Friday, March 30, 2007

Pathfinder Movie Gives New Twist to the Western

These are stills from the movie Pathfinder starring Karl Urban, the actor who played Rohan warrior Eomer in the "Lord of the Rings." Here, he is a Viking raised by North American Indians when he was left behind by his Viking guardians in a raid on a small patch of the New World long before Cristopher Columbus's time. The stills from the movie is dramatic and somehow reminiscent of the movie "The Thirtienth Warrior" starring Antonio Banderas. The theme reminds us of many Westerns like "A Man Called Horse" and "Dances with Wolves" where the white protagonist anti-hero is adopted into a Navite American culture and fights alongside them against his own blood.

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