Friday, May 02, 2008

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the film In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, I couldn't wait for Ray Liotta's loathsome character Gallian to die a slow death. Yeah, he's that bad. In fact, after about the first 20 minutes, you want to jump through the screen and seek vengeance yourself for what he does. But, that's why the hero known as Farmer (played by Jason Statham) is there. This is one farmer you don't want to mess with. He can take on legions of men by himself using martial arts along with his weapon skills. And you get to see him in action after Gallian commits a horrible act against Farmer's family. I would hate to ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched the film, so I will refrain from going into detail as to what Gallian does. But what I will say is that Farmer seeks justice with a vengeance. I was a little uncomfortable the first half of the film watching the cast that includes Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ray Liotta, and Burt Reynolds in a fantasy/adventure film like this. But, by the time the story kicked into gear, the sometimes uncomfortable acting was outweighed by the Lord Of The Rings style action. And in this underdog story, you get taken on a journey to see an ordinary farmer transform into an unlikely hero, as he leads an uprising against a very evil army.

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is out now on DVD.

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