Action Movie Fanatix Review: In The Name Of The King 2: Two Worlds

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Fight To The End

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Natassia Malthe, Lochlyn Munro

Director: Uwe Boll

2011  |  96 Minutes  |  Rated R

“You were never king. History’s full of losers like you.” – Granger

Synopsis:
Special Forces soldier Granger (Dolph Lundgren) is pulled back to the medieval times to fulfill an ancient prophecy, to slay the leader of the “Dark Ones.”


Lord knows the world didn’t need a sequel to 2007’s In The Name Of The King but since Uwe Boll apparently still owned the movie rights he might as well churn out another half-hearted attempt at a medieval action flick.

Despite Uwe Boll’s involvement, seeing Dolph Lundgren on the DVD cover still managed to gain my interest.  I’ve been a fan of Dolph’s through thick and thin.  I can manage to find enjoyment in even his worst roles.

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Other than Dolph the acting is all pretty bad.  Just hokey bad renaissance festival over-acting.  The sets and costumes on the other hand, look pretty great.  It’s becoming the calling card for Uwe Boll movies in my mind – good sets and costumes, bad acting, pacing and CGI.

Speaking of CGI, there is a goofy looking CG dragon at one point.  In all honesty, the CGI isn’t horrible.  I’ve seen much, much worse.  The dragon design is what actually looks a little goofy.  He has these huge feet, skinny body, a thick tail and a fat head.

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The pacing is really the biggest problem with the movie.  It lags so bad right in the middle of the movie.  There’s nothing worse than a movie that sucks you in with the first few minutes and then punishes you for sticking it out.

The biggest surprise of Two Worlds was that the fights were shockingly good.  WAY better than the first ITNOTK.

I can safely say that In The Name Of The King 2: Two Worlds is one of Uwe Boll’s most bearable movies he’s ever done.  It’s a movie that a lot of action fans could watch, not totally hate and just maybe find a few laughs or enjoyable moments in.  Clearly it isn’t a good movie but some bad movies are fun and this is one of them.

ADD IT TO YOUR COLLECTION!!!

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