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Summary: During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
There's a lot to like in this film, but ultimately it's too silly to take seriously on any level. Some good named actors turn in decent performances, and the creature design is nice, making this a fun film for fans of the genre.
A mindlessly fun low budget B movie about Vikings fighting an alien creature in a similar setting to Beowulf. The film is enjoyable to watch despite the obvious cheesiness and hokeyness of the production. Outlander is an alright sci-fi action adventure movie although it's far from great or even that memorable. Too many clichés, generic script, problematic acting, a low budget and some other related problems have hurt Outlander which has an interesting premise to build a story around. For a l
It's hardly original (green blood?), but it's entertaining and the cast was actually really great; except for Caviezel, the lead, who was just alright. Would have been awesome without the flashbacks though... mysterious and dark, really upping the epicness of that ending.
Shame on Criticker's almighty algorithm for not knowing that a man who loves him some Conan and loves him some Predator was going to love this movie. Okay, some of the dialogue is cheese, and some (okay, most) of the acting is meh, but come on--otherworldy man helping vikings hunt a bloodthirsty alien using nothing but wooden spikes, whale oil, and some painted shields? Fuck yeah.
Combines all the good stuff from a Viking era with Sci-Fi monsters and a man from the future. Good story, casting, acting, scenery, music, camera and direction. CGI was barely adequate. It was engaging from beginning to end, and there were a few nail biting scenes to keep the suspense going. Many horrific scenes, so not good for young children. I was captivated to the end. Jim Caviezel and Jack Huston were fun to watch as was Sophia Myles. Also John Hurt was awesome as usual.
Mixes vikings, that jesus guy and a predator rip-off, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. An otherwise strictly by-the-numbers creature feature, complete with uninteresting characters and terrible CGI, is sought spiced up by John Hurt as a wise king, and a completely redundant "monsters have feelings too" sub-plot. The ending is particularly stupid - Search and Rescue down the drain - but essentially: This movie isn't even lifted by featuring Ron Perlman as a viking. You heard me.
outrageously awesome, vikings vs aliens but don't give up on this little guy. It's part love story, part adventure, part action, part gore fest. It unbelievably continues to just get more awesome as the movie progresses and it's lengthy too. What are you waiting for?
ok... so... on all accounts this beowulf 2.0 shouldn't work. heck remember the godawful Chris Lambert version? But somehow the 13th Warrior meets Predator formula works. Possibly because the characters are fairly likable and the tone playful. One of the best Viking films i've seen... (not that there are many good ones out there)
Much like 'The Mist', I actually liked this movie except for its often tacky special effects, which really lessens the whole package. Otherwise, "Outlander" looks pretty good, moves swiftly, makes use of its bloody R-rating, and has a decent lead in Jim Caviezel. Some will find it to be goofy sci-fi (which it is) like you'd find on late night cable at 2 A.M., but I was entertained overall. If the film had a greater budget for its visual setbacks, I'd be able to give this a solid recommendation.
A hybrid of Army of Darkness and the Thirteenth Warrior, Outlander seems too good to be a direct to DVD release but not good enough to be a cult classic. The acting, special effects and script are all up to par but nothing stands out. Still a definite recommendation for anyone looking for a Viking fix after the Abysmal "Pathfinder".
"Planet of the Apes", "Predator", "Alien/s","Beowulf". Take your pick; this movie has significant traits of each of these. The movie is entertaining, but unoriginal. Its a nice attempt though, but I wont be reaching for the replay button for some time.
Jim Caviezel plays a conveniently human looking alien who crashes his spaceship in a lake in Norway during the Dark Ages, and then teams up with the local vikings to exterminate the extra-terrestrial killing machine he accidentally brought with him. Yeah the story is pretty cheesy, and the romantic interest is lame and tacked on, but the cast is great and the action is entertaining throughout. I mean, it's vikings....fighting a huge, slobbering alien monster....that's awesome.
"A film version of fish and chips - humble, honest fare that's ludicrous, inventive, gory within limits, and has a cast having so much fun it's hard not to be swept along with them. And besides, you can't have nouvelle cuisine every night of the week."
Outlander is a classic example of a silly yet fun sci-fi and although it does have its failings, overall it isn't all that bad. John Hurt and Ron Perlman provide some interesting characters, although I have to admit that it would have been nice to see much more of the latter. The design of the beast is also pretty unique, the implementation of the biological utilization of light as a weapon is certainly a nice one. Often, it comes across as being best described as technically coherent idiocy.
Does great work with a low budget and handily trounces many hollywood giants. Treads the line between fantasy and sci-fi and literally fuses the two into something greater. Absolutely deserves to become a cult classic.
This is like a high school drama where the rebel boy shows up and gets picked on, proves himself, and then becomes the new alpha male and gets the girl. Just throw in a generic monster, sci-fi back story, and vikings who squabble like teenagers and this is what you get. The CGI is laughable at times considering the 50 million dollar budget. It's not hard to see why this flopped hard and received no promotion. It would have done all right as made for TV but not as a feature film.
It's got vikings doing battle with aliens, which is obviously going to be really cool. Cinematography is great and the special effects are passable (much better than the effects in The Mist). Could have used much more of Ron Perlman though; he should have had a lead role.