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In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds is a 2011 fantasy film directed by Uwe Boll. It is a sequel to In the Name of the King, starring Dolph Lundgren.

Granger, an ex-special forces soldier and martial arts master, finds his life taking an unexpected turn when hooded figures begin attacking him in his own home. He is pulled through a magic portal into a medieval kingdom where he is declared The Chosen One destined to bring peace to the kingdom.

Sent by the king on a mission to kill the Holy Mother, leader of the "Dark Ones", Granger learns that all is not as it seems and must discover the truth about the kingdom and himself in order to save not only the past, but the present as well.

The film's sequel In the Name of the King 3: Last Mission largely rehashes the concept.


In The Name of The King 2: Two Worlds provides examples of:

  • Armor Is Useless: The budget apparently couldn't afford much in the way of armor. Only the rank-and-file soldiers wear it, and it doesn't provide any protection.
  • Bland-Name Product: The kingdom itself. While strongly implied to be Ehb, and the previous king is implied to be the hero of the previous film, all references to Dungeon Siege are absent.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The "Dark One" who Granger shoots in his house turns out to be The Holy Mother.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Granger versus Raven, who is never presented as a physical threat.
  • Disposable Woman: Granger's "bed mate" suddenly tries to kill him and winds up stabbing herself. End of that plotline.
  • The Dragon: The King has a beefy henchmen who is his chief enforcer and butts heads with Granger.
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  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Elianna, who unceremoniously dies immediately after they go through the portal.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Granger is introduced teaching a martial arts class. He spars with a group of cops and has to restrain one who gets too caught up in the fight and tries to kick him in the balls.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The King, Raven, is revealed to be the Big Bad.
  • Faceless Goons: The Dark Ones wear hoods and smear grease over their faces.
  • Faux Action Girl: Elianna is introduced as a tough and confident fighter. She's killed by random mooks very early in the film.
  • Garnishing the Story: A dragon shows up randomly to sow some discord.
  • Groin Attack: One of the cops sparring with Granger gets caught up and tries to kick Granger in the balls. During a demonstration for children.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Holy Mother turns out to be a hero.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Granger, who was sent to an orphanage far into the (then) future.
  • In Name Only: Not so much to the game series the first movie was based on, but to the first movie itself. None of the characters return for this movie, none of the places are mentioned by name, and all references to Dungeon Siege are gone. Unlike the previous film, this one is bookended by scenes in modern day. The only thing they really share is a Hidden Backup Prince.
  • The Medic: Manhattan is a healer. Granger tells her about penicillin.
  • The Prophecy: The whole reason Granger is brought to the kingdom.
  • The Reveal: The opening scene features a fantasy battle in the forest, only for it to be revealed that it takes place in modern-day Vancouver.
  • Sequel Hook: The amulet that Granger was given begins to emit magic similar to that used to open the portal to the other time.
  • Stage Whisper: The King whispers most of his dialogue, apparently to hint that he's villainous.
  • Vancouver Doubling: Zig-Zagged. The modern scenes are specifically said to be in Vancouver, where the scenes were shot, but the medieval scenes were also shot in British Columbia.
  • Weapon of Choice: Raven uses poison.