It’s feast or famine when Arab ambassador Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan is sent to make peaceful contact with the barbaric Vikings in A.D. 922. Soon, he finds himself in the midst of a battle between the Norsemen and their supernatural, flesh-eating enemies.
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The good? Fantastic set pieces, huge action scenes, barbaric costumes, and an overall haunting atmosphere in the misty mountains. The bad? A central Arab character with a Spanish accent, messy storytelling, and a slow-moving first act. Was a good bit of fun, but had the potential to be so much better. Definitely an evolution of the same concept as Predator - an outsider fighting an outsider in a foreign arena.