May 11, 2011
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) (part 1 of 2)
Welcome to the second installment of Guaranteed Razzie Contenders: 2009 Edition! In this special series of reviews and mini-recaps, the Agony Booth staff takes a long, unflinching look at the awful movies that are sure to be nominated for Razzie Awards in 2009!
Check out the other recap in this series: The Love Guru by Ed Harris!
I’ve never seen an Uwe Boll movie before, and I’ve never even heard of the game that In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is based on. So I walked into this movie a complete blank slate. Was I let down? Eh, sort of.
This is easily one of the most watchable films I’ve seen for this site, in the sense that there’s so much insanity going on that I was always eager to see just how low Boll could sink in the next scene. And just check out the cast: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Matthew Lillard, and Burt Reynolds [!] as the titular king.
So that means we have Turkish, Henry Hill, Sallah, Hellboy, Shaggy, and Turd Ferguson, all in one movie! Although, with only a couple of exceptions, they all go through the film with a glazed look in their eyes that says, “Only a few more scenes, then I can pick up my check and get back to my real career.” But their boredom is our fun, so let’s dive in.