In the name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
When a man called Farmer sees his son killed and his wife kidnapped by animal warriors called The Krug, he goes out with a couple of friends to get revenge. However, the Krugs are under control of the magician Gallian who’s trying to take control of the kingdom that’s under the current reign of king Konreid. Although Farmer doesn’t want to be a soldier, it doesn’t take long before he’s in the middle of a great war that will decide the future for everyone.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is decent but the color usage is raw and there’s some minor grain present that in certain scenes diminishes the level of detail. Compression errors are absent so that’s good.
The soundtrack does an excellent job with good use of all channels, making an almost impressive experience.
In the Name of the King is the latest Uwe Boll movie to appear on DVD and this time even Blu-ray. Each Boll movie seems to have bigger stars in it and this time we get a big list of known actors so it’s clear that Boll is getting a lot of money for his work. Unfortunately, a lot of money doesn’t mean a good movie is made. The back of the cover talks about the next best fantasy thing after Lord of the Rings but don’t get fooled: this movie doesn’t come close even to the toes of LOTR. The acting is reasonable but the script is plain stupid, the editing makes things confusing and the only good thing that is present is the special effects that do look nice.
Do we buy a movie for special effects? Well, sometimes but in this case the confusing storytelling, clear plot holes and all but original twists completely bring down the entire movie. It’s like the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.