This was a movie that was so long we watched it over the course of two nights. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale was the longest, most drawn out fantasy movie I have ever seen since Willow.
Here‘s the IMDB link.
In the Name of the King is the perfect example of getting a good (and some average) set of actors together for a crappy movie.
Let’s list the acting talent in this movie:
- Jason Statham (huge fan)
- Leelee Sobieski (pretty, but not sure of her acting abilities since Joan of Arc and Eyes Wide Shut)
- John Rhys-Davies (hasn’t done much since being Gimli in Middle Earth)
- Ron Perlman (huge fan, Hellboy 2 next week!)
- Claire Forlani (gorgeous, but haven’t liked her in much since Mystery Men and Meet Joe Black)
- Kristianna Loken (should have stayed a Terminator)
- Matthew Lillard (where for art thou Shaggy?)
- Ray Liotta (as a villain!?!)
- Burt Reynolds (must have been bored)
Wow what an uneven mess this movie was. Even with all those good and ok actors, you’d think they could salvage something… Nope.
Not to say that it was horrible. But it definitely wasn’t great. Half the film should have been cut. And Uwe Boll seems to have this bizarre thing for having his audience watch rain. Why? Please, somebody tell me.
There were some cool effects. And watching Jason Statham fight is always fun. He’s got a unique style I’ve enjoyed since The Transporter.
But nothing could’ve saved this movie. Bad script based on a bad computer game with some bad directing and bad editing… Can I work the word “bad” in there any more…
Some of the cinematography wasn’t horrid, but come on — it’s like watching a car wreck.
I’m giving this 1.5/4 only because I didn’t totally hate it.
But I’d recommend against wasting your time with it.