Helle (Anna Demetriou) is the only child of King Asmund (Andrew Whipp) and Queen Alva (Victoria Broom) and the one true heir to the Viking kingdom of Volsung. Yet she is unaware of her true lineage, for Helle was switched at birth with her cousin, her evil uncle Bard (Timo Nieminen) having convinced King Asmund that a female heir would weaken the kingdom. As Helle grows into womanhood, the King realises his mistake. She is strong, brave and good, and the best choice to succeed Asmund on the throne. However, Bard has designs on the throne himself and has Asmund killed before the truth is revealed. On the run and framed for the murder of the King, Helle seeks guidance from the god Odin (Terence Stamp) to gain the training and wisdom she needs to take back Volsung and fulfil her destiny.
A bit of fantasy fun and nonsense
- Of Gods and Warriors review by AB
If you like a bit of Norse gods, swords and battles nonsense then you might like this. Just as long as you don't think too much about the plot. The King's evil brother desires the throne. All possible claimants are despatched except the feisty daughter of the King who escapes. Can she reclaim her rightful inheritance?
There is a fair bit of slaughter and gore, but not too much. There is also one rather unpleasant sex scene, so I would take the 18 rating seriously. All in all, it is watchable and deserves its 3 stars from me.