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.