Comedy Classics: In The Name Of The King

Everyone loves a funny movie, but not all funny movies are for everyone. If you love a comedy, whether it be a well known movie or a hidden gem, chances are someone somewhere hates it. Which is sadly the case with just about everyone that sees In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. It’s widely regarded as terrible and unsafe for viewing if you’re in your last trimester of pregnancy. It has been exiled into the movie realm of shame and denial. Which is truly a tragedy, because it’s one of the funniest movies ever made, with a cast that is so shocking and inexplicable you’ll question everything you know.
I don’t want to give to much away, you kind of have to see to believe. I’m not even sure how you can watch it, I bought it from FYE when they were closing down for four dollars and I haven’t looked back since…Amazon would be your best bet….
It was directed by Uwe Boll, the infamous filmmaker/potential serial killer. It takes place in a medieval fantasy land, it’s essentially a crappy Lord Of The Rings ripoff. Jason Statham stars as the good guy protagonist named Farmer…he’s a simple farmer (yup he’s a farmer and his name if Farmer which is either a red flag or a hilarious name choice) living in a simple village with his simple family, but he knows karate and he has a boomerang that was designed by whoever made Captain America’s shield. Ron Perlman is his friend and he also knows karate. Burt Reynolds plays the king of the land and he totally might not even be aware that he’s in a movie. Also, Ray Liotta plays an evil wizard. From his performance I have to assume he was doing about as much cocaine as he was pretending to do on Goodfellas. There’s a lot more that honestly cannot be explained, it just needs to be seen and loved, but sadly it won’t, just like Uwe Boll.
There’s truly no other movie like it, and that’s probably not a good thing. In The Name of The King is abosultely hilarious for all the wrong reasons. You owe it to yourself to attempt a viewing, you might also see it as a comedy masterpiece.
If you agree, disagree, or you happen to be Uwe Boll, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for reading…
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