February 14th, 2012 21:05 EST
DVD Review By Robert Paul Reyes: In The Name Of The King 2: Two Worlds
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is a 2006 fantasy film starring Jason Statham (don`t worry I never heard of him either.) The flick was inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series, it certainly wasn`t inspired by Shakespeare.
In the Name of the King: Two Worlds is the much anticipated sequel (just kidding of course), and it stars ageing action movie hero, Dolph Lundgren and Natassia Malthe (I don`t know who she is, but she`s hotter than a dragon`s breath.)
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds was released by 20th Century Fox on December 27, 2011, and it had the distinction of going straight to DVD/Blu-Ray. Do not pass go; do not go to the movie theatres -- go directly to DVD.
Dolph Lundgren (Granger) is a former Special Forces soldier living in Vancouver. He makes ends meet by teaching little children martial arts. He teaches the very young children how to defend themselves by bringing in his Special Forces pals for a demonstration, he beats the crap out of them to the horror of the impressionable tots.
Granger is pushed through a time vortex in his home while fighting ninjas, (don`t ask why he`s battling ninjas, every fantasy/action hero has to lay waste to ninjas) and he finds himself in a war-torn Kingdom in another time. Dolph is no longer in Kansas, or Hollywood, but in celluloid hell where old action heroes go to die.
Lundgren is a lumbering presence, it looks like it hurts him to walk. He turns down the advances of a fetching wench, it would probably be too painful for him to make love.
But don`t get me wrong, this flick isn`t half bad. It has everything a fantasy film needs: A has-been leading man, a dragon, an evil king, a magical amulet, and a seer.
You could do a lot worse than renting this movie at your local video store! Are there still any video stores?
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