In the Name of the King
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, or simply In the Name of the King is a 2008 film directed by Uwe Boll. It is based on the Dungeon Siege series of video games.
After his son is killed and his wife kidnapped, a farmer sets out on an adventure in the Kingdom of Ehb.
Why It Sucks
- It has pretty much nothing to do with the Dungeon Siege video games.
- The cast list is just bizarre; many of the actors, particularly Matthew Lillard and Burt Reynolds, are horribly miscast.
- Cliched plot.
- All the characters are flat and uninteresting, so it's impossible to care about any of them.
- The movie is basically a rip-off of Lord of the Rings.
- Terrible editing; the sudden cuts to completely different scenes are really jarring.
- Terrible script with inane dialogue.
- Terrible acting from pretty much everyone.
- The effects are terrible.
- The CGI looks really cheap.
- The Krug costumes also look really cheap.
- Uwe Boll deleted a lot of plot-relevant scenes, which leads to a lot of plot holes and unanswered questions.
- To be fair, this is remedied in the Director's cut.
- Lame fight scenes; they just drag on and on, and the choreography is terrible.
- The final battle scene is just lazy; the actors just stand still while using their magic to swordfight each other. Maybe it would have been more impressive if done better, but here it just looks stupid.
- The bizarre casting and over-the-top acting, particularly from Ray Liotta, is kind of fun to watch.
- A lot of the scenes are unintentionally funny.
The movie received mostly negative reviews, with criticism focusing on its bad acting and low production values. It was also a box-office bomb, only making $13 million of its $60 million budget.