Release Date: May 11, 1990
Starring: Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood,
Russell Means, Clancy Brown,
Nathaniel Arcand, Ralf
Moeller, and Jay Tavare
Genre: War Drama
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 99 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Marcus Nispel
Executive Producer: Rick Alvarez
Producer: Lee Nelson, Bradley Fischer,
Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer,
Marcus Nispel, and John M.
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Todd
Komarnicki, Johan Brannstrom,
Johannes Runeborg, and Bragi
Address Comments To:Rupert Murdoch
Peter Chernin, President/COO
The Fox Group
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
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A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
Fifteen years later, Ghost has grown up to look like a hunk just in time for Viking War II. With his unique understanding of both cultures and his skill with a sword, he manages to slaughter many of those who are busy slaughtering the Indians.
The brutality in PATHFINDER is extreme. The movie features torture scenes that are just gratuitous violence put in to attract violence-hungry men. The audience at the screening was entirely men.
Like 300 the majority of the movie is in something close to a high contrast black and white. The brief moments when someone is not being killed exist only to set up the next round of slaughter.
Several scenes are shot in a manner where it's difficult to tell what’s happening to whom, you just know someone is getting slaughtered. One almost laughable line is when a Viking beast-being says, “Kill the savages,” even as he proceeds to be one of the most savage characters ever recorded on film.
One has to wonder why a studio would make 300 or PATHFINDER. Do they have research that shows there are millions of blood-thirsty men out there anxious to drink this stuff in? Is it the violent video game crowd? The success of ultra violent movies should be of major concern to Americans. This is not a healthy trend. This year we have seen a glut of horror shows and several ultra-violent movies.
20th Century Fox recently released the delightful movie FIREHOUSE DOG. Pray that it does better than PATHFINDER.
The brutality in PATHFINDER is extreme. The movie features torture scenes that are just gratuitous violence put in to attract violence-hungry men. The brief moments when someone is not being killed exist only to set up the next round of gruesome slaughter. One almost laughable line is when a Viking beast-being says, “Kill the savages,” even as he proceeds to be one of the most savage characters ever recorded on film.