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The 13th Warrior Movie Review Summary

Actors: Antonio Banderas, Vladimir Kulich, Dennis Storhoi

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The 13th Warrior strives to combine the Old English story of Beowulf with Michael Crichton's book, The Eaters of the Dead. An exiled Arab poet, portrayed by Antonio Banderas, finds himself in the company of twelve Vikings, as they return to Scandinavia in order to defeat an un-named enemy threatening the existence of a Scandinavian village/kingdom. Banderas portrays Ahmed Ibn Fadhlan, who learns what sacrifice is, and what life is really about, in the company of the Vikings, whose heroism "rubs off" on him, helping him to become truly a genuine man. Though there are technical errors in this film, such as armor that does not belong to the time period, the film describes the meeting of two cultures: Scandinavian-Viking, and Arabic, one polytheistic (Viking), and the other mono-theistic (Arabic). By the end of the movie, after the spilling of a lot of blood, the sweating of much sweat, and the final death of a major character, Ahmed Ibn Fadhlan, returns home to Baghdad, wiser, less self centered.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Chris Madison




An Arab man is exiled from his country for having an affair with the Sultan's wife. He meets a group of 12 vikings who tell him they need 13 men to battle creatures. He joins and becomes the 13th warrior. They head off and begin a battle with these creatures.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




This is the story of Ahmed ibn Fadlan, a selfish young Arab poet living in Baghdad in the Middle Ages. After having an affair with the wife of a prominent citizen, he is banished, undertaking a diplomatic mission for the caliph. He meets a group of Vikings, and is forced to join them as a mercenary fighting a group of mysterious cannibals.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sincerae Smith




Antonio Banderas plays an arab writer who is banished from his country for having an affair with the sultan's wife. He is brought in by a group of rough, warlike Scandinavians. They recieve a message from a neighboring village that says they are under attack. Antonio Banderas is picked as the thirteenth man to go on the mission.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin



Script Analysis of The 13th Warrior

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 57.5%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 22.5% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Mercenaries War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   military Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   getting wild with tribes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arabic

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   Eastern Europe Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   building    -   castle    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   diced    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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