In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006)
Critic Consensus: Featuring mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values, In the Name of the King fulfills all expectations of an Uwe Boll film.
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Critic Reviews for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
The director, Uwe Boll, remains committed to long, dull, mediocre action films. His tenacity is a virtue.
If this isn't Boll's best effort to date, it's better than his usual output. If he can continue to improve, his name may no longer be synonymous with a punch line.
Like actors in an amateur stage play, the large, mostly all-star -- or has-been star -- cast of In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale look, rather dazedly, to be playing dress-up.
Uwe Boll isn't the worst director in the world, but In the Name of the King might be more enjoyable if he were.
Boll has been compared to Ed Wood, but there's nothing personal about his ineptitude; he's just a deal-maker completing a transaction. Save perhaps for his fan club of ironists, movies like In The Name Of The King could only make a ledger happy.
The film never achieves a suitable level of camp that would make it at least unintentional fun. It also is terminally boring at its 127-minute running time, making one supremely grateful that a half-hour has been cut for this U.S. release.
Audience Reviews for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
This is a terrible film all the way, God knows how they got such a good cast. It rips off so many good, bad and old fantasy films and not in a good way either, just in a hammy cheap way. The story is the usual old rubbish, the effects are poor and the acting is real cheese. They also manage to stick some martial arts nonsense in there too, as hordes of faceless monster baddies get their arses kicked by the ugly looking Statham without realising once this guy might be a bit good. Everything is predictable and cliched to the max, it gets two stars for some nice cgi landscapes here and there. Could of been a cool homage to the old hack n slash Capcom arcade games 'Dungeons & Dragons'...if you get me, but they just go down the overly used martial route these days.
Uwe Boll attempts to make his very own Lord of the Rings and the results are hilarious. I mean, I've seen some bad writing in my life, but this movie has got to take the prize. Combine that with cringe-worthy acting, videogame-ish CGI, crappy editing and questionable directing, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. The whole movie is constructed like a house built together with cheap glue and ducktape, where the only saving grace was its adequate portion of mindless action. Or, in my case, the cool sensation of having met two of the actors in the film in real life (John-Rhys Davies and Ron Perlman). Anyway, as a final word to Uwe, I'd just like to vent the following: Please, I beg you! Stop destroying all these great concepts and respectable game titles! Stop squandering away so many good actors and rid us of the tragedy and misery that is your film-making! Because whatever ego trip you're on, trust me, you're not making the world into a better place. Oh, and by the way, the next time you attempt to make a fantasy movie, try not to include ninjas and boomerangs.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Quotes
|Norick:||I was just talking.|
|Farmer:||Well, everyone's got a talent. "Just talking" seems to be yours.|
|Farmer:||Well, everyone's got a talent. 'Just talking' seems to be yours.|
|Merick:||Sometimes, the Gods know what's best forï»¿ us.|
|Merick:||Sometimes, the Gods know what's best for us.|
|King Konreid:||...What the hell does that mean!?|
|King Konreid:||What the hell does that mean!?|
|Farmer:||There's something i've always wanted to tell you...I love you.|
|Farmer:||There's something I've always wanted to tell you. I love you.|
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