Mestema: "In a future reality I shall destroy you!"
Paul Bradford: "Well I reject your reality and I substitute my own!"
Paul Bradford is a super smart, but underpaid, tech worker, having trouble with his girlfriend, Gwen, over the feeling he likes his work more than her.
Then an evil wizard, Mestema, pulls them into another world to challenge Paul to save Gwen and his own life. All Paul has to help him is his computer system, X-CaliBR8, now turned into a Super Wrist Gadget
This Charles Band
produced (and partly directed) film actually has several alternate titles, and has no actual connection to the game Dungeons & Dragons
- As Himself: One segment takes place at a WASP concert, with the band playing the villains.
- The Eighties: Came out in 1984.
- Challenge Seeker: Mestema has been seeking a worthy opponent, finally finding it in Paul.
- Depraved Dwarf: The first danger Paul faces is having his X-CaliBR8 stolen by two dwarfs. Later he encounters another dwarf leading a band of bandits in a post-apocalyptic airplane graveyard.
- Evil Sorcerer: Mestema
- Hack the Traffic Lights: In an early scene, Paul is out jogging while X-CaliBR8 resets the traffic lights in his favor.
- High Collar of Doom/Mystical High Collar: Mestema wears one.
- I Reject Your Reality: Trope Namer.
- Kick the Dog: Mestema relates a story about how, as a boy, he once covered a cat in tar and lit it on fire to watch it become "a howling torch." It is probably the only genuinely creepy scene in the film.
- Living Statue: Paul fights one on the first world he gets sent to.
- Magical Computer: Even before the sorcery gets involved, Paul's devices can change traffic signals and hack ATMs, and are mounted on his glasses. After it gets turned into a Super Wrist Gadget, it can shoot laser beams, create solid energy bars, and create dragons, just like a Green Lantern Ring.
- Meaningful Name: The X-CaliBR8 system is a play on the name of the sword Excalibur.
- Nerd Action Hero: Paul.
- No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: Paul gets Mestema to fight him hand to hand when he tells him that only someone who faces danger can know true satisfaction.
- The Three Trials: Well, seven here. But the principle's the same.