In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • PG-13
  • 2h 7m
  • 2008
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A simple family man is forced to take up arms after an evil sorcerer unleashes an army of bloodthirsty beasts that destroy his small village and capture his beautiful wife. As the marauding forces overrun the land in an effort to overthrow the king and his loyal magus, the once peace-loving peasant and his two companions venture into perilous, uncharted terrain on daring rescue mission. In this breathtaking fantasy adventure, director Uwe Boll conjures up a medieval world filled with royal treachery, dark magic and spectacular battles, all set against some of the most awe-inspiring vistas ever captured on film.

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Critics Consensus: Featuring mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values, In the Name of the King fulfills all expectations of an Uwe Boll film.
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Common Sense Says
LOTR copycat is so bad it's good -- for laughs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an epic fantasy adventure in the style of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Despite the overwhelming number of negative reviews, tweens -- especially boys -- may want to see it, partly thanks to English action star Jason Statham (The Transporter). There are several intense, violent battles between orc-like creatures and the kingdom's army and civilians, but very few bloody deaths (it's obvious that many, many people die, but it's not graphic). The sexual content is limited to three or four kissing scenes between two couples -- two of which occur in a bed. The language is remarkably tame, and, this being a fantasy flick, there are no product tie-ins.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date:January 11, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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