Join Filmshake, as we venture into ancient history with a 90’s Michael Crichton adaptation. No, not THAT one! Instead of dinosaurs, we’re talking the Vikings, bear monsters, beheadings, and Arab poets of 1999’s The 13th Warrior. Does this epic box office flop deserve its bad wrap, or does it deserve to take its place as a useful servant of cinema?
Also, for at least the first ten minutes, we’re talking Jordan’s punishment movie, 2003’s Timeline. Does he actually enjoy this (other) maligned Crichton adaptation, and will he finally redeem his trivia shame? They say a spoonful weighs a Crichton, and we’re chugging it all down like a fine glass of mead on the newest episode of Filmshake!
Music featured this episode:
Jerry Goldsmith — “The Sword Maker”
Jerry Goldsmith — “A Useful Servant”