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In the Name of the King III

Another Uwe Boll standard.

No matter what you think about Uwe Boll, and his filmmaking technique, you can’t deny he gets his money’s worth from his low-budget efforts and fills a gap in the market for low-cost genre films that generally go out on VOD, DVD and Cable. Boll’s films never quite reach perfection but if that’s what you’re expecting then Uwe Boll movies aren't what you’re after. Boll used to go after mainly games to source new material (an interview with the director can be found by clicking here.) but for the past few years has begun to improve all aspects of his films, with the actual stories themselves vastly better. Suddenly is one such film and Assault on Wall Street another, both starring Boll regular, Dominic Purcell, now that Jason Statham is out of his price range.

In the Name of the King III
Directed by Uwe Boll
Cast Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva, Bashar Rahal
Release Date February 2014
Ed's Grade: C

Having never seen the first two in this series I can’t give any kind of comparison, but the premise for the third installment is about a hitman, Hazen Kaine (Purcell), who has just agreed to do one last job for a group of ruthless men. The story is based in Bulgaria, and Kaine’s latest assignment is to murder the reigning monarch's two little girls. He snatches them a bit too easily and then secures them in an old container. As he's but locking them away he sees that one of the girls' are wearing a necklace bearing the same markings he has tattooed on his arm, and so he takes it from her. He begins to walk away from the container when he’s suddenly transported back in time and finds himself facing a dragon and men with swords.

Kaine eventually teams up with two warrior princesses who want to avenge their father’s murder by killing their uncle. The uncle is now the king but he also wears a pendant that is identical to the one that transported Kaine back in time, so, he must help the sisters and their rag-tag army in order for him to get the amulet and return home. The tattoo Kaine has is also seen as a sign by the people as it was foretold a hero would come to help set them free from the uncle’s tyranny, but Kaine is a reluctant hero.

Review by Ed Blackadder

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