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It all feels very samey, the comic potential of the mock battles never approached with genuine enthusiasm but treated as a mere gag, and one which soon outstays its welcome. Amiable yet underwhelming.
What has emerged is an ordinary film that might have been made for television at any time in the past few decades.
The laughs come few and far between in a story as drab as the Northern skies under which it is set.
Put away your eight-sided dice and go seek this immensely likable, sparky little comedy about fantasy, reality and love conquering all.
Audience Reviews for Faintheart
About as typical a brit romcom as they come, this just rises above the pack thanks to some genuinely funny moments performed by seasoned comedy performers (except Nicholls).
I LOVE me some movies about LARPig. This is about a group of guys who dress up like vikings and battle. The cool part about this one, over other kinds of LARP, is that they use real swords and shields. They're all pretty loser-y and have crap jobs, women problems, and no respect. They're big kids. One of them loses his wife and his kid hates him because of it, so he quits. 'But as soon as he gets out, they drag him back in'. It's a good movie. They all learn to be real men and get their lives in order.
I was watching a LARP video one time and it was pretty funny. I was laughing my ass off. This kid in my school, Ernesto, said 'That's silly, people dressing up like that.' I looked over at his computer and he was looking at his facebook which was full of pictures of him at comicon in full Cosplay gear. I gave him so much shit. 'How are you gonna make fu of LARP when you dress up like an anime'... Whatev
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