Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Outlandish Behaviour

Bad movie bingo is back! In amongst the 30 day SF challenge and my Big Finish reviews I found time to watch Outlander from 2008, directed by Howard McCain.

James Caviezel plays an alien bounty hunter called Johnny Alpha Kainan who crash lands in eighth century Norway and has to help a bunch of Vikings hunt down a deadly dragon beastie that has escaped from his space ship. John Hurt's in there as the Viking king, plus there's Sophia Myles as a tough Viking warrior maiden, and Ron Perlman plays a huge hammer wielding Viking called Wulf Gunnar (sorry).

Come on, if you're going to make a Strontium Dog movie have the guts to come out and say so. Honestly, 2000AD should sue. All it needed was a Gronk to turn up and I would have been content.

This was rubbish but vaguely enjoyable rubbish. If the leading man wasn't so gloomy all the time it would have helped, but on the whole not too bad. I wouldn't recommend spending more than £1.99 on it but if you have the popcorn this film will do the job.

Two beasts, no breasts, heads, shoulders, knees and toes roll. 3 out of 5 Joe Bob Briggs stars. Now if they had just called it Strontium Dog, or even Terror Tram they could have challenged Pierce for the title.

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