The movie "the 13'th warrior"
from 1999 features the great Omar Sharif and Antonio Banderas. I like the movie a lot and have
seen it a couple of times in the last 20 years. I like it primarily also because of
the simple story, a caricature of heroism which is almost comic. Not all movies do have
to be deep. I think Omar Sharif did a great job but according to the Wikipedia article, it led him to
retire from acting. There are nice action scenes and the film is played by likable characters
It is relaxing to see good and bad
so clearly divided and to see one culture helping out the other to fight some evil.
There is also some humor as the following counting scene shows. In any way, it is the most
epic count to 13 ever. In these tent scenes, there is also a three fold translation
going on: the north men's dialect is translated to Latin and then to English.