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The old king longs for one more grand adventure and takes a group to an island two days journey away. The island is cursed, being the realm of a great and brutal Beast - said to be protected by Odin. The King discovers that this is where Agnar and the others met their deaths. When the Beast attacks, most are quickly killed. The frail King is locked in battle with the Beast, and cowardly Sven runs away under the guise of helping a wounded Eric, leaving the King to die.
Back in the village, Sven proclaims himself King and demands Freya wed him on the next full moon. Eric tells Freya the truth - that her Father might still be alive - and she sets out to free him, accompanied only be her friend Ingrid. They encounter the Beast and Freya exchanges herself for her wounded Father. Freya is left alone on the cursed island with the Beast and discovers all is not what it seems...
The film offers a different take on the Beauty and the Beast fable, drawing a strong contrast between the cowardly liar Sven and the cursed but noble Agnar. Sven is handsome, strong, and the best fighter of the clan - a natural choice to be the next king. But his cruel and cowardly ways make the beautiful Princess Freya view him with contempt. A warrior in her own right, Freya is perfectly capable of sailing to a forbidden isle and rescuing her Father/King on her own. She faces down the Beast in single combat, while Sven during his chance for battle flees without ever engaging the Beast.Read more ›
The people who reviewed it and said it was an LOTR rip-off must not have been watching the same movie I was. Yes, the movie covers are similar, but the films are VERY different from start to finish.
As for it being boring, I don't think so. It isn't action from start to finish, but it does have lots of nice sword play. Even better when there isn't fighting there's delicious character development that makes the likeable characters great and the wretched characters so rude, cruel, and terrible you want to jump into your viewing screen and choke them! The bottom line is you become emotionally invested in this movie, and are sad to see it end.
Speaking of characters, another thing I like about this movie is Freya, (Beauty) isn't a Shrinking Violet. She can fight, she speaks her mind, and she plays a roll in her own destiny.
If you're looking for something that's high art, this might not be your film. If you're looking for a smart retelling of a classic fairy tale that will entertain you for an hour and a half, then check this movie out.
Recommended for B movie fans, and Fairy Tale lovers alike!
Thorsson (Greg Melvill-Smith) the king of the clan decides that a nearby island should become part of his kingdom. But when he travels there by dragon boat with some of his warriors they discover a fort rules by the Beast (David Dukas). The Beast kills several of his warriors and captures Thorsson. Sven (Wlliam Gregory Lee), who has been chosen as Thorsson's heir, beats a hasty retreat, saving Eric (Justin Whalin), but leaving the king behind. However, the Beast does not kill Thorsson but puts him into a cage and gives him water. When Sven returns without Thorsson and declares himself to be king, Thorsson's daughter, Princess Freya (Jane March), demands the warriors go back and bring her father home, dead or alive. But Sven refuses and demands that Freya marry him. She had been interested in him, but clearly Sven is not the man she thought he was. So Freya sails to the island with her helpful handmaiden Ingrid (Candicé Hillebrand), to fight the beast.
Once you tune in to the fact that this is another version of Beauty and the Beast you can figure out most of what is going to happen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw part of this movie on Prime and thought this would be a great movie. It has all the potential to be really fabulous and they had such a disappointing ending. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A D.
Some of the shots had power-lines in the background and I doubt the geographical location of these viking legends would have had eucalyptus trees. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Polley
It was good but thought it would be a little stronger story. The scriptPublished 13 months ago by Sheridan Cappellini
viking mythology meets beauty and the beast
this is a crossover between viking mythology and walt disneys beauty and the beast but don't get me wrong it is a good film i liked... Read more