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In The Name of the King Director's Cut [Blu-ray]
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Better bad guys would have helped to cover the numerous flaws in the story.
Enjoyed watching either of the "Dungeons and Dragons" movies more.
Based on a video game, it comes over as The Lord of the Rings lite, complete with Orc-like Krugs, John Rhys Davies, and a guy with a Legolas hairstyle. Bad guy Gallian (Ray Liotta) swirls around in clouds of smoke, and does his business through the eyes, ears and lips of really big Krugs who ride horses.
The only redeeming parts are the fight scenes with Statham, and even the battle scenes get monotonous after a while. And speaking of the battle scenes, we get the infantry and the archers and so on, but why do we have ninjas and Amazonian tree women in the mix-up? (Mind you, Kristanna Loken of the L-Word looks really good wrapped in leaves)
Leelee Sobieski is underutilized as the daughter of Rhys Davies character Merick, but comes into her own at the end, while Matthew Lillard does his Scooby Doo thing mainly for comic relief.
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS)
1. A farmer named Farmer farms his land with his family
2. Marauding Krugs under the command of Gallian attack
3. See Farmer fight
4. Fight Farmer, fight
5. Farmer fights in vain, but lives to fight again
6. The King wants Farmer in his army, but Farmer wants to be a one-man show
7. No man is an island
8. Farmer signs up, but has problems with the armor, which doesn't suit his image
9. Battle scenes
10. Change of leadership occurs
11. Grand finale with bad guy proves that books have power
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I agree that the Ninja dudes do not fit well in this type of movie, and quite frankly, I don't really know why they were even there.
There were other flaws, but in conclusion, I believe it was entertaining and a slightly below-average fantasy movie.
As of this film it could have been better but it felt rushed and the acting wasn't that great. The only reason I enjoyed it was that the main actor has done some good films. He's the only one that was capable to watch in it otherwise just avoid it.
From the moment the movie start, one can see the many problems this movie has: bland acting, weird styles of clothing and hair, boring names (the main character is named "Farmer" and is... yes, a farmer). The costumes look like they were cut out of an old 80s catalog and most of the action doesn't make sense because the plot is so overtly uncomplicated and yet takes every decision to make it LOOK like it's complex.
In terms of special features, you don't get much (Uwe Boll isn't keen to including much on his DVDs) but a commentary track (boring, unless you really like the guy), a few deleted scenes (still boring) and a behind the scenes featurette that doesn't help explain anything of why this movie HAD to be made and who had $65 million to lose.
This being labelled "director's cut", you get close to 40 more minutes of nonsense in a way only Uwe Boll can. Make yourself a favor: skip this title.
The plot involves action man Statham as Farmer;that is his name,as he entered the village he now inhabits as an orphan after a great battle years before,and was adopted by family after family.He lives a quiet existence now with his beautiful wife and his son.However there is trouble in this seemingly peaceful land,as the kings cousin Duke Fallow(Matthew Lillard),wants to rule instead of his uncle Burt.Unbeknownst to everyone he has enlisted an evil magus in the form of Ray Liotta,who has also finagled his way into the heart of the kings daughter Muriella(Leelee Sobieski).
Ray sends his army of Krugs(a cross between an ape and an Orc)to slowly start taking over Burts kingdom by force.One day the Krugs reach the nearby village of his wife's parents,where his wife and son are staying.He sees the smoke and runs to help,along with Ron Perlman,his friend and mentor.They arrive in time to battle with the Krugs and their leader,all of whom are controlled by Liotta.However with the battle over his wife has been taken and his son killed.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The spoken track is too soft to hear u must turn it up way too loud
The sound effects track is too loud if u need it turned up to hear the spoken words
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I can safely say that I never could find movies that made me think of how better I would do this scene or that scene. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2013 by Simon Bergeron
Great casts. Both the goodies and the baddies. I am a fan of jason so what ever movies he acted, I won't miss it. I enjoyed it very much. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2013 by doris choo
Let's just say that Jason Statham actually does a pretty good job in this movie but that's about it...Ray Liotta?
Really? This movie was sooooo bad That I bought it.... Read more
looked at a few reviews around and came to the conclusion that some liked it and some didnt like it,thats fair,each to his own. Read morePublished on July 27 2010 by iron giant