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The King Maker 2005 R CC

1.8 out of 5 stars (6) IMDb 3.5/10

John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Gary Stretch (World Trade Center, Alexander) star in this epic adventure set in the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya. Fernando De Gama (Stretch), a Portuguese mercenary, sets sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father. When his ship capsizes, Fernando washes up on a tropical beach only t...

Starring:
Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Genres Drama, Adventure
Director Lek Kitaparaporn
Starring Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies
Supporting actors Cindy Burbridge, Dom Hetrakul, Nirut Sirichanya, Yoe Hassadeevichit, Dean Alexandrou, Akara Amarttayakul, Ammara Assawanon, Korawij devahastin na Ayudhya, Byron Bishop, Thanet Chimpol, Tanapol Chuksrida, Daam Dasakorn, Shaun Delaney, Korawit Devahastin, Emma, Fei Gao, Michael Hardie, Nate Harrison
Studio Alpha Beta Films International
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Brian E. Erland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 15, 2007
Format: DVD
`The King Maker' released in '05 is a Thai film possessing a grandiose vision burdened with an immensely uneven and convoluted delivery. There's definitely a lot of noticeable shortcomings to this movie yet it still works fairly well as an exotic period piece on 16th century Siam.

Negatives:
- The film labors over one of the worst scripts ever written, it's stiff, unnatural and highly predictable.
- The inclusion of flying ninjas, battling samurai, Thai kickboxing and European sword fighting exudes a comic book effect and erodes whatever semblance of realism the movie is trying to maintain.
- The soundtrack is boring and quite forgettable. Most of it sounds like bad opera.
- Yoe Hassadeevichit in the role of the evil Queen Sudachan brings to the screen one of the most laughable, melodramatic, over-the-top performances I've ever witnessed. I'm not sure what was worse, the way she heartlessly ordered the death of countless innocent people to gain sole possession of the throne of Siam, or the manner in which she continuously butchered the English language.

Positives:
- The cinematography is at times alluring and Cindy Burbridge is not only lovely to behold but provides the most honest, heartfelt performance of the film.

If you're looking for a poor man's `The Curse of the Golden Flower' here it is. My rating: 2 ½ Stars.
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THE KING MAKER will doubtless be a success in Thailand where the similar (but superior) 'The Legend of Suriyothai' set box office records. The film directed by Lek Kitaparaporn after a screenplay by Sean Casey based on historical fact in 1547 Siam has some amazingly beautiful visual elements but is disarmed by one of the corniest, pedestrian scripts and story development on film.

The event the picture relates is the arrival of the Portuguese soldier of fortune Fernando de Gamma (Gary Stretch) whose vengeance for this father's murderer drives him to shipwrecked, captured and thrown into slavery and put on the bloc in Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam where he is purchased by the beautiful Maria (Cindy Burbridge) with the consent of her father Phillipe (John Rhys-Davies), a man with a name and a past that are revealed as the story progresses. There is a plot to overthrown the King and Fernando and his new Siamese sidekick Tong (Dom Hetrakul), after some gratuitous CGI enhanced choreographed martial arts silliness, are first rewarded by the King to become his bodyguards, only to be imprisoned together once Queen Sudachan (Yoe Hassadeevichit) reveals her plot to kill the king and son to allow her lover Lord Chakkraphat (Oliver Pupart) to take over the rule of Siam. Yet of course Fernando and Tong escape and are condemned to fight each other to save the lives of their families (Tong's wife and children and Fernando's now firm love affair with Maria) with the expected consequences.

The acting (with the exception of John Rhys-Davies) is so weak that the film occasionally seems as though it were meant to be camp. The predominantly Thai cast struggle with the poorly written dialog, making us wish they had used their native Thai with subtitles.
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The costumes and setting are good to very good. The music is very good to superb. However, the acting is mostly poor to average with some going into above average to good. Even John Rhys-Davies knows it. The action choreography is dated and sometimes hilarious as you see people rising up with "invisible lines" on their backs.

I think there was a lot of love in this project at first but somewhere along the lines it all got lost at the expense of the characters and story/plotting.

OVERALL GRADE: C plus.
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