The 13th Warrior movie review

Genre: Action, historical fiction

Year of Release: 1990

Rated: R for violence, gore, and language

Director: John McTiernan

Summary: A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a trading post. Tale are pass around about strange creatures terrorizing a Viking village.

Review: Based off the book title Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton. A loosely retelling of Beowulf that play with the consent of what could have made the Beowulf story.

I like the action and the historical aspect.  Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan (play by Antonio Banderas) going off with Viking warriors, complete strangers to slay some monsters. Sounds similar to the Hobbit.

There is a bit of gore but, it not uses for "shock value". The fights are realistic, there messy and gory. What do you expect? A Princess Bride fencing duel. Someone had said this movie is for men. As a women I enjoy this movie. I didn't like the gore but, I did like the historical aspect. Another women that like this movie is my mom. She the one that recommended The 13th Warrior.

Re-Watchable: Maybe or maybe not.

Rate: 6/10

For more info: IMDb

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