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Old 04-27-06, 05:39 AM
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Pathfinder - Karl Urban

This looks like it could be good.

trailer:
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/path...7RTjQtc3ZfVXcA

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A thousand years in the past, a young Viking boy is accidentally left behind during a skirmish between the Vikings and Native Americans. The Native Americans raise the boy as their own, but when their village is wiped out from a Viking raid, the adopted Viking becomes his people's savior in battling the Norsemen.

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Old 04-27-06, 06:36 AM
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It's directed by Marcus Nispel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake). I'm sure it'll be exciting. Karl Urban's movie choices have been a tad up and down. He was in the LOTR movies, then followed that with Chronicles of Riddick, then wisely chose Bourne Supremacy, only to follow that up with Doom. I hope this is one of the good choices.
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Yeah we saw the preview for this at the theater the other day. It was the first I had ever heard of it. It looks like an incredible action flick. Definitely adding it to my summer movie schedule.
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Old 04-27-06, 08:15 AM
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He was in the LOTR movies, then followed that with Chronicles of Riddick, then wisely chose Bourne Supremacy, only to follow that up with Doom. I hope this is one of the good choices.

but his best role, was in the very offbeat New Zealand 2000 film:

The Price of Milk
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People in the theatre I was at, were laughing at the trailer. I think this one could either be a very cool, stylish action pic, or could be a so bad it's good B movie. Frankly, I'll take either, should be entertaining regardless.

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Old 04-27-06, 11:02 AM
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I'm sold, I just like the idea that it takes place way back when. Even though this is obviously not a historical picture, It still is something you don't see in movies much (ever?)
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Old 04-27-06, 12:16 PM
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"run and you may live; fight and you may die"

uh...i think i've heard that before, almost verbatim.

and then there's the shot near the end:





someone's been keeping up with their "historical" epics
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Old 04-27-06, 01:40 PM
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Well Im a sucker for these movies and love it. I CANT wait to see it. The preivew looked fantastic, though I could have done without the Christmas Vacation sled ride
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Old 04-27-06, 07:00 PM
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I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the preview, mostly because this movie was nowhere on my radar. How rare is it that you see a preview for a movie you didn't even know existed?

Ancient Viking's fighting it out....as long as its more about Urban fighting the hordes and less about his life as the "outside" it could be entertaining.

I think mdc is right, it could either be really good, or venture into good B movie territory, either way, something I'll be checking out.
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Old 04-27-06, 07:47 PM
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This has a "Reign of Fire" vibe to it. May share the same audience as that film.
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Old 04-28-06, 08:41 AM
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Oh goody. Another big brave white man rescues the poor helpless natives flick.

Vikings vs Indians is still a pretty good premise, though.
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Old 06-02-06, 05:21 AM
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Lots of new pics and large interviews with the director and executive producer:

Pathfinder Set Visit - Part 1
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=14804

Pathfinder Set Visit - Part 2
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=14805
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Old 06-02-06, 09:25 AM
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Hate the trailer, but the premise sounds interesting and I'm curious to see what Nispel can do with it (I actually liked the Texas Chainsaw remake).
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Looks interesting on the subject matter alone. Might check it out from pure curiousity.
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Old 07-11-06, 01:21 PM
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So I was planning on going to see this at the end of the month, but it appears to have been moved to September 8th?
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Old 07-11-06, 05:51 PM
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Its got FREAKIN' VIKINGS in the flick! Im so there...
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Old 08-16-06, 02:06 PM
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I know there isn't much interest in this, but apparently Pathfinder has now been pushed to January of 2007? What the hell is going on with this thing? I was looking forward to checking it out. Oh well.
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Old 08-16-06, 02:55 PM
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At least it squashed Harlin's Northmen film (hopefully). Northmen has been at WB for almost 10 years and someone else beat them to the punch

At Comic Con, basically Nispel said... hey I haven't seen a Viking pic in a while after not being able to get a gladiator movie off then Gladiator comes out.. then not getting a pirate movie off and PotC came out.. go figure.
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Old 08-17-06, 12:48 AM
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It looks like fun. Count me in.

BTW, was that Russell Means?
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Old 08-17-06, 09:27 AM
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Clancy Brown is in it too.. speaking ..um.. viking.
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Old 08-18-06, 11:31 AM
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Really? I didn't notice him in the trailer. I hope he and Russell Means have ample screentime.
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Old 08-19-06, 09:52 PM
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Looks pretty damn entertaining to me. I like Urban and I've enjoyed most of the recent films he's been in. I'm also a big fan of The 13th Warrior and this looks to have a similar vibe going on. I don't know if I'll bother to catch this in a theater, but if it gets decent enough reviews it might warrant a blind buy once the DVD comes out.
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Old 10-10-06, 03:08 PM
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Well July has come and gone, where is this movie? Im probably looking forward to this the most.
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Old 10-10-06, 03:30 PM
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I'm wondering the same thing myself. Is it still coming to theatres or will it now be straight to video?
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Old 10-10-06, 03:33 PM
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Looks like the new date is 1/12/07. Probably a smart move. This probably would have gotten crushed during the Summer schedule.
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