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Viking 'dragon' ships from the mysterious Norse lands arrived out of nowhere to invade a pristine North America. When they leave, a young Viking child is left. He is eventually he is adopted by the local Wampanoag Indians, who raise him to become a skilled hunter and warrior. He is known to his tribe as Ghost.
Action Adventure Drama - This is an extremely brutal, bloody story with very graphic
violence. There are approximately five or so main battle scenes so
there's more to the story than just killing, but not a lot. This
story reminded me of "Rambo" because the main good guy uses stealth
and cunning to defeat a much more powerful adversary. NOTE: The brutal Viking warriors speak their language and it
is subtitled. The Native Americans speak English.
PROFANITY: Four mild words are spoken (actually subtitled). SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND BLOODY THROUGHOUT! DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Several major battles and lots of chasing around. Fast paced. COMEDY: Just a couple of mildly funny moments.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average If Pathfinder wasn't attempting to be a significant historical account, why didn't the filmmakers flesh out the characters and give the viewer a reason to care about their fates? Instead, all cinematic creativity seems to have focused on devising the most repellent ways to maim and murder.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers:I'm very surprised at these opinions, especially from the younger males. My wife and I enjoyed this movie very much. Apparently we are in the minority because these opinions aren't very good at all. In fact, they're bordering on terrible. The teen males are about the only ones who truly enjoyed this movie. Most every other group rated it in the above average to below average range, or lower. That's not very good. Quite a few of you will likely enjoy "Pathfinder" very much, but your chances of being disappointed are quite high. I would recommend caution and maybe a matinee to be safe.
A Viking child becomes the lone
survivor of a shipwreck, after his marauding Norse clan raids a coastal Native American
village for slaves. Despite his blonde hair and strange language - and concerns that evil will
follow the boy wherever he goes - the ten year-old is adopted by the local Wampanoag
Indians, who raise him to become a skilled hunter and warrior.
But fifteen years later, the pale young man known to his tribe as Ghost (KARL
URBAN) is still trying to escape his past. Now, as the Vikings return to storm America
again, this time they will carry out a barbaric attack that will annihilate Ghost's beloved tribe
and endanger the woman he loves (MOON BLOODGOOD). Once again a survivor on the
run, and thirsting for blood vengeance, Ghost comes under the guidance of the Pathfinder
(RUSSELL MEANS), a powerful shaman who foresees the enraged young man's unexpected
destiny: as the hard-won hero who will wage a one-man war against the Vikings and
becomes his people's savior.