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The King Maker Reviews

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June 7, 2014
Adventure movie based in true facts. It tells the story of Fernando de Gama, a Portuguese mercenary that lived in the 16th century that lands in Siam after a shipwreck. He is rescued from slavery by beautiful Maria, daughter of Philippe a mysterious Portuguese nobleman working for the royal family. After a murder attempt the king hires Fernando as his bodyguard and slowly he starts to unravel a plot of assassination that leads him to Philippe, the hired hand of the true plotter, the Queen.
This is a weird mixture of martial arts film with royal drama in the line of Macbeth and Hamlet.
There are a few good things to say about the movie if you can get past the really bad acting and the inadequate soundtrack, such as the locations and the battle scenes. However it remains a B -or C or D- movie with serious flaws in the development of the story and an extremely childish dialogue (to the point of actually make you cringe). Retouching it wouldn't help, you would have to take it from the top and redo the whole picture. Don't waste your time with this.
December 25, 2013
The costumes and setting are good to very good. The music is very good to superb. However, the acting is mostly poor to average with some going into above average to good. Even John Rhys-Davies knows it. The action choreography is dated and sometimes hilarious as you see people rising up with "invisible lines" on their backs.

I think there was a lot of love in this project at first but somewhere along the lines it all got lost at the expense of the characters and story/plotting.

OVERALL GRADE: C plus.
December 10, 2013
i just spent 2 hours on this pussy movie by the tv set. jesus super lame acting.
August 30, 2012
this movie was so bad... it was completely laughable! it might as well have been a comedy. i laughed that much! the acting sucks, the the whole things looks like they spent a total of 2 dollars on the whole production. the graphics could have been done in someone's living room. the costumes could have been purchased at any local iparty. i would only recommend this movie if you like to make fun of/ laugh hysterically at shitty movies.
May 13, 2012
Great true story line, athentic scenery, beautiful costumes, but the acting was not great. It was ok for a low budget film.
February 11, 2012
There's clearly some good work put into the scenery and setting. The plot is just about acceptable, but development is often slow. The weak part of this film is its collection of weak actors.
majikhandzz
September 21, 2011
Great true story line, athentic scenery, beautiful costumes, but the acting was not great. It was ok for a low budget film.
rayjansons
March 24, 2010
Great action and a good story line will keep one enthralled.
August 10, 2008
The King Maker is a film about a series of real (citation needed) events that occurred during the Portuguese Occupation in Indochina.
Although the costumes and art direction are commendable, the movie still fails to impress the viewer. The acting, in particular, was extremely poor. Some of the actors are trying hard to let tears down and the accents, both real and fake, are extremely irritating. The storyline was also too dumb and too stupid to be true and it seemed more like a history lesson. The movie couldn't even capture that sort of regal and century-old air and it looked more like a botched attempt to make an Asian version of Elizabeth.
Final say? Costumes and art direction give the film a breath of fresh air, but the execution was extremely poor and the actors couldn't even give natural bursts of emotion. In short, the movie sounded more like hullabaloo than a script.
alijavaid16
August 6, 2008
even though i watched da startin n endin....it waz interesting
May 14, 2008
hey friends dont watch this movie.
ajul1975
May 28, 2008
What a waste of film. I have never seen such a cheaply made film in my life
May 12, 2008
Great true story line, athentic scenery, beautiful costumes, but the acting was not great. It was ok for a low budget film.
kaorufren
May 11, 2008
based on true story..lbh krg blaja srjrah siam la..not bad la..
unapalomablanca
May 7, 2008
The King Maker is a film about a series of real (citation needed) events that occurred during the Portuguese Occupation in Indochina.

Although the costumes and art direction are commendable, the movie still fails to impress the viewer. The acting, in particular, was extremely poor. Some of the actors are trying hard to let tears down and the accents, both real and fake, are extremely irritating. The storyline was also too dumb and too stupid to be true and it seemed more like a history lesson. The movie couldn't even capture that sort of regal and century-old air and it looked more like a botched attempt to make an Asian version of Elizabeth.

Final say? Costumes and art direction give the film a breath of fresh air, but the execution was extremely poor and the actors couldn't even give natural bursts of emotion. In short, the movie sounded more like hullabaloo than a script.
March 10, 2008
Don't rent this worse group of actors, dissapoiinted.
hazeltiera
February 17, 2008
In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow countrymen,to ma...( read more )ke his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ocean almost ended his plans when the ship he was on sank. The sole survivor, he was washed up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam where he was offered for sale as a slave. He is rescued from slavery when a beautiful young woman Maria, also from Portugal, living in Ayutthaya with her father, buys him from the Arabs and restores his freedom. Not suprisingly he falls for Maria and Maria him, much to the chagrin of Maria's Father. As an experienced soldier his services are soon in demand when the King of Siam declares war on a Northern renegade pretender and all of the Portuguese colony are press-ganged into the service of the King. Predictably, Fernando's experience and gallantry in the heat of battle, gain favour with the King who commands him to be one of his honoured personal Guard along with a new found Thai friend of tremendous gallantry, Tong. Unbeknownst to the king, his beautiful but devious wife, Queen Sudachan, plots to kill him and place her lover on the throne. The first attempt by the Queen to rid herself of the king fails and she enlists the services of Phillippe, who it transpires was the murderer of Fernando's father. He in turn organises another failed attempt on the Kings life. As trusted guardians of the king, Fernando and Tong discover that Phillippe is involved but is killed during an attempt to arrest him. They subsequently discover that the perpetrator is the Queen but are to late to save the king who has already succumbed to her poison. The blame for the kings death is fostered upon Fernando and Tong who are arrested and forced to fight each other to the death for the amusement of Queen Sudachan and her lover, the new king. but in the end the evil didnt last long because the two had made to kill the new king in the event of their fighting to each other, the queen become so mad and order to kill those two but the brother of the late king return on time and proved the deceit of the queen..
Donna D

Super Reviewer

November 9, 2007
It was a good story, but the action, and characters were a bit cheesy with not strong abilities to make this a great movie. The set design was the only attractive thing in the movie. It could have been made better if it had a stronger director with great action. It failed at that. Unfortunately.
yllasb
October 31, 2007
Good plot - bad acting.
October 17, 2007
Great sets, and story line, but horrible acting, and very predictable!
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