"In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" is a high fantasy film from 2007, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. Directed by Uwe Boll, the film stars Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, and Ray Liotta. The story follows a simple farmer called Farmer (Jason Statham) who sets out on an impressive quest to recover his abducted spouse and avenge the death of his boy - 2 acts devoted by the vicious animal-like race called the Krug, controlled by the evil wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta).Plot Summary
Farmer lives a tranquil existence in the kingdom of Ehb, preserving an easy life with his better half, Solana (Claire Forlani), and their son, Zeph (Colin Ford). Their harmony is shattered when the town is attacked by the Krug, an army of beast-like warriors controlled by a wicked sorcerer Gallian. The brutal assault results in the death of Farmer's child and the abduction of his better half.
Vowing vengeance, Farmer joins up with his buddy and coach, Norick (Ron Perlman), and his brother-in-law, Bastian (Will Sanderson), to pursue the Krug and rescue Solana. Along the method, they encounter Muriella (Leelee Sobieski), the child of the wizard Merick (John Rhys-Davies), who is seduced by Gallian's enormous power.
The story proceeds as a structural dream narrative, with Farmer traversing the lands of Ehb, overcoming trials and foes. He is revealed to be the lost kid of the king, thus making him the rightful heir to the throne. Also, he gets allies and learns more about Gallian's plot to overthrow the kingdom.The Climax
In the last act, Farmer and his buddies launch an attack on Gallian's fortress, fighting against his forces and the Krug. Throughout this fight, Gallian's control over the Krug is broken, causing mass confusion among them. Farmer confronts Gallian, getting revenge for his son's death and saving Solana. Gallian is apparently defeated, though his fate stays uncertain.
In the after-effects, Ehb is freed from the Krug risk, and Farmer, exposed as Duke Fallow, takes his rightful location as the king of Ehb.Critical Reception
Despite its enthusiastic narrative and an all-star cast, "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" was poorly gotten by critics. It was criticized for its overcomplicated plot, bad discussion, lack of character development, and over-reliance on CGI. The film was likewise a business failure, earning just $13 million versus a $60 million spending plan. Regardless of this, it spawned two direct-to-video follows up, continuing the saga of Ehb and its individuals.Conclusion
"In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" attempted to bring the world of Ehb to life with action-packed sequences and high fantasy drama. In spite of failing with critics and audiences, it stays a distinct attempt at adapting a popular computer game series to the silver screen. It offers home entertainment worth for fans of high dream, action, and experience movies.