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The D&D: Honor Among Thieves Scene That Has Fans Bawling Through The Laughter

The following article contains spoilers for "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves."

Previous "Dungeons & Dragons" movies may not have been well-received, but "Honor Among Thieves" appears to have broken that streak. Critics and audiences alike love the fantasy film for many reasons, not the least of which is the excellent use of humor throughout. Of course, what else would one expect from the directors of the highly underrated "Game Night?"

However, what's even more surprising is that despite the copious quantity of jokes, there's genuine heart beneath the surface, and fans have noted how one scene, in particular, got them choked up. It occurs toward the end of the movie when Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) suffers a mortal wound, so Edgin (Chris Pine) uses the resurrection tablet, which he initially wanted to bring back his deceased wife, to give his friend another shot at life. It's the context of the scene that really hits home, as Holga effectively functioned as Edgin's daughter's mother throughout her life, so Edgin did what was right by his daughter, sacrificing what he ultimately wanted. 

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" may come across as a silly fantasy, but fans were tearing up at this moment if social media is any indication. Redditor u/Weekly_Ad_3526 wrote, "I knew damn well she was going to be brought back to life but i was still losing it during that scene. They did such a good job." And plenty of others were in agreement.

Michelle Rodriguez knows all about the importance of family

The resurrection tablet was introduced at the very beginning of the film. It's a clear MacGuffin, so most viewers were anticipating it paying off eventually, even if it wasn't to bring back Edgin's wife. Still, the moment Edgin used the tablet to bring back his friend was extremely touching to audiences.

A lot of viewers knew the tablet was going to be used for Edgin's wife, but they didn't necessarily know how it would be used. Redditor u/OedipusFlecks had one theory that didn't pan out, and they have a reasoning behind why: "Like I totally saw it coming that the reawakening tablet was gonna be used on someone other than Edgin's dead wife, but I expected it to be Edgin himself. Guess Star Trek beat them to the 'Chris Pine dies and is brought back in the same movie' subplot." Still, it didn't diminish the impact of Edgin realizing Holga was more of a mother to his daughter than his actual wife, who died when Kira (Chloe Coleman) was still a baby.

Redditor u/obscuredreference also felt all of the feels from the moment: "I spent the movie expecting it to be the daughter. Was surprised it was not her, but it worked so well with him having to choose between bringing back his wife for himself or his daughter's mom for her. That was so unexpectedly poignant." The "Fast & Furious" franchise, also starring Michelle Rodriguez, is all about found family, and it seems as though those themes have followed her to "D&D."

"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" is now playing in theaters.