In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale [WS] [Director's Cut] [Blu-ray] [2008]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 16)

Special Features


  • Director's commentary with Uwe Boll
  • Tha Making of In the Name of the King feaurette
  • Deleted scenes

Synopsis


In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Uwe Boll's fantasy adventure film In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale stars Jason Statham as Farmer, a simple man from the Kingdom of Ehb whose goal as the story begins is to care for his family. However, when the power-hungry Gallian (Ray Liotta) invades the kingdom, Farmer must abandon his simple existence in order to rescue his wife (Claire Forlani) and save his king (Burt Reynolds). This film is a cinematic adaptation of the video game Dungeon Siege. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jason Statham
    Jason Statham - Farmer
  • John Rhys-Davies
    John Rhys-Davies - Merick
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Gallian
  • Matthew Lillard
    Matthew Lillard - Duke Fallow
  • Leelee Sobieski
    Leelee Sobieski - Muriella



Customer rating

3.1
50%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uwe Boll strikes again.

    Posted
    thirdman

    Director Uwe Boll continues his reign as supreme video-game-to-junk-movie master with yet another outing. This time he takes on Dungeon Siege, a game or game series I am unfamiliar with, and tries his best at paying homage to or ripping off, you decide, other classic fantasy realm epics of the past. And yet again shows us why we love, or hate, his terrible movie so much. I will argue that of all the Uwe Boll movies, In the Name of the King: a Dungeon Siege Tale ties up with House of the Dead as being his better efforts. Unfortunately like all of his films this movie has the same flaws that plague all of his projects. Poorly developed characters, horrible acting, embarrassingly awful scenery and mindless action that mostly seems out of place are all present in this film. I was surprised at some of the casting choices in the film. I did like Jason Statham as the heroic farmer named, no lie, Farmer. I've always liked Statham, and see him as being among the last true action stars today. Even when the film hit rock bottom, Statham was always a source of entertainment. Ron Perlman was decent as Norick, one of Farmer's companions. And I actually liked Brian J. White as Commander Tarish, the head of the King's army. Like all other Boll films, there are a lot of actors in this film who seem like they just wanted a paycheck. Matthew Lillard is just painfully awful as Duke Fallow, the devious nephew to the King who is trying to usurp the throne. Burt Reynolds has no place in a fantasy epic like this, and it was difficult to believe him as the King. And Ray Liotta just did work as the wizard Gallian. Both he and Reynolds were just out of place in this film. The movie has a lot of plot holes that were aggravating. Farmer's whole purpose of going against Gallian is because of the death of his son, but the film never deals with this issue. And Duke's usurper story line is never properly dealt with in the end either. And then the movie just sort of ends all of a sudden without a real closure. I guess it could have been worse. We could have had something like the 10 endings that Return of the King had. The action in the film was alright, and the music was better than this film deserved. But in the end, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is just another stain in Boll's endless career of turning cherished video games into junk films. You would figure that someone as busy as he is he would have accidentally made a good film by now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall decent fantasy type movie

    Posted
    MustangNights

    Depending on how well you actually like fantasy movies to if this one will hit the mark. Its a decent solid movie. Jason Statham is his usual self, Ron Pearlman, while I like him, seemed a bit miscast, not based on performance just based on what I would picture him normally to fit. Ray Liotta is always a wild card, for this one Liotta wasnt bad, somewhat questionable of why not pick someone more qualified to be a fantasy bad guy than him, but wasnt a huge miss either. Leelee Sobieski did wonderful for her role, personally I think she would have done better than the gal cast in LotR trilogy (Eowyn) in the same basic role she had here, just something about her. Now I must say Burt Reynolds as the king really? Out of all the actors out there to include those that have done "king" roles? Connery, for instance would have been a better fit, perhaps even WIliam Hurt. Matt Lillard was terrible!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    If you love garbage than you'll still hate this.

    Posted
    GunpowderTreason

    This movie, based off of a video game series and directed by a filmmaker notorious for making some of the worst and cheapest films of his generation, makes an unfortunate step up in quality from his previous films. The filmmaker, Uwe Boll, had accumulated a cult following due to the laughably bad quality of his productions (House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Postal) but with this action/adventure piece he has refined his craft from being enjoyably terrible to...just...mediocre. Don't be fooled by the likes of Jason Statham, Ray Liotta or Burt Reynolds appearing in the film's cast (whatever star power these guys still have); this is a low budget, low quality fare that couldn't be more predictable or less interesting. You will regret watching this film if you have a quarter more brainpower than a potted plant. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good actors, horible movie

    Posted
    chubs87

    I dont know how they let this one go into the movie theatres..but the story line is just horible. They got a couple of decent actors, but the whole movie was just horible. the scenes were not put together well...and the storyline was plane horible. The bad guys (dont even remember there stupid names) were horible! always flying around from the catapults...just plain horible!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE MOVIE

    Posted
    420Nate

    This movie was awful. I enjoy J. Statham and dungeon siege tale movies but this one was painful to watch. It took me 3 different nights to get through the whole thing. What Ray Liotta was thinking I'm not sure of by making this movie. Do not waste your time or $ on this movie. I bought it and wish I'd of netflixed this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy

    Posted
    DarkTower

    This movie seemed to have somewhat ripped off Lord of the Rings. The monsters' costumes looked really fake and battle scenes looked too fake where you can see people in the background wrestling more than fighting. Should have been a Sci-Fi Channel movie instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In the name of the King ROCKS

    Posted
    Luckey316

    Not a big Uwe Boll fan but he out did him self here the cast was perfect from Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman to Ray Leotta the hole cast made this movie great. I LOVE movies like this tuns of action good story just a BAD ending

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible movie

    Posted
    Miguel

    I love Jason Statham movies, but he really missed the mark on this one. It is set in the old King Arthur days I think, I could only watch 20 minutes or so before I popped it out of my blu ray player. Skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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