knights of badassdom
IndieVest Pictures/Entertainment One

At long last, Hollywood has heard the cries of legend from distant lands and ancient forces, as well as us fanboys from Comic-Con. Knights of Badassdom, the horror-action-comedy film of the Age of Man, is slated to hit select theaters on January 21st and be available On Demand and digitally on February 11th.

Let us all rejoice with merriment and a pint of ale! Huzzah!

In case you missed out on our last preview of the film, let’s recap the plot of this badass film:

“After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating LARPer Gwen (Glau), and finds himself plunged into a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book. That spell releases an actual demon with a taste for human blood — and souls — that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly “game.” Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out?”

Unfortunately, Knights of Badassdom will be releasing its “producer’s cut,” an extremely controversial edited version of the film that had director Joe Lynch and most fans foaming at the mouth. Still, sometimes it is better to receive a passable version of a film instead of no film at all.

When else will we be able to see Steve Zahn driving around with fuzzy 20-sided dice hanging from his rear-view mirror?

IndieVest Pictures/Entertainment One

And just think: with enough leveling of this studio version, we may very well roll the potential to finally see the Director’s Cut in all its glory. One can dream, can’t he?

Liked it? Take a second to support The Critics Den on Patreon!

By Pat Emmel

Patrick began collecting a library of VHS tapes, DVDs, and CDs when he was young, and continues to build a library that could easily double as a video store and/or a revitalized Tower Records.