In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):    0

Germany/Canada/USA, 2006.  Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, Herold Productions, Brightlight Pictures.  Story by , , , Screenplay by Doug Taylor, based on the video game Dungeon Siege by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Uwe Boll, , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Uwe Boll is referred to as the Ed Wood of Germany and it is easy to see why: the talent is so lacking that it becomes almost a gift in itself, his tales told with a gleeful confidence that almost makes you want to love the guy. You can definitely see cult status gathering up around this abysmal mess of a movie, a blatant Lord Of The Rings rip-off that sees a humble farmer () rise to the position of King of a mythical land. After his wife is kidnapped and his son is killed by an evil sorcerer (), Statham travels to the heart of the kingdom to face the bad guy while also resisting the requests of army man  to join the forces of the aging king (). In his quest to avenge his son’s death, Statham must outwit Liotta, plus Reynolds’ half-wit throne-craving nephew () and an army of ork-like creatures controlled by the wizard. There’s also vine-swinging tree people, an unnecessary as a sorceress of some kind, and a powerful mage () who can wield swords without touching them. It’s an incomprehensible mess, and not even fun to laugh at, but it’s so ridiculous you might want to see it to believe it.

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