Outlander (2008)

IMDB plot:

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’s 100 Movies To See Before You Die

Yahoo! released a list of 100 movies you should see before you die. So I decided to check how many I need to watch:

Yup, lot’s to watch. I can’t die yet.