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  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2013
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 1, 2013
    70
    Vikingdom trembles with great dumb joy even before we meet the apparently handcrafted hell-dragon that looks like a set of windup chattering teeth combined with a homecoming float.
  2. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Oct 2, 2013
    63
    Intentionally or otherwise, Yusry Abd Halim allows the film, in all its candy-colored visuals and slow-mo-laden action scenes, to revel in its inherent campiness.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 3, 2013
    60
    A cheerfully silly action fantasy.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 6, 2013
    40
    The fight sequences are staged with admirable proficiency despite the often cheesy special effects.
  5. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Oct 3, 2013
    20
    Once you look past the carnage, special effects and colossal locales, all you're left with is the supper show at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
  6. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Oct 3, 2013
    20
    Poor computer-generated effects give the movie an unsettling, two-layered feel.
User Score
2.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Dec 21, 2013
    0
    It's only when you watch an action movie like this that you realise all those average action movies you've watched previous were actually quite good. You know that when you sit down to watch a movie like this it ain't gonna be Shakespeare or deeply profound, but you hope a certain minimum level of standard across the board is met. It is not.

    Script, acting, production values, CGI, editing, plot, wardrobe (possibly the worst wigs in cinema history) are terrible. The music is to standard (apart from the god awful metal intro) but is typical action fare and lacks depth and subtlety.

    The whole film has a sickly grey glow from poor CGI/Green Screen and poor lighting. There's barely anything real or organic about anything in the film. I guess, geographically speaking, Malaysian vistas do not lend themselves to Medieval Scandinavian geography. The acting is embarrassing for the most part. Dominic Purcell phones in his performance, appearing uninterested and embarrassed to be there. Craig Fairbrass plays a great Viking, but that's not a good thing given the context. This ain't a film that's going to go on their show reels.

    The plot has more holes than a sieve, lurching along inexplicable and without foundation or direction. The film is a vessel for each staged fight scene where undue attention (undue given to the fact the film is set in Sweden) is given to the obligatory martial arts performer.

    The wigs. Oh God, the wigs. And then there's the 'dragon'. I'll speak no more of THAT abomination.

    This is a Malaysian action movie about Vikings with English speaking actors. When you think of it like that, it's actually exactly what you'd expect it to be.
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  2. Oct 10, 2013
    1
    I was like, "Yay, Prison Break Movie!" until I saw the movie title. Not many people would love the idea of having Thor as a bad guy after watching the Marvel one.

    Proceed with caution, appeal only to B-movie lovers. This movie make Captain Battle Legacy War worthy for the Oscars.
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