It’s finally about to be over! The first In the Name of the King film was high fantasy at its very worst, the second was portal fantasy at its worst, and for some reason I don’t want to understand, Uwe Boll decided to make a third bollocks film in this awful, awful series. This one, called either “In the Name of the King Ⅲ: The Last Mission” or, more appropriately, “In the Name of the King 3: The Last Job,” has as much to do with the other two films as the second has to do with the first.
It strikes me that, throughout these three films, not a single plot-thread from the first film—or the second—has been resolved in any sense of the word. Nonetheless, it has more in common with Two Worlds than with A Dungeon Siege Tale, being a pathetic excuse for portal fantasy rather than high fantasy.
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In my previous article, I talked about a film called In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. In case you didn’t read that review, the film is by the infamous Uwe Boll, and it’s high fantasy at its very worst. Upon finishing that abomination, Boll must have realized that there remained at least a very few of the genre’s worst writing practices that he’d not had time for in the original. Sadly for everyone concerned, good old Uwe decided to make two sequels just so he could squeeze in more of the worst things a fantasy writer can do.
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“Look; I am not a fucking retard like Michael Bay!”Uwe Boll
As adept a judge of character as the above quote would suggest him to be, Uwe Boll’s body of work is at least as bad as anything I’ve seen from Michael Bay. My article today concerns Boll’s attempt at a high fantasy epic. Like most of his work, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is based on a video-game. I read a bit about the story of the game, and the movie seems to have nothing to do with it. Most reviews of In the Name of the King dub it one of the worst fantasy stories of all time, but I recently reviewed The Dragon in the Sock Drawer, which was so stupid and utterly mental that In the Name of the King seems all the more bland.
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