“Pathfinder (2007)”

pathfinder.jpgKarl Urban
Moon Bloodgood
Russell Means
Ralf Moeller
Jay Tavare
Nathaniel Arcand
Kevin Loring
Clancy Brown

Unrated           107min           2007

“Pathfinder(2007)” is about a Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

This film is justifiably violent. Taking place over 1000 ago you could feel the violence that came with that age. Has some of the best actors seen in the fantasy action adventures. It’s a film that gives you that savage feeling like “300”.

“Pathfinder”has violent that doesn’t come off as gratuitous by just a part of the time. I imaged that around 800 A.D. life was truly violent. If man is not one thing he is violent. As a viewer you understand where the Viking violent plundering comes from and you understand the iron-will of the Native American and Ghost even when they are facing a far superior force.

Karl Urban (“The Bourne Supremacy”, “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy”) plays Ghost, a Viking left on the shores of North America, as a boy and raise by a Native American tribe. Clancy Brown (“Highlander”) with that distinctive voice, plays Viking, leading a raiding Viking party coming to the shores of North America 15 years after Ghost was left behind. Moon Bloodgood (Journeman)plays Ghost love interest and the daughter of ‘Patherfinder’. Ralf Moeller ( “The Scorpion King”), a former Mister Universe, plays another Viking at odds with Ghost.

“Pathfinder” was designed too have a a heightened graphic novel feel. It does come across as realistic yet heightened. It’s full of graphic novel gore. You see the destruction of the violent but without over use of blood.

Inspire by a foreign film of the same name from 1987. Laeta Kalogridis (Birds of Prey, Bionic Woman) wrote the screenplay and add several elements like the love story. I think it’s on par with other fantasy adventures films that I have seen. This reminds me of “Legend (Ultimate Edition)”.

This has a very standard bonus feature. There is a director commentary. It has a few deleted scenes, seven behind the scene featurettes, and the concept trailer. It has movie previews for “Perfect Creature”, “Day Watch”, “Night Watch”, “28 Weeks Later”, “Wrong Turn 2”, “Lake Placid 2”, and “Mr. Brooks”.

I give it 3/5 Gs.


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