In the Name of the King - Director's Cut details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kristanna Loken, Claire Forlani, Brian J. White, John Rhys-Davies, Leelee Sobieski, Matthew Lillard, Gabrielle Rose, Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman, Will Sanderson, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Collections:||All-Out Action, Guilty Pleasures, In The Mood For Action, Jason Statham on DVD, On The Throne, Popchocs, Swordsmen|
In the Name of the King - Director's Cut
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Mar 2009|
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Pathetic...By a customer from Manchester , 24 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]You'll regret watching this crap...take a notice of this plea and watch something else..it's a disgrace...
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LOVED ITBy Krissie92 (1 review) , 03 Dec 2013I actually really enjoyed this film. Some of the fight scenes were a bit unrealistic but as the film had elements of magic and fantasy creatures it tied in with the plot. I defiantly recommend this film to those who enjoy an action fantasy styled film and those who love Jason Statham movies.
More Panto than cinemaBy HazyOrange (2 reviews) , 05 Aug 2013I cannot understand how a movie like this gets made. You would have thought that somebody would ask the director 'So, how are you getting on with that £60 million that we gave you?' The movie is only really worth watching to have a laugh and see lots of good actors looking really embarrassed. Ray Liotta as the Big bad guy (Sauron) brings a touch of the Sopranos to a fight scene with Statham channeling a lot of Jackie Chan, all set in Middle Earth. Creative genius or idiot panto? You decide.
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An amazing story with bad directing and choice of actorsBy IGN (38 reviews) , 26 Jul 2013I wonder what Peter Jackson or some one of similar calibre would have made of this amazing story that was just badly directed. The background music is all over the place, making it annoying, and seeming that it plays the same thing over and over, but thankfully it isn't, it's just all over the place like I said. The cast are all wrong, not that they are bad actors and actresses it's just that without a good director even Oscar winning ones can't act to their best. Considering this was $60 mil budget movie, I was expecting better CGI but it looks like those straight to DVD releases. I would hope to see a reboot of this but director has already messed it up by making two sequels that apparently are cheaper and worse than this. At least it isn't one of those that you end up thinking OMG I just wasted 2 hours of my life, it's worth a watch if there is nothing else in your list. However, the fight sequences are actually good, not LoTR good but considering the bad directing for most parts of the film the fighting was pretty good. After doing some research I found out that apparently Uwe Boll (director of the film) has never made a film that grossed at least half of the budget he has been for the movie, making him one of the worst director of all time, well it's no surprise that managed and mediocre movie with a $60 mil budget. There are a number of films with half the budget that grossed 20 times more the $13 million box office grossing this film had.
A bit naff, but all in the name of good fun.By Duke_Smellington (1 review) , 13 Sep 2012Two stars apparently translates to 'disappointing', but this film was certainly no worse than I expected so that's not quite fair. On the other hand to give it more than two stars would be too kind.
There are moments of epicness and moments of plain silliness but not enough of either to make it clear what the intention was.
John Rhys Davies (aka Gimli) does a decent Shakespearean job but the Stath does himself a disservice by starring in a film of this quality having made a name for himself in far better productions. Furthermore, Matthew Lillard, who was so perfect as Shaggy in the Scooby Doo movies, is hilariously miscast.
On the other hand it is always fun to watch Jason Statham going around scowling at and beating the snot out unscrupulous characters. And the penultimate floating sword fight was a really cool idea but could have been done much better.
To conclude, if you like Mr Statham and fantasy and have a reasonable tolerance for ropey SFX you'll find plenty to enjoy here.
One last thing: it's a bit long, I watched it in two sessions.
boring name of the kingBy donnandrea (10 reviews) , 13 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]i was very dissapointed in this film, especially with jason stratham in it. it has a very confusing story line and you dont find till at least an hour into it whatsit is about. i kept watching it hoping it would get better but it just goes on and on,