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Clash of the Empires (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Video 13 November 2012
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In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along ... See full summary »


Joseph J. Lawson


Eric Forsberg (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Laylan
Sun Korng Sun Korng ... Goben
Srogn Srogn ... Tak Tek
Khom Lyly Khom Lyly ... Omi
Christopher Judge ... Amthar
Jerry Earr Jerry Earr ... Varm
Armani Nguon Armani Nguon ... Pesh
Antonis Greco Antonis Greco ... King Korm
Tom Eurt Tom Eurt ... Suta
Kreb Kreb ... Koto
Savorne Horm Savorne Horm ... Chi-Cha
Neng Houy Neng Houy ... Saytay
Hak Hoy Hak Hoy ... Java Picker
Hun Sophy Hun Sophy ... Gahargath
Ka Ka ... Balgog


In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along with his father and sister, must seek help from the "giants" (human hunters) to find the Javas' lair and rescue the last surviving Hobbits, Goben's mother among them. In their quest to destroy the Javas, the heroic partnership of humans and Hobbits will transform both species forever. Written by The Asylum

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Originally titled 'Age of the Hobbits' until Warner Bros/New Line Cinema, MGM and Saul Zaentz sued The Asylum. See more »


When Amthar free the prisoners, the shadows of the camera crew is visible on the ground. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Terminator 1991 Remake (2013) See more »


Written by Chris Ridenhour and Sanya Mateyas
Performed by Ravenswood
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Come on, it is not so awful
27 May 2015 | by jose_moscardoSee all my reviews

It is not so bad, folks. Obviously it's not a good movie but not so terrible either. The Cambodian scenery is gorgeous and the CGI effects are fine considering the budget (in my opinion the monkeys in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" are much worse than the giant komodo dragons, spiders and other creatures here, especially because producers of Spielberg's film spent a hundred times more money. Also we have some decent fights and a cool Bai Ling playing the role of a warrior woman (definitely this is not her best performance from far but she is still very sexy and cool).

I watched it with my sons, seven and eleven years old, and we enjoyed it. Despite its moderate violence, I think that is not a bad film for watching with your children, it has enough elements for that: exotic adventures, a touch of fantasy and a subtle message of friendship and loyalty. It is not good, I repeat, but not so bad. Italian filmmakers made a lot of movies like this in seventies and eighties (usually more violent and less familiar), some of them have become cult movies only for nostalgic reasons. "Clash of the Empires" makes me remember those films and, being honest, maybe because I miss them I don't dislike this one.

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13 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Age of the Hobbits See more »

Filming Locations:

Kompong Cham, Cambodia See more »

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1.78 : 1
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