Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vikingdom 2013 7 out of 10

Vikingdom 2013  7 out of 10

The story followa a Viking King Erick that is living in exile -being tasked with a quest to defeat the Almighty Thor. Thor is angered by the fact that the gods are being forgotten in a time where Christianity is spreading the globe.   Thor has lead a group of Viking to gather some anicent relics in order to open a bridge between heaven, hell and earth.   Erick gathers some Viking warriors and goes an a low budget (light on the special effects)  quest to put a stop to it.  The movie was surprisingly good.  It was like a poor man's 300,  that actually had some really good action sequences and stunt fighting.  Dominic Purcell did and excellent job in the main rule as Erick the Viking.

    I've seen very mixed reviews online for this film - but I disagree with the reviewers that didn't find it entertaining.   Sure there were some really cheesy looking scenes like when our hero in mythic story fashion descends into hell, that seems like it was straight out of The Beastmaster or the original Clash of the Titans.   Rather than finding those scenes bad -- It brought back memories of scenes from some of those 80's movies like Conan the Destroyer or Krull ---(films that I loved).   He even has to avoid a creature in hell that looks like the beast from Holy Grail in the cave of Ahhhhhhhh!.   It may not be the Viking adventure for everyone -- but I enjoyed this film.  The battle scenes were exciting and the finale was satisfying.

This movie was made by the same people that made Big Ass Spider --which I also liked ---so I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.   Zombeavers and Killer Mermaid....Sound good to me.

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