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Hammer Of The Gods Reviews

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½ October 21, 2013
Hammer of the Gods is another pelts and swords action-flick most-likely wanting to cash-in on the Game of Thrones brand while also giving the story a rock-n-roll vibe towards the film's beginning before settling in for a standard Dark Ages story with heavy focus on swordplay and gratuitous blood and carnage. In 871 AD, the Isle of Britain finds itself in the middle of a bloody and long drawn-out conflict for the control of it between the Vikings of the north who believe in the gods of Valhalla and the Saxons who have embraced the White Christ of the European continent. The story follows the young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley - the Twilight saga), a prince who has come to the isle with a few of his friends as back-up for a struggling Viking army that had been led by Steinar's wounded father. The film begins rather heavy-handed with a lot of noise and violence but calms down tremendously as Stenair is sent on a quest of finding a missing brother (the heir) and bring him back to their dying father. The middle portion of the film is actually a tolerable watch but the film's final third becomes a dreadful mess as both religions are pitted against one another in one scene after another. It is expected that the religions would face off with one another, but how Hammer of the Gods does it is a mind-boggling, chaotic muddle -- namely in a very long scene with no subtitles but a lot of talk followed by a grisly bout of man vs. man brawling. It is unfortunate that Hammer ends on these notes as little makes sense towards the end of the movie. The film has a few brief moments to enjoy (and it does have a nice foggy look to it); but most of the film makes little sense ... which is exactly what the Vikings would be saying about the White Christ.
½ June 5, 2013
Viking battle. A brother betrays his clan... and more battling. The fights were cool, but it didn't really seam to go anywhere. The story pretty much sucked in this and the fights weren't enough to save it.
½ November 8, 2013
More like hammer of the mortals, as there are no gods present. Even if you are speaking metaphorically saying the humans are akin to gods, it is still not accurate as they were not godlike either.
½ July 24, 2014
The poster is interesting. But the movie, poorly crafted film.
Action/Fight choreography is awful too.

1.5 Stars
½ July 6, 2014
Great scenery, great Battles, interesting story. People complaining of the gore have no place reviewing a movie about vikings.
March 5, 2014
Really bad. Just appallingly, embarrassingly bad.
½ December 19, 2013
Stupid dubstep Scottish vikings on a low budget
December 10, 2013
Honestly, I don't understand why this movie only gets a 4/10. It's very entertaining and moves well throughout the story. If you like this period of history, you'll appreciate this movie. Hey, not every movie can be a Mel Gibson joint. This one stacks up well enough to be in the front third of the class. Give it a watch.
½ July 1, 2013
76%

A Viking western.
½ December 6, 2013
Not as gritty as Valhalla Rising and not as visceral but, worth a watch.
½ November 29, 2013
Like Game of Thrones crossed with Braveheart but stripped of most of the budget !!
Nice Movie :)
November 26, 2013
Even with the action scenes and violence, this is a boring movie.
October 24, 2013
soso bloody action packed flick, but with a badass ending
October 18, 2013
It had potential. Shame to see it wasted by improper direction and skin deep supporting characters
½ October 10, 2013
Even my deep-seeded personal interest in Vikings and a lifetime of re-enactment couldn't put me in this awful film's corner. A sloppy, uninspired plot that misses making interesting decisions at every possible turn. A pointless and ultimately wasteful film that deserves neither the time it takes to watch it, nor the dollar you have to put into the RedBox. Avoid.
October 2, 2013
9th century Viking abandons norse gods, Christianity, and embraces the Enlightenment. This is entertainment for nitwits who do poker runs on Saturday afternoons.
September 27, 2013
love movies about vikings but this one aint that good,,,, oh liked the last song on outro
½ September 22, 2013
Stupid low budget piece of crap!
September 16, 2013
Falls apart at about half the movie
September 12, 2013
This movie feels like a bad game of thrones episode
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