Blu-ray Review “In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds”

Director: Uwe Boll
Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Lochlyn Munro, Michael Teigen, Natassia Malthe, Heather Doerksen
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 96 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

To start off, I am a fan of Uwe Boll’s films overall, they may not be the best but they are always fun to say the least. This film is very entertaining like its predecessor even though this film only carries a $7.5 million dollar budget compared to the first films $60 million dollars budget. There are less special effects but I feel that the story really picked up the slack in the film. The first film’s cast includes Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds, Matthew Lillard and Ron Perlman and the sequel is only carried by Dolph Lundgren and Natassia Malthe. But that is what money can buy you and this film does good with what it has. Overall though if you are a fan of his films this one is definitely worth checking out.

In this story, we follow Granger, an ex-Special Forces soldier, who travels back through time help save a kingdom from its leader. Taken from modern day, he faces an age of sorcery and of course has to go up against dragons. Granger finds out that the two worlds are actually connected and that he needs to defeats the forces of darkness and fulfill an ancient prophecy before it is too late.

The special features are lacking a bit but at least they include two commentary tracks from the director Uwe Boll and writer Michael Nachoff. Uwe’s track is much better than Michael’s for sure. The next two featurettes are short and a little bit too quick. “Behind the Scenes of In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds” runs about 5 minutes and barely covers the production. “From Page to Screen: Writing In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds” is another short interview with writer Michael Nachoff about working on the film. It is working watching once but runs short as well.

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