During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking’s Iron Age weaponry.
There may be spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.
Ah, fantasy and sci-fi. Book stores love to sholve them in the same stands even if the their point of views are completely different. And then comes a movie to put them together. Fortunately, it kinda works. Kinda.
So yeah, you have this spaceman, with this awesome technology that makes him capable of traveling around the stars, when something goes wrong, he crashes on Earth in the age of Vikings, his prisioner, an alien (like in the movie)-like monster escapes and now he have to recapture it with the help of the residents. Again, it kinda works, ’cause he proves to be a worth warrior and the Vikings accept him to fight the thing they never saw before.
But not that the movie is flawless. Yes, it’s a dumb-down action movie like every other without the explosions, but at some point the spaceman decides to create a weapon using the metal from his ship and uses a viking forge to mold the metal. Now, let me get this straight: You have a ship that can fly around the space, resist huge amounts of gravity, have withstand the heat from re-entering the gravity of Earth and can be easily be molded with fire. Right. I can accept that there is a chance of time-travel or another human-like race that can fly in space, but I can’t accept this fucking up of simple logic.
My rating: 3 or 5 (’cause sometimes you want your brain to rot a bit.)
Yahoo! released a list of 100 movies you should see before you die. So I decided to check how many I need to watch:
- 12 Angry Men (1957)
Watched it. Both versions (original and the new one.) Absolutely amazing. I know that the list is in alphabetical order, but it surely deserves, in my opinion, to be on the top of the list.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Yup, I did. I still don’t understand the ending, no matter how many times I watch it.
- The 400 Blows (1959)
- 8 ½ (1963)
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
A very vague “maybe’ here. I saw a lot of Beatles movies (I blame my mum), but I can’t be sure if I watched it or not. I surely remember Yellow Submarine, but this one…
- The African Queen (1952)
- Alien (1979)
Watched it, but I don’t think it’s that impressive. Sure, it opened the doors for sci-fi horror genre (or, at least, put it on a visible place) but… I don’t know, maybe anything horror related is not my type.
- All About Eve (1950)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Apocalypse Now (1979)
Yup. It’s weird, but not as close as 2001. Maybe I should watch it again.
- The Battle of Algiers (1967)
- The Bicycle Thief (1948)
- Blade Runner (1982)
Watched it. Also watched the 3D photo in it. I still didn’t watch the director’s cut (which apparently have a complete different ending.)
- Blazing Saddles (1974)
I look at the pictures on IMDB and I have that feeling that “Hey, I think I remember that”, but I really can’t say if I watched it fully or not. Counting as “no”.
- Blow Up (1966)
- Blue Velvet (1986)
Again, a vague “maybe”. I’m counting as “no”.
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
I kinda remember Warren Beatty on this, but every time I try to remember him acting, I come with “Dick Tracy”. Counting as “no”.
- Breathless (1960)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
I fucking know the main theme, and all the plot and I suspect I can pull some scenes from my mind, but I can’t really say that I watched it all.
- Bringing Up Baby (1938)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Again, vague “maybe”. Again, counting as “no”.
- Casablanca (1942)
Some scenes, I don’t know which song Sam have to play all the time, so “no”.
- Chinatown (1974)
- Citizen Kane (1941)
That’s one movie that it is on my list for a long time and I never watched.
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Yes. And no, I didn’t think it was silly that people could walk up or stand still on bamboos.
- Die Hard (1988)
Yippie Kai Yay.
- Do the Right Thing (1989)
I remember that there was a big announcement about this movie and it made the name “Spike Lee” appear everywhere at the time, but I haven’t watched it.
- Double Indemnity (1944)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
- Duck Soup (1933)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Yup. And, at the end, I was scared that I would cross E.T. everywhere (hey, I was just a kid at the time and I saw on the cinema.)
- Enter the Dragon (1973)
Again, scenes, most of the story but I don’t think I saw the whole thing. I’m making a “no”, although it’s a probable “yes”.
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
- The French Connection (1971)
Michael Caine, right? [Checks IMDB] No, Gene Hackman. It’s a “no”. (Hey, what’s the name of that movie where they steal bars of gold and run in small cars and, in the end, their truck is about to fall in a cliff?)
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Godfather, Part II (1974)
- Goldfinger (1964)
All 007 movies. When I found the first one in the movie rental shop, I started renting one of the series every week (I couldn’t watch movies on the VHS on weekdays.)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
Also in my list, but due everyone mentioning the name. Still haven’t watched it.
- Goodfellas (1990)
- The Graduate (1967)
- Grand Illusion (1938)
- Groundhog Day (1993)
Yup. More than once. Bill Murray was absolutely fantastic.
- In the Mood For Love (2001)
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This move is my list since forever. I saw one of the last scenes (when the guy gets in the house and around his family) but I haven’t watched it yet.
- Jaws (1975)
Pieces there and there, but not the whole thing. No.
- King Kong (1933)
Pieces there and there, but not the whole thing. And yes, I know it’s the original one and I’m not kidding.
- The Lady Eve (1941)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)
- M (1931)
- M*A*S*H (1970)
I saw some episodes of the series, but never the movie.
- The Maltese Falcon (1941)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Modern Times (1936)
Scenes there and there, but not the whole thing.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
I did, but it’s only a model.
- National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
- Network (1976)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- On the Waterfront (1954)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
- Paths of Glory (1958)
- Princess Mononoke (1999)
- Psycho (1960)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
Sure. English motherfucker, do you speak it?
- Raging Bull (1980)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Yes and I never actually found out why asps? Why there always have to be asps?
- Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
- Rashomon (1951)
- Rear Window (1954)
- Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
- Rocky (1976)
Yup. Me and AAADRIAAAAANNNNNNN!!!
- Roman Holiday (1953)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Yup, and I made it worth it.
- Schindler’s List (1993)
Yes. (no funny quote this time.)
- The Searchers (1956)
- Seven Samurai (1954)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Yes, dear Clarice.
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Believe it or not, yes. And he sings and dances just ONCE in the whole movie.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
Parts there and there, but not the whole thing. Also, the pieces I watched were enough to convince me that Marilyn Monroe was not an actress.
- The Sound of Music (1965)
Yes, and I still sing the “Good night” song from time to time.
- Star Wars (1977)
- Sunset Blvd. (1950)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- The Third Man (1949)
- This is Spinal Tap (1984)
- Titanic (1997)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
- Toy Story (1995)
Watched it to infinity and beyond!
- The Usual Suspects (1995)
- Vertigo (1958)
- When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Yes. And the last scene, when Harry tells how he feels to Sally is truly one of the things I wish I could have the guts and the memory to tell someone. That and the scene in “L.A. Story”, when Steve Martin tells how he would change a lot of stuff to not let the girl go away.
- Wild Strawberries (1957)
- Wings of Desire (1988)
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Yes, but it was the re-colorized version (whatever they call it.)
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Vague “maybe” again…
- The World of Apu (1959)
Yup, lot’s to watch. I can’t die yet.