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    January 16, 2009

    OUTLANDER

    ENGLISH - (18SG) - 1 January 2009 - Action Adventure / Science Fiction
    Distributor: The Weinstein Company
    Running time: about 115 mins.
    Director: Howard McCain
    Producers: Barrie M. Osborne, Chris Roberts
    Writers: Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain
    Casts: James Caviezel, Sophie Myles, Ron Pearlman, John Hurt, Jack Huston
    Plot: During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a faraway world, crash lands on Earth, bringing along with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are both seeking revenge for the violent wrongs committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea says:

    This is a movie that resembles much of a Star Craft game. A cross between science fiction and medieval adventure seems to be a good idea until you found out that the match does not work well in Outlander. It's too weird and too lambast to be accepted.
    In this movie, an outer-space humanoid creature or man - crash land somewhere around the Viking land in 700s while a beast was carried in the space craft at the same time. Therefore, he needs to embark in a journey to kill the monster beast, named Moorwen from terrorizing the human. Thus, he lead an alliences with the Vikings to destroy them.

    How many of you will realize that James Cazeivel is the Jesus from the Passion of the Christ? Yes, he turned himself from a holy-gorgeous title character of our beloved prophet into somehow an emotionless and agitating hero that lead the Vikings into war against beast. It seems that James Caviezel did not put enough glitters into the movie thus made it less stellar. The only best part is that the first human language he spoke (in English) was F*** and if he did tell you a story of his past, the emotion does rolls in. The employment of Ron Pearlman od Hellboy is nothing but a distraction. He only played a small cameo role of a rival Viking tribe.

    The story is a little bit out of its usual shape. I would only said the idea and concept used in the movie are good but displaying a very rare excitement to ignite the movie. The pace can be sloopy and it can be too quick; it is just inconcsistent. Other than that, illogical story!! Imagine a high tech metal from the extra-terrestrial world been forged in fire and made into Viking's weapon? Or imagine how the Moorwen can breed in few days into a few younglings suggesting that they are higly breed-able? Also, the plot is a bit tricky and very random at most of the time.

    The story may be not as good as it seem but it was well compensated by the effects and cinematography. The visualization of the beast works well and seems awesome. Again, cinematography saves the movie a little.

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST
    - 2.5 stars

    STORY - 2.0 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.0 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.5 stars
    an overall >> 2.5 stars

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