#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. In 922 A.D., Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad en route to meet with the King of Saqaliba when he is captured by a gang of Vikings. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women. However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path — including the flesh of the men they have killed.
Plot: A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend.
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After a troubled production that saw the budget balloon to nearly $160 million and writer Michael Crichton step in and take over directing duties from John McTiernan (‘Predator’, ‘Die Hard’) on a series of re-shoots, ‘The 13th Warrior’ (Based on Crichton’s novel “Eaters Of The Dead”, well worth reading on its own), opened to scathing reviews and weak box office. According to Wikipedia, it’s the biggest box office bomb in history. Quite a pedigree, eh? But here’s the thing. It’s a really good movie.
Featuring a classic stranger in a strange land formula and moving without any wasted motion–without sacrificing story or character, ‘The 13th Warrior’ is a rousing, old fashioned adventure tale. Antonio Banderas leads a cast of mostly unknowns, but everyone really makes the most out of their characters; particularly the 13 warriors themselves. Accompanied by a stirring score from the great Jerry Goldsmith, The 13th Warrior sits atop my list of the most underrated films of certainly the last few decades, if not all-time. Forget the naysayers, if you like the action/adventure genre, I think You’ll like this one.
Avid Merrion Stars In A Crap Film
I saw THE 13TH WARRIOR immediately after seeing the surreal and funny comedy show BO SELECTA and I couldn’t help noticing that Antonio Banderas voice resembles Avid Merrion . I couldn’t help laughing every time Banderas’s character Ahmed Fadlan opened his mouth to add narration to the story , when he said ” We traveled to the lands of the north ” I kept expecting him to say ” So I could meet some really sexy blonde ladies , ah really really lurve Abi Titmuss ”
Seeing as this brought amusement to the proceedings I’m glad I was reminded of Avid Merrion because that’s the only entertainment to be had by the first hour of this movie whose narrative is entirely taken up by Ahmed traveling with a group of viking warriors to the lands of the north which is even less exciting than it sounds . The lack of involvement for the audience isn’t helped by a ridiculous revelation that Ahmed can understand the viking’s language after all and up until this point we have to watch large sections of the movie where no English is spoken . Wouldn’t it have been far better to have the characters understand each others language right from the start of the film no matter who illogical this would have been ?
So after an hour where nothing of any interest happens the film settles down to its main plot of having the Avid Merrion soundalike and his multi-lingual mates protecting the Nordic people from an army of cannibalistic redneck scumbags . Again I don’t want to give the impression that this sounds exciting in anyway because it’s not . Director John McTiernan at the time was well regarded because of his work on DIE HARD , THE HUNT FOR RED October and PREDATOR and is probably now best remembered for the debacle that is the ROLLERBALL remake you get an idea how variable his can be . The battle scenes in THE 13TH WARRIOR are probably the worst action scenes of McTiernan’s career , they’re badly edited and so darkly lit that it’s almost impossible to see what’s taking place on screen . Compared to Ridley Scott’s work on GLADIATOR and most especially Peter Jackson’s THE TWO TOWERS the battle scenes here are very poor indeed and I’m at a loss to understand the relatively high rating by IMDb voters . I give THE 13TH WARRIOR three out of ten
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, History
Director John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Writer Michael Crichton, William Wisher, Warren Lewis
Actors Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm