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A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013)

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Inspired by true events. Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne - a book of great beauty and power - to the ... See full summary »

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Apostle
Ian Dicks ...
Saxon Warrior
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Older Hereward
Lindsey Fickling ...
Saxon Warrior
Paul Gamble ...
Saxon Warrior
Huw Garmon ...
Atelic
Christopher Godwin ...
Athelstan
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Saxon Warrior
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Ambushing Bowman
Aled Humphreys ...
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Saxon Warrior
Richard James ...
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Hamal
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Inspired by true events. Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne - a book of great beauty and power - to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell- bent on its capture. On his way to the monastery, he meets a fierce and skilled swordsman who answers his prayers and dedicates his life to protecting Hereward while he delivers the book. In the midst of their journey, they are confronted by Vikings ready to kill in order to get what they want, leaving Hereward and his protector at their mercy. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

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Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Sleepy, slow and talky
3 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

For a film that had all the potential to be high paced and explore a wonderful bit of history, this sure fell flat on multiple fronts. The script was trite and slow, with many scenes of just trekking through woods or sitting on hillsides, repeating themes and plot points over and over again. This slowed the pace down to a point where I actually started to fall asleep in places. I understand low budget film making, but it really just felt like some friends got together and shot something quick over a few weekends. The fight choreography was painfully bad- that actors just looked really awkward and unsure... not sure if it was a result of lack of rehearsal time or poor instruction. In short, what could have been a delightful tale, turned out to be quite slow and anti-climactic. Oh and for the love of Odin, VIKING HELMETS NEVER HAD HORNS!!!


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