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    anyone seen this movie? It's based on the true story of the book "Eaters of the dead". manuscripts were recovered about an arab courtier from Baghdad on a mission to the Northern European lands where he encounters the vikings and assists them in the fight with the monsters.

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    Yes. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Anyone who is a true biker or just a bit barbaric in nature might relate to many of the characters in this film.
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    Th book is by Michael Critchon. I donīt know it the thing about the "true" manuscript by Idn Fadlan was for real.

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    I would not call that a true story. A good story, but not a true one.

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    True story? LOL

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    It was fiction based on the Fadlan report and the Classic "Beowulf". Chrichton stated that he wanted a Beowulf style tale to be put down in modern English, so that people could enjoy the story without struggling with old English. He also states that he had doubts about the authenticity of some of his sources. All in all, it was primarily meant to entertain. He certainly succeeded in doing that.
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    Kickbacks to Beowulf? In that case, I need to watch it.

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    So, there was a real Fadlan manuscript?

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    It's a good movie imho
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    A fun movie to watch but whoever was responsible for wardrobe really blew it. The armor of the vikings they showed was all the way from Roman gladiator style to late middle age plate armor.

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