Now the first thing to say is forget what you see on the cover. Why or who, never mind the WHAT produced a cover that has nothing to do with the film. Apart from the main figure who in the film is not a very nice Viking at all. This film is for its cost very well shot, uses people and setting to the maximun effect. It is no Gladiator, its not meant to be. It tells a story of how when the "men from the sea" came calling to what was one of our most important holly sites, and what happened. For those of you who want dragons and vast cgi armys doing battle with hordes of monsters cascading down from a volcano.....this aint for you.
If you want a well filmed, well acted and strong character film were people have actually thought about this important story and I for one think has deliverd that story then enjoy it.