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Hammer of the Gods (2013)

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A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

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Farren Blackburn

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Matthew Read
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlie Bewley ... Steinar
Clive Standen ... Hagen
James Cosmo ... King Bagsecg
Elliot Cowan ... Hakan
Glynis Barber ... Astrid
Ivan Kaye ... Ivar
Michael Jibson ... Grim
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ... Jokul
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Vali
Alexandra Dowling ... Agnes
Finlay Robertson ... Harald
Michael Lindall ... Saxon Leader
Francis Magee ... Ulric the Chronicler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Alfieri ... Viking Cave Dweller
Marko Bennachimo ... Saxon Thug
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Storyline

A high energy, high concept, stylish action epic set in the Norse world sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving British landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious who his people are relying on to restore order to their kingdom following the bloody death of their king. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciocanul zeilor See more »

Filming Locations:

Beacon national park, Wales

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,590
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vertigo Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Standen also plays a viking in the History television show Vikings. See more »

Quotes

Steinar: You go to such lengths to build these churches, making sure they strike terror into the hearts of all who come near. It's just a room with a door... no different to a prison.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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No thunder...
2 June 2013 | by stefgrigSee all my reviews

I tried to like "Hammer of the gods", tried really hard. But it reminded me of a bad version of the excellent series Vikings, having none of what is good about it.

No character is developed enough, the action feels cheap and forced. Focus is lost constantly throughout the movie , and the story lacks cohesion. Violence serves no purpose, it is uninspired and dull , even disturbing at times. It is very disappointing to see a classic story and a chance for something good , wasted as much.

Acting is not so bad, I kinda liked Eliot Cowan (Hakan) and Clive Standen (Hagen) whose role is the same as in Vikings, and hes rather good at it. The rest felt direction-less and anemic.

They should have copied Vikings more.


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