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Hammer of the Gods (2013)
Good movie with weak plot.
I was a little surprised by this movie. I'm a clashing of the swords type of fan anyway so with that on my side I found myself kind of sucked in by the characters. I enjoyed them very much. Admittedly, the plot was of the weaker variety but the characters sold this one for me straight from minute one.
The outdoor scenes showing off the wet, cloudy misty forest of the UK could have been a little better. They made sure to show the rugged landscape but, missed an opportunity to do a better job. I'm not from the UK and understood the film maker's attempt. I don't know what it lacked, but it lacked something! It gave the movie a B type quality for me personally. Thank goodness for the the good actors!
There just weren't enough horses, rattling of chains, boiled leather or viking boats. One of the guys actually spoke Welsh according to another reviewer. That was cool. I hadn't heard that before. The main character never reached any sort of hero status and that was fine with me. Everyone can''t come to the rescue of every danged damsel in distress or family member for that matter.
If they had just thrown in a few more horses snorting in the cold misty air, more creaking wooden boats, better viking camps scenes and maybe filmed on at least one sunny day I would have given it another point. Of course all of this is totally my own stinky, personal opinion!
I'm sure that the Hammer of the Gods is not for the more refined and cultured movie palates but, for the weekend 'reclinerholics' like me, kicking back with a few suds, it kept me entertained.