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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Silly confusion
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008
1.0 1.0 Stars
A DUNGEON SIEGE TALE: An army of of humanoids.

Uwe Boll gives video-game movies a bad name. In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta — the second time these two have got it on in recent months on the screen, the other being Revolver. Here Statham plays a man of resolve known simply as the Farmer; meanwhile, Liotta, as the nefarious Gallian, commands an army of transmogrified humanoids known as Krugs (orcs was already taken). Black magic, swordplay, and inane dialogue don’t do much to brighten an already poorly lit screen, and the inexplicable use of a fisheye lens only adds to the silly confusion. Impressive names like Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman, and Matthew Lillard round out the cast, but only John Rhys-Davies, as the king’s loyal magus, seems at all aware that he’s supposed to be acting. 126 minutes | Boston Common + Fresh Pond + suburbs
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