IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS
Reviewed by: Ryan Doom
and Natassia Malthe
What's it about
A modern ex-solider is pulled back into the medieval times to save the day.
Is it good movie?
So yeah…who knew another installment of the longwinded title In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale was coming? Is there a single person, just one, who truly loved the first one? If you did, please let me know on Twitter @rdoom. I have to know. Because even I was sorta fooled by the ads on the original. With a cast like Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman, and Ray Liotta, how bad could it be even with Uwe Boll at the helm? Awful. Unwatchable. I think I braved through about 30 minutes before I decided infomercials would be more entertaining.
So since the first one wowed audiences across the globe, whether you want it or not, another installment is here – In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds. Boll has replaced Jason Statham with another Expendable star Dolph Lundgren, who apparently did not take advantage of his return to the big screen. Hopefully, he wasn’t scammed into thinking this was the next big thing. If he did then he isn’t as smart as we’re told he is. He's a likable as he's always been, but the material isn't worth his time. The budget must be half of the original, because Dolph is the only notable star this time. He does his best in the role, but he has a script that seems like it was developed on a napkin.
The plot for part 2 involves a modern ex warrior (Dolph) who is pulled back into the middle ages where he discovers he is the chosen one. Wouldn’t the chosen one be chosen a little earlier in life? That’d be like if they had made the Matrix with a weathered 55-year-old Keanu. You’d think a younger guy would lead a people into action to save the world. Anyway, everything that follows is just stupid. Dolph falls in love, fights people, and does stuff with a little bit of Dolph wit that almost saves the movie. Almost.
Video / Audio
Video: A crisp and clear Widescreen presentation.
Audio: Presented with the power of DTS Surround.
Screener copy. But they should include...Behind the Scenes of In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds; From Page to Screen: Writing In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds; Director's Commentary; Writer's Commentary
Two Worlds is as equally unwatchable as the first, even without the star power (ok, low watt-power) of the first. Dolph makes it tolerable, but that doesn't mean you should buy it. Catch this when Sy-Fy shows it.