In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

DVD Reviews | Apr 4th, 2008

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Starring Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Matthew Lillard, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Leelee Sobieski, Kristanna Loken, Ray Liotta, John Rhys-Davies
Written By: Doug Taylor
Directed By: Uwe Boll
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Have you ever witness a car accident? One where you couldn’t help yourself and had to keep watching the events unfold in front of your eyes? Well that’s how I felt about this movie. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is perhaps one of the funniest movie of the year, except its not suppose to be a comedy. I usually like Jason Statham movies because they are fun & a guilty pleasure, but man this movie is a big pile of shit.

In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is about a magical world that rips off Lord of the Rings and every fantasy you can think of. The movie is an adaption of the popular video game Dungeon Siege, but one thing is for sure, this movie won’t be popular. It might be popular because of how bad it is and might develop into a drinking game or something. Jason Statham stars as “Farmer,” a guy so cool that he doesn’t actually have a real name except Farmer. So there’s this bad guy who wants to take over the world and wreck havoc on all the innocent people. His name is Gallian, and he’s evvviiillll. Why is he evil you ask? Because he does evil things with clouds and smoke and controls these evil animal warriors called Krugs. The krugs look like the badly done trolls in the Troll movies. Gallian makes the krugs attack Farmer’s village and he’s forced to go into war since his wife is kidnapped and his stupid son dies. Farmer gets help from his surrogate Father (Ron Perlman) and a bunch of other people with him and try to take down Gallian.

I started watching this movie with an open mind but I’ll be honest, I couldn’t even finish this. This was perhaps, one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time. Just everything about this stunk like a pig pen. The acting was atrocious, the effects were cheesy, the score was a hack job, and the action was boring. Did I mention how bad the acting was? I’ve seen high school plays with better actors. It’s kind of surprising since there are a lot of “names” in this movie, except most of them are way past their prime. I believe casting Ray Liotta as the bad guy has to be one of the worst casting decisions ever made for a movie. I won’t be surprised if Ray Liotta gets a Razzie for this role. His acting is so over the top and bad, I just laughed everytime he opened his mouth. This was simply not the role he should have taken. Burt Reynolds was just as bad as the old King and you almost needed subtitles just to hear what the hell he was saying. Jason Statham was okay in this movie, I like a lot of the movies he does. I even liked the cheesy Transporter movies but this was something he should have stayed away from. I also advise everyone to stay away from this as well. You might combust with so much laughter and that will just be messy.


ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color

English, Spanish

Favorite Scenes: Favorite scene was when I stopped the movie halfway through.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes
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