Nov 12, 2016
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) (part 2 of 2)
I’ll skip ahead here and say that Ron Perlman and Turkish’s brother in law are thrown in a cell with Turkish’s wife. Later on, Perlman dies trying to break out, while the brother in law just sits on his ass the rest of the film. Aren’t you glad they were in the movie?
Meanwhile, Turkish is strung up from a tree by another Krug possessed by Liotta. It seems Liotta can read minds, not that we’ve seen any evidence of that ability, but for some reason he can’t get a read on Turkish. Rather amusingly, he broaches the subject by saying, “I can never see past your scowl.” It’s pretty much impossible not to hear that as an assessment of Statham’s acting. And here’s a thought, Ray: why don’t you just kill the guy so you don’t have to worry about it? Instead, he keeps monologueing, which allows Turkish to twist around and grab the Krug’s sword to free himself.
Turkish then passes out and is found, quite coincidentally, by the king’s Magus, who brings him to King Burt’s camp and says what we’ve all figured out by now: Turkish is Burt’s son. Neither quite believes it, and Burt becomes quite the asshole himself by calling Turkish an “arrogant bastard.” Hey, the guy’s son was killed a few days ago because you did fuck-all to help him! I think you can cut him some slack on not liking you too much at the moment.