Movie Review: In the Name of the King – A Dungeon Siege Tale

Okay. Yes, I did sit and watch all two and a half hours of it. But believe me, I went in thinking it was much worse than it was. First off, it was produced and directed by Uwe Boll. No offense to the guy, but he puts out some pretty ugly movies based on games. I’ve yet to see one of them that really just shined.
But I will give some credit to this movie, since there was enough of a decent cast to actually hold it together for a slightly better than B-rated fantasy flick. The script wasn’t as typical as usual for Boll’s films, and with Statham holding down the fort as the protagonist and beautiful Forlani carrying the damsel in distress role, it actually worked out somewhat.
I will say that the ending was pretty cheesy, but that’s pretty typical. There was also a lot of influence it seemed from Lord of the Rings. Right off the bat, not only the helicopter shots of ridge walking, to the main battle scenes, all reminded of Two Towers on a lesser scale.
In the Name of the King – A Dungeon Siege Tale actually surprised me. The tale was a bit long, could have been a bit more exciting, but the overall Boll cheese factor was lessened which is a dramatic improvement based on historical trends. Now if only the name wasn’t so friggin’ long…