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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
Jack Huston (Wulfric) did all of his own stunts (as did the other actors) and broke his shoulder during the film: at one point, he rolls underneath the Moorwen and slashes it with his sword; he offered to do the scene without a mat, and when he hit the ground he immediately realized it was broken. However, he continued with the take and waited until "cut" was called to get medical attention. The scene occurs about 79 minutes in, and he can be seen standing rigidly still in the next couple of shots after the stunt. See more »
After interrogating Kainan, Wulfric goes to a water trough to wash his face. In the background, a man is seen walking up to a campfire. When the camera angle changes, the man is not there and we see him walk towards the fire again. See more »
This thing has carved out a territory and you're in it!
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I mean seriously, Nordic swordplay and a kick-ass alien what more could you possibly want !?!?
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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