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Hammer of the Gods (2013)

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A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

Director:

Farren Blackburn

Writer:

Matthew Read
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlie Bewley ... Steinar
Clive Standen ... Hagen
James Cosmo ... King Bagsecg
Elliot Cowan ... Hakan
Glynis Barber ... Astrid
Ivan Kaye ... Ivar
Michael Jibson ... Grim
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ... Jokul
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Vali
Alexandra Dowling ... Agnes
Finlay Robertson ... Harald
Michael Lindall ... Saxon Leader
Francis Magee ... Ulric the Chronicler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Alfieri ... Viking Cave Dweller
Marko Bennachimo ... Saxon Thug
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A high energy, high concept, stylish action epic set in the Norse world sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving British landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious who his people are relying on to restore order to their kingdom following the bloody death of their king. Written by Anonymous

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Action | History | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Clive Standen also plays a viking in the History television show Vikings. See more »

Quotes

Steinar: You go to such lengths to build these churches, making sure they strike terror into the hearts of all who come near. It's just a room with a door... no different to a prison.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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A Solid British Film No Less Historically Accurate than "Vikings".
17 August 2013 | by alan-51-111974See all my reviews

I'm Welsh, so forgive me if I fail the US spell-check.

Firstly I'm bewildered, amused and dismayed by many of the comments: "Funny British Accents" (they're English accents), followed up by "Would be OK in Trainspotting II" (which is a Scottish film with Scottish accents), yes there are three countries in Great Britain. It's not called Great because it's great, it's to distinguish it from Brittany in France, formerly known as Little Britain after some Britons fled the Saxons and colonised the area. There's a bit of history for you.

Then we get into the historical accuracy of it all... and "Vikings" is held up as a better example, when most of "Vikings" is historically wrong.

Unlike "Vikings" this is a fantasy, it's not supposed to represent history, it's also not a Hollywood film, it's a "British" (English) one, that's why everyone talks with a "Funny British Accent".

There's also a fair amount of Old English and a snippet of Old Welsh, I don't think I've heard those languages used on film before.

It's main flaws are in trying to pander to the U.S. market (make it simpler and dumber)... yet it has strong performances throughout, a great lead in Charlie Bewley, fantastic settings, a solid although somewhat bipolar score, solid cinematography and a half-decent script.

People lap this stuff up in Game of Thrones yet as soon as you fix something which is obviously a fantasy to a point in history it get's pulled apart?

It's a solid 7. I'd have given it a 6 yet I find my patriotism roused by indignation at ignorance.

If you want to find something that completely lacks historical accuracy, only happened a couple of hundred years ago yet is revered as a great film, please watch Lincoln.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hammer of the Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Beacon national park, Wales

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,590
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Production Co:

Vertigo Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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