“Impressively staged and engagingly violent … an axe-wielding, sword-slashing, bloodthirsty medieval action–adventure.” – Mark Adams, Screen Daily
“Hammer of the Gods has a lot of B-Movie finesse to it … full of muscles, oil and fire, like something you'd expect Arnie to have starred in during the early 1980's.” – My Film Reviews!
“Entertaining … character driven, violent, the soundtrack is dubstep, it has its own aesthetic, and the scenery is gorgeous.” – Everyone Question
Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his dying father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, Hakan the Ferocious, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s long lost sibling may be the clan’s last hope for stopping an approaching enemy hoard, and with time running out, Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne. From director Farren Blackburn (Dr. Who, The Fades). (Dir. by Farren Blackburn, 2013, UK, 99 mins., Rated R, Magnet Releasing) Digital