This is a real audience divider, you will either worship the ground in which it was built on or despise its every minute. Some of the best cinematography I've ever seen and Mads Mikkelsen gets in some serious shape for a really brutal opening 20 minutes, the story could have been better and I will admit the ending is stupid, but it's not for fans of Transformers who will of been mislead by the front cover.
What was that all about? The film has some lovely scenery...but that's no reason to give this film anything more than a 1 star. The acting was average, the main character was not intimidating or particularly brutal (except when forced to fight at the begining of the film) and the claims that this film was thought provoking or in anyway a social commentary on any aspect of religion are false. This was a student film makers first attempt at being artistic by using every arty trick in one film. Unfortunately, the lack of evolution of plot or character leaves me feeling like I have been mislead, and cheated out of my hard earned cash.
And the DVD packaging, and the trailer, leads one to believe that Bill Hicks was correct to say "If you are in advertising or marketing...kill yourself"!
If you're expecting a hack and slash action film, this isn't for you. However, if you like thought provoking, beautifully shot films with a mesmeric, contemplative quality, then give this one a try. For me it has a similar quality to 'Aguirre, the Wrath of God', 'The Thin Red Line' and Tarkovsky's 'Solaris' & 'Stalker' - simply stunning.