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In The Name Of The King
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is a 2006 fantasy film directed by Uwe Boll, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. It was produced by Brightlight Pictures and distributed by Freestyle Releasing and Vivendi Entertainment in the United States and Canada. 20th Century Fox took distribution overseas. It premiered at the American Film Market on November 3, 2006. It was released in Germany on November 29, 2007 and was released in the United States on January 11, 2008.

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows a man called Farmer (Jason Statham), an orphan who was adopted by the village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, his farm is attacked by creatures called Krug. With the help of his friend and mentor, Norrick (Ron Perlman), he fights off the Krug and travels to Stonebridge. However, the Krug kill his son and capture his wife. Accompanied by Norrick and Bastian (Will Sanderson), his brother-in-law, Farmer intends to find and rescue his wife.

The Krug are being controlled by the wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta) who is amassing an army to overthrow King Konreid (Burt Reynolds), with the assistance of the King's nephew, Fallow (Matthew Lillard).

A sequel was released in 2011, with a third movie in post production as of September, 2013.

In The Name of The King provides examples of:

  • Abnormal Ammo: During the first battle with the Krug, the Krug roll out catapults and launch... themselves set on fire.
  • Action Girl: Subverted. Muriella puts on armor and grabs a sword to go help her king fight... and does absolutely nothing for the rest of the film except providing a distraction at the end.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: The Krug.
    • Subverted in that the Krug are only this way because they are being controlled by Gallian. As soon as that control is broken, they mindlessly wander off.
  • Badass Creed: King Konreid has one.
    Wisdom is our hammer.
    Prudence will be our nail.
    When men build lives from honest toil-
    Courage never fails.
  • Big Bad: Gallian.
  • Cool Old Guy: Norrick and King Konreid.
  • Court Mage: Merick.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Averted when the King's army actually fights the Krug in open battle. Despite a few difficulties beforehand they do manage to pull out a victory. When Fallow duels Tarish, however, it's definitely this. Even after being caught off guard, Tarish is beating him.
  • The Dragon: Fallow thinks he is the one in charge, until Gallian puts him in his place.
  • Everybody Calls Him Barkeep: Farmer.
    • Discussed at the beginning, when Farmer's son asks him why he prefers to be called this way. Farmer expresses his belief that a person's job should be reflected in his name.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Gallian.
  • The Good King: Konreid is pretty benevolent and appears to know a lot about his land and the lives of his people. He also doesn't shy away from leading his soldiers into battle.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Farmer.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Farmer is just a farmer with a machete and a boomerang, yet he wields the boomerang like Link and his magic boomerang, capable of hitting multiple targets with a single throw and still having it come right back.
  • In Name Only: Just try connecting this film to the video game franchise it's supposedly based on.
  • Keystone Army: The Krug immediately stop fighting when Farmer kills Gallian.
  • Large Ham: Gallian and his Evil Laugh.
  • Left Hanging: The ending leaves the fates of about three different groups of characters essentially unresolved.
  • Loophole Abuse: According to Merick, a magus must always serve a king in order to retain his power. Gallian serves no one yet is extremely powerful. When asked, Gallian reveals that he had the Krug accept him as their king and now serves himself. It's implied that this wouldn't work for everyone, only someone already insane enough to believe that.
  • The Mentor: Norrick.
  • Plot Hole: It seems Uwe Boll deleted plot relevant scenes which results in a lot of confusion to anyone trying to make sene of the story.
  • Smug Snake: Fallow.
  • There Is Another: Muriella has the powers of a magus, but Merick doesn't see that until the end.
  • We Have Reserves: This is the only way the Krug know how to fight.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: People that don't watch the deleted scenes may wonder what happened to Fallow after Farmer is outed as a prince in the middle of his duel with Tarish. For some reason Boll took out the scene where Tarish immediately slits Fallow's throat after Farmer is outed.
  • You Have Failed Me: Fallow kills a general for asking a few perfectly normal questions and asks the other soldiers if anyone else wishes to commit treason.

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