I'll make it simple. Unless you're a huge Dolph Lundgren fan, I recommend you skip In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds, director Uwe Boll's latest direct-to-DVD release entirely.
When I saw the original a couple of years ago starring Jason Statham, I thought it would have been better if it was about an hour shorter, but enjoyed it despite the bad reviews. It wasn't Shakespeare, but it was fun. So I thought that maybe the second one would be alright as well. It couldn't be worse than the first one, could it? Boy was I wrong.
Even though I've stuck with Dolph through plenty of movies like Showdown in Little Tokyo with Brandon Lee and a version of Marvel Comics' Punisher with Louis Gossett, Jr., In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds managed to be almost comical in some places and painful in others. Even though it's much shorter than the first film, I wanted to turn it off after about twenty minutes.
Let's start at the beginning — which briefly gave me hope for the rest of the movie. Running through the woods is Eliana (Natalia Guslistaya, Bloodrayne: The Third Reich), a warrior woman being pursued by a group of men until she bursts into the open and we see that she's running towards a big city in our own world. Meanwhile Granger (Lundgren), a retired military man, is demonstrating martial arts to a group of young students with the help of some old military buddies. Immediately, you're thrown into his world as a retired soldier, dealing with the memories of his time in the service and the aches and pains of a body abused in action.
As he mourns the loss of those who didn't make it back from military action and gets a bath ready, he's attacked by the same people who were chasing Elianna through the woods. Just as one of the assailants is about to get in a lucky shot, she appears on the scene to save him and push him through a magical portal to her world.