stories that you've read about this comedy are probably about its troubled experiences getting distribution. The stars and filmmakers were at Comic-Con promising this movie two years ago, and fan support has been at a fever pitch. But when you watch it, you'll see that movie's greatest strength — its loving tribute to LARP culture — might have been a commercial liability. Geeks may be hip now, but not the ones in this movie. This is a sympathetic tale about a group of nerds who would be relegated to the status of a punchline in most other films. And that's a hard sell in Hollywood.