Review Date: September 05, 1999
Director: John McTiernan
Writer: William Wisher Jr.
Producers: M. Crichton, J. McTiernan, N. Dowd
On top of that, this is not necessarily a picture that needs to be seen on the big screen. In fact, you may want to check it out on a lonely video evening sometime next year, when the bad blood behind the making of the film has all but dissipated. It may just go down better at that point. I also think this film would have benefited from a name change. Forget THE 13TH WARRIOR, which centres around the Banderas character, who to me, seemed little more than a whiny beeyatch. How about the original novel title of "Eaters of the Dead"!? Yeah, now there's a cool title! And those crazy man-bears sure were creepy enough to merit that designation. Which reminds me of a film that came out earlier this year, a cannibal tale it was, which entertained me so much more than this sub-par offering. It was called RAVENOUS (8/10) and supplied plenty of narrative, action and cannibalism to whet anybody's bloody appetite. Now there's a movie to see! This one, well, see it if you like films which start off slow, have plenty of scenes in the dark, a few good battle sequences and incomprehensible men talking bunk. Otherwise, stick to the cooler cannibal tale of 1999 and check out RAVENOUS!