* AwesomeMusic: Even if you didn't care for the movie, you have to admit that Music/JerryGoldsmith's score is pretty awesome.
** So much so that Creator/RidleyScott used the cue "Valhalla/Viking Victory" for his film ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''. Slightly controversial, given the director and the composer's turbulent relationship when they worked together on ''Film/{{Alien}}'' & ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'' that saw Scott cutting off a large part of Goldsmith's music on the former and re-using parts of Goldsmith's earlier score from ''Freud''; while simultaneously throwing out Goldsmith's entire score in favor of Tangerine Dream's music for the latter. Bitter and upset by the rejection, Goldsmith never spoke to Scott again as a a result even unto his passing.
* CoolVsAwesome: Well, not quite "versus" (although the TroubledProduction might hint at that...), but Michael Crichton (i.e. ''JurassicPark'') and John [=McTiernan=] (of ''Film/DieHard'' fame) working together on a project has to qualify.
* CriticalDissonance: On Rotten Tomatoes the film only holds a 33% "fresh" rating with critics. But with audiences it holds a respectable 66% fresh rating.
* CultClassic: Although the film was panned by critics and was one of the biggest box office flops of all time, it does have a fair amount of fans who consider it to be a very good action/adventure film.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Among fans of the film, Herger the Joyful is undoubtably the most popular character.
** Buliwyf as well, the role that launched Vladimir Kulich into great acclaim and recognition.
* HeAlsoDid: This is the second film John [=McTiernan=]'s made based on ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}''. His earlier movie ''Film/{{Predator}}'' was also influenced by the Norse epic.
* ValuesDissonance: Old Norse culture sees the number 13 as a good thing.
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