History Film / Outlander

27th May '17 4:20:07 AM jormis29
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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, [[Series/DoctorWho Sophia]] [[TristanAndIsolde Myles]], [[BoardwalkEmpire Jack]] [[AmericanHustle Huston]], Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.

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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, [[Series/DoctorWho Sophia]] [[TristanAndIsolde Myles]], [[BoardwalkEmpire Jack]] [[AmericanHustle Huston]], Creator/SophiaMyles, Creator/JackHuston, Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.
12th Dec '16 8:51:51 AM Kalaong
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Has nothing whatsoever to do with [[Literature/{{Outlander}} Diana Gabaldon's novel series of the same name]].

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Has nothing whatsoever to do with with Diana Gabaldon's [[Literature/{{Outlander}} Diana Gabaldon's novel series of the same name]].name]], or ''Film/{{Outland}}'', the 1981 SpaceWestern starring Creator/SeanConnery.
5th Nov '16 11:09:10 AM AgentSniff
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The following day, Kainan is brought before the King, Rothgar, and questioned again. He explains that the creature from the previous night was a Moorwen. It had stowed away on his ship and caused it to crash--and that if they do not hunt it down, then it will hunt and kill every last one of them...

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The following day, Kainan is brought before the King, Rothgar, Hrothgar, and questioned again. He explains that the creature from the previous night was a Moorwen. It had stowed away on his ship and caused it to crash--and that if they do not hunt it down, then it will hunt and kill every last one of them...



* BearsAreBadNews: Except when they have something ''much'' worse to deal with. Whilst hunting for the Moorwen in a cave, a bear attacks Rothgar and his men, which is killed by Kainan. Due to not entirely believing his story about the Moorwen, thinking the bear was responsible for the people it killed, they celebrate and believe the danger has passed. They later see that they were very, ''very'' wrong when they witness the Moorwen slaughtering Gunnar's men.

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* BearsAreBadNews: Except when they have something ''much'' worse to deal with. Whilst hunting for the Moorwen in a cave, a bear attacks Rothgar Hrothgar and his men, which is killed by Kainan. Due to not entirely believing his story about the Moorwen, thinking the bear was responsible for the people it killed, they celebrate and believe the danger has passed. They later see that they were very, ''very'' wrong when they witness the Moorwen slaughtering Gunnar's men.



* EnemyMine: The threat of the Moorwen forces Rothgar's and Gunnar's clans to work together.
* ExpositionBeam: Kainan's computer beams the Norse language into his brain through his eyeball. It's quite unpleasant, but then it also serves as one of the MythicalMotifs from the Havamal which tells of how [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] sacrificed a single eye to gain divine knowledge.

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* EnemyMine: The threat of the Moorwen forces Rothgar's Hrothgar's and Gunnar's clans to work together.
* ExpositionBeam: Kainan's computer beams the Norse language into his brain through his eyeball. It's quite unpleasant, but then it also serves as one of the MythicalMotifs from the Havamal Edda which tells of how [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] sacrificed a single eye to gain divine knowledge.



* FromACertainPointOfView: The Vikings never suspect Kainan's true origins, because he uses terms and metaphors they would understand to explain his history and that of the Moorwen's. For example, he claims to be from an island far to the north, which is a clever way of saying he's from another planet, and technically true under the archaic convention of using north and south as metaphors for up and down.

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* FromACertainPointOfView: The Vikings Norsemen never suspect Kainan's true origins, because he uses terms and metaphors they would understand to explain his history and that of the Moorwen's. For example, he claims to be from an island far to the north, which is a clever way of saying he's from another planet, and technically true under the archaic convention of using north and south as metaphors for up and down.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rothgar, in contrast to the hotheaded Wulfric.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rothgar, Hrothgar, in contrast to the hotheaded Wulfric.



* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Kainan saving Rothgar's life in the fight with the bear causes Freya to reconsider her opinion of him.

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* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Kainan saving Rothgar's Hrothgar's life in the fight with the bear causes Freya to reconsider her opinion of him.



* ShoutOut: A viking named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Boromir]].

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* ShoutOut: A viking named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Boromir]]. The design of Heorot is obviously informed by the books and their film adaptations as well, which where informed by Anglo-saxon and Scandinavian lore, so it appropriate.
* ShowTheirWork: The Norweigan village is a pretty accurate depiction of a vendel age town. Althrough Heorot looks more like a stave church, it's still informed by the design of pre-christian Scandinavia.
** They also bothered to use accurate jargon for different peoples, like Rus and Franks, rather than simply calling everyone "viking". They use the word more like antithesis of a christian.
23rd Apr '16 6:35:29 PM GREGOLE
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* ImAHumanitarian: Moorwens.
6th Apr '15 10:49:53 PM nombretomado
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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, [[DoctorWho Sophia]] [[TristanAndIsolde Myles]], [[BoardwalkEmpire Jack]] [[AmericanHustle Huston]], Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.

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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Sophia]] [[TristanAndIsolde Myles]], [[BoardwalkEmpire Jack]] [[AmericanHustle Huston]], Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.
28th Mar '15 8:33:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: IChooseToStay: At the end, a rescue ship arrives for Kainan, but he destroys his distress beacon, and the presumably automated ship leaves.]]

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* [[spoiler: IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: At the end, a rescue ship arrives for Kainan, but he destroys his distress beacon, and the presumably automated ship leaves.]]
26th Mar '15 10:44:09 AM Lucas_North
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* CleavageWindow: Freya's clothing when she is introduced inexplicably features a spacious gap that shows off a good deal of her bust.

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* CleavageWindow: Freya's clothing when she is introduced inexplicably features a spacious gap that shows off a good deal of her bust.beautiful breasts.
26th Mar '15 10:40:42 AM Lucas_North
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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.

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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, [[DoctorWho Sophia]] [[TristanAndIsolde Myles]], [[BoardwalkEmpire Jack]] [[AmericanHustle Huston]], Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.
26th Mar '15 4:51:05 AM jormis29
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* ExpositionBeam: Kainan's computer beams the Norse language into his brain through his eyeball. It's quite unpleasant, but then it also serves as one of the MythicalMotifs from the Havamal which tells of how [[NorseMythology Odin]] sacrificed a single eye to gain divine knowledge.

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* ExpositionBeam: Kainan's computer beams the Norse language into his brain through his eyeball. It's quite unpleasant, but then it also serves as one of the MythicalMotifs from the Havamal which tells of how [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] sacrificed a single eye to gain divine knowledge.
21st Mar '15 5:21:08 AM Lucas_North
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''Outlander'' is a 2008 film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.

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''Outlander'' is a 2008 indie science fiction film with a BMovie plot and inexplicable A-List talent: the cast includes Creator/JimCaviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Creator/RonPerlman and Creator/JohnHurt, and the crew includes Barrie Osborne, producer of the latter two ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films. The director, Howard [=McCain=], originally conceived of the story as a sci-fi adaptation of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', then screenwriter Dirk Blackman reworked it into something that didn't wear its inspiration on its sleeves so. The resulting film could be considered a sci-fi [[HistoricalInjoke real story behind the legend]] of ''Beowulf''. It is considered by many to be a CultClassic.
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