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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.
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.
At one point I had this movie confused with Pathfinder, which is a Vikings vs. Native Anericans movie, not a Vikings vs. Aliens movie. Anyway, this movie is really fun and decently produced. I'm surprised it's not a bigger cult hit. Best kinda schlock. Love it.
I wanted to like this film more than I did. It has a sufficiently preposterous premise, vikings vs. a space monster. But the execution leaves a bit to be desired. The movie needs to lose a solid twenty minutes or so, it just does not flow very well. The fight seems are difficult to understand at times. Parts of it are fun, and the second half of the film, having more monster stuff improves upon the first. The movie is just about on the verge of being recommendable as a Saturday afternoon time waster. It's not a bad movie, it's just not quite as fun as it needs to be.
This movie really caught me off guard. Knowing the plot, I expected it to be tacky but it was really well done for a fantasy sci-fi action movie. The creatures were pretty awesome looking and who doesn't want to watch Vikings battle aliens?! The acting wasn't the best but I still enjoyed the story and melding of genres.
Flawed but ridiculously enjoyable anyway. Violent, bloody, completely insane and highly preposterous. There are scenes like the shield dance scene that just had me staring at the screen with my jaw open. But for whatever reason, maybe a mood thing or lack of expectation I loved the shit out of this bonkers film. The CG monster isn't brilliantly rendered but has a great design, the film is stuffed full of atmospheric moments where it's deadly nature is revealed and the finale is tense and and filled with more pathos than I expected once the truth of the monster's origin is revealed. It's a sad depressing take and one that rings true in the world of increasing animal extinction through human interference.
Anyway that slight bit of heavy messaging aside, this film is dumb sci fi fun, a glossy b-movie in the best sense and one I'll happily watch again.
I don't know quite what The Weinstein Company is thinking in how they distributed this film. It recieved a wide release smaller than some art house films (only 81 theaters, some of them for a single weekend with no national ad campaign), and their exclusive with another video rental joint, I honestly don't know how they plan to recoup any of the budget. A mix of sci-fi and period action piece, a spaceship from another planet crashes on Earth, in pursuit of a monster called the Moorwen, a bioluminescent beast with long tail and big pointy teeth. The native inhabitants of the time, Vikings, don't know quite what to make of the spaceman and his story about a "dragon" until…
No idea why this is one of my fave films of all time. I think it was just believable all the way, despite the fact that the protagonist is an alien who's crashlanded in a viking settlement while hunting a giant vicious alien dog that's really just pissed the alien's people wiped out it's entire planet. Everyone in it is surprisingly real for what amounts to a low-budget movie; the relationships are realistic, the conflicts and emotions are realistic; it doesn't turn the single female character in it to a romantic afterthought; the action is rocking; the blood is liberal; there's a few laughs; some manly bonding; some effective sacrifices.
Actually I know why it' one of my fave films; what I don't know is why more people don't love it.
Sword and Sorcery / Medieval / Swords and Sandals / High Fantasy / RPG / Pen & Paper inspiration
Aliens, Asteroids, Space, Intergalactic Insanity!