Late To The Party

August 11, 2008

I’m a little late to the Beowulf party, but I finally got to see it last night and it was totally awesome. I think there’s a severe lack of modern Pirate and Viking movies. Pirates and Vikings are essentially the same thing, buccaneers set in different time periods. As of 1990 there’s really only the Pirates Of The Caribbean series that are awesome pirate movies and The 13th Warrior and Beowulf that are awesome Viking movies. I don’t count Pathfinder because that was total trash. I’m also not counting Erik The Viking because that was a comedy and not really a high adventure movie. I’m also not counting Roger Corman’s Viking Women & The Sea Serpent because it was made in the 50’s with claymation and such.  Anyway, The 13th Warrior and Beowulf are essentially the same thing with a guy coming into a Viking village to get rid of a monster or monsters so in that respect they’re really the same movie. I just don’t understand why stories that are so rich with adventurous potential like Pirate and Viking stories always get the shaft when it comes to movies.


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