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Outlander (2008)

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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.

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Storyline

In 709 AD, in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric, believing that he killed the locals - Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Latvia)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,581 (USA) (23 January 2009)

Gross:

$160,641 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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Thomas Jane and Sean Bean were among those considered to play Kainan, before Jim Caviezel agreed to the part. See more »

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After the trap fails to kill the monster and the appearance of the baby one from the well, Kainan is seen pulling a bucket of blood red water from the well and pouring it on the side. When he then enters the well the water has no blood in it whatsoever. See more »

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Freya: If you truly believe that you write the tale of your life, then the end is up to you.
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References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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I mean seriously, Nordic swordplay and a kick-ass alien what more could you possibly want !?!?
30 January 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

In its genre: fantasy and sci-fi this is a guaranteed winner. Yes, it IS Alien vs. Highlander... and if you don't think that sounds awesome, well then you're missing out.

What lifts this though is a great cast, tight filming, good production, and, above all, some heart and soul that's been missing.

Honestly this is straight-out entertainment - the Alien is seriously bad, and the Nordic stuff is just how you'd want it to be. Just violent enough, with some horror, but nothing OTT it is very, very good at achieving its objectives.

All in all a great film and a definite Sci-Fi / Fantasy con favorite in the making...


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