‘Knights of Badassdom’ Review: A Cultural Phenomenon Edited Down to a One-Note Joke

Live action role playing (LARPing) may be a cultural phenomenon among geeks looking to live out the fantasies they read, watch and play, but the rest of the world look at it not unlike Paul Rudd at the beginning of “Role Models” – namely, as a sophomoric distraction designed to prolong adolescence.

Joe Lynch’s “Knights of Badassdom” does little to further its cause, but that may be because the producers took the film away from him, editing it down to a one-note joke and a whiff of a story that fails to offer a single reason – literal or metaphorical – why dressing up as a fictional character is enjoyable or rewarding. Read More...



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