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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  11 January 2008 (USA)
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A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

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Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer (Jason Statham), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick (Ron Perlman), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian (Will Sanderson), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow (Matthew Lillard) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). Written by btphelps and others

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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,984,524 (USA) (11 January 2008)

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$4,535,117 (USA) (18 January 2008)
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John Gajdecki had trouble filming many special effects shots, especially scenes with outdoor "green screens." Jan Kruse left the project due to conflict with Gajdecki, who was eventually fired and replaced by Doug Oddy. See more »

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At the beginning of the battle in the woods, the archers are commanded "Fire!" The correct command is "Loose!" See more »

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Muriella: I knew you'd come.
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Wow this was bad!
9 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, first off, all of the glowing, gushing reviews here were obviously (OBVIOUSLY) planted by someone doing PR for the film (which is shameful in and of itself). There is no way that anyone sane would think this movie was anything more than laughable tripe.

I saw it at a preview, and have to say that I was expecting much more. I didn't realize that Ewe Boll was directing, otherwise I would have skipped it altogether (he should never be allowed near a camera, ever). However, I like nearly every star, enjoy the genre and have been a big fan of the video games for years now, so I figured that this would be worth seeing (nothing will ever compare to LOTR, but it sounded promising).

So yeah, there's not much I can say that hasn't been said here already. Horrible dialog, two-dimensional characters, lousy cinematography, cheesy effects and a plot which is nearly impossible to care about makes this one worth skipping.

Seriously, don't pay to see this. It will only encourage them to give Ewe more projects.


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