Thursday, 13 March 2014

Blu-ray Review - In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission

In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission
Director: Uwe Boll
Starring: Dominic Purcell, Marian Valev, Raltsa Paskaleva
Studio: 20th Century Home Entertainment
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Retail: $29.99
Running Time: 86 minutes
Rating: R

Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this week is In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission starring Dominic Purcell, Marian Valev and Raltsa Paskaleva. The only special feature on the Blu-ray is "The Making of In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission."

The first and only film in the series to be released to theaters was the 2007 (released in 2008 in United States) fantasy adventure In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which is loosely inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. With an impressive cast of Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Kristanna Loken, Matthew Lillard, Ray Liotta and Burt Reynolds and a budget of 60 million dollars, the film should have been a blockbuster, but the film is directed by Uwe Boll - one of the worst directors since Ed Wood. Despite an interesting premise, the film was a complete flop, mostly due to bad dialogue and horrible directing.

Even though a movie flops at the theaters, it doesn't mean you can't make a franchise out it, and that is exactly what happened when in The Name Of The King 2: Two Worlds went direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray. The sequel completely ignored the first film and stars Dolph Lundgren as a modern day soldier sent back in time.

Now we have another unwanted sequel, In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission, starring Prison Breaks' Domnic Purcell as a contract killer, Hazen Kaine, on his final mission involving a royal family. After touching an amulet, Hazen is transported back to the Middle Ages, where he must battle an entire army and a fire-breathing dragon.

I don't know who keeps financing Uwe Boll's films, when each one is mostly likely to flop. At least the first film had a decent budget and an interesting plot, while the third film borrows the plot from the second film, which is a rip-off of Army of Darkness. Besides from a few f-bombs, the film could have been rated PG-13 instead of R, as the fight scenes aren't bloody. Not counting the credits, the film is barely over an hour, which is an hour too much for me. The acting is embarrassing, the script is horrible and the camera work is a joke. Uwe Boll definitely wants to take the crown as the worst director and he just may receive if he keeps making movies. I thought In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission was a complete bore and a waste of time to watch. The movie will quickly find its way on the SyFy channel.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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