In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  127 min.
Release Date: January 11, 2008
DVD: April 15, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 2.83
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Cast: Jason Statham, John Rhys-Davies, Ray Liotta, Matthew Lillard, Leelee Sobieski, Burt Reynolds, Will Sanderson, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Brian J. White, Kristanna Loken


The life of a hardworking man known only as Farmer (Jason Statham) is changed forever when a marauding band of Krug -- animalistic brutes in the thrall of an evil sorcerer -- thunders down upon the unsuspecting village of Stonebridge, killing his son and kidnapping his wife, Solana (Claire Forlani). Galvanized by his grief, the once peace-loving peasant leads his mentor Norick (Ron Perlman) and brother-in-law Bastian (Will Sanderson) in pursuit of the Krug army to free Solana.

As the Krug overrun the countryside, the King's magus Merick discovers the true source of their power: his old rival, Gallian (Ray Liotta), a formidable and power-hungry wizard. Gallian plans to use his hellish militia to overthrow King Konreid (Burt Reynolds) and place his sniveling pawn, Duke Fallow (Matthew Lillard), on the throne.

While the King's forces ride forth to engage the bloodthirsty Krug, Farmer and his companions slip unseen through the treacherous mountain passes of Ehb into uncharted territory. A daring night time raid on a Krug encampment turns tragic when Norick and Bastian are captured and Farmer barely escapes with his life.

Desperate to find his wife and friends, Farmer joins the royal army in an epic battle. His extraordinary heroics catch the attention of both Gallian and Merick, who suspect there is more to the simple country squire than meets the eye. In a final confrontation that will determine the fate of Ehb, it is up to Farmer to claim his birthright and defeat Gallian, or allow the evil wizard to take control of the land.

 Canadian Connection: Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Based on the popular video game of the same name.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in British Columbia.

Director: Uwe Boll
Studio: Peace Arch Entertainment
Producer(s): Shawn Williamson, Dan Clarke
Screenplay: Doug Taylor
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  • 2 stars "The stupid dialogues and chaotic storyline kill everything what is good and have some potential. The camera work is sometimes good and doesn´t look cheap but the story is so badly written and the stuff the characters talk about often makes no sense. :D Sometimes the film looks like a parody."