originally this list had a very specific focus- now it's basically just english-language action cinema post-matrix.
It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.
During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.
Pues ya está dicho por ahí (y más certero imposible): Vikingos vs. Predator.
you could do a lot worse with "Beowulf" than turn it into Vikings vs. Predator.
Am I alone in wishing they'd settled their differences with the monster and lived happily alongside each other? After all Jesus, I mean Jim Caviezel, did slaughter it's entire species!
This is a great film. It was great back in 2008 and while the effects are obviously showing their age it's still a delightfully full on genre mashing movie. The set pieces are many and all varied and excitingly executed while the splicing of Sci-Fi and Vikings blends seamlessly.
Maybe a little over long but then I wonder what I'd take away and I come up empty.
Space Jesus vs. Vikings vs. Alien Dragon = Everyone wins...
It's the cambozola cheese sandwich of movies. It's a mix mash of tastes that you cant understand or explain. But when its over, you call your friend up on the phone and say "hey man, ever have a combozola cheese sandwich"?
Surprisingly good. Great science fiction film about a outlander from another planet helping Vikings rid of dragons. Sounded stupid to me too but after watching it its actually pretty good.
Despite the unique parring of futuristic alien technology and vikings of all things, the movie was ultimately average.
When an being ( who looks human ) crash into earth ( an abandoned seed colony ) with an alien predator, he must help the Vikings eliminating the space aliens.
It was interesting, but humanizing the Vikings was disappointing until 35 mins into the movie when another Viking tribe invade the tribe where the outlander took shelter. The Vikings were savages; women and slaves were commodities in their social structure. It is possible that such a maneuver was to appeal to the audience; we have to feel sorry for them, right?
In reality, Vikings were very loyal and their loyalty to their respective colonies stimulated the never ending wars between them. If a tribe was invaded, others tribes wouldn't cry…
Well, why not?
Definitely a B-movie, but one with impressive production values, a decent cast, and an engaging premise that never dips so far into silliness that you can't enjoy it. Young, attractive, scrawny English Vikings notwithstanding.
Just ignore the historical part and imagine it's a fantasy movie instead, and you'll enjoy it just fine. As movies about dudes killing monsters go, this one deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Dog Soldiers or Reign of Fire, if not above them.
So bad it's good.
If you want a film you can mock with your friends, here's a gem. A classic of the the timeless struggle between vikings and alien monsters, it is a film that asks important questions such as . . .
- How many minutes can a woman be badass before she gets a male love interest?
- Will having underdeveloped arm muscles eventually get you killed?
- Where do wells really lead?
Promising first half before the movie gets a case of "OH, I GUESS THIS HAS TO HAPPEN NOW-moments". What could've been an exciting genre-bending movie sadly ends up being a clichéd mess with a big identity crisis that will leave most of us fatigued and dissapointed.
Sembra una giocata di D&D e nemmeno ben scritta anzi, dialoghi fatti con il generatore-automatico-di-dialoghi-da-film-epico-fantasy. E anche le scene di combattimento sono abbastanza confuse. Però per qualche irrazionale motivo m'è stato simpatico.
Somehow I thought that this movie could be a great TV SHOW, I don't know why, but yeah, it looked to me more like a TV SERIES NOT A FILM.
But it's pretty good with some potential.
Aliens, Asteroids, Space, Intergalactic Insanity!
Sword and Sorcery / Medieval / Swords and Sandals / High Fantasy / RPG / Pen & Paper inspiration. Comment suggestions…