Marcus Nispel (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Set several centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, Pathfinder centres on the battles between Viking raiders and native Americans. Although technologically inferior, the native villagers do have the help of Ghost (Karl Urban), a Viking child left behind after a previous raid and adopted by the tribe. Now a man, Ghost attempts to defend his new family against the marauding Vikings and prove where his loyalties lie. In this reworking of the 1987 Finnish film, director Marcus Nispel charges headlong into the action, making slick use of frozen lakes, misty forests and cliff-top passes. Brash and bombastic, there are shades here of Conan the Barbarian, yet by giving only cursory attention to plot and character, Nispel hamstrings all his stylish set pieces and delivers an ill-conceived epic that feels more like an extended trailer.


The son of a Viking is abandoned in America and taken in by a native tribe who raise him as their own. When the boy grows to manhood, he must fight to defend his new home and people against the Norsemen, who have returned to the new world intent on rape and pillage. Period adventure, starring Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means and Clancy Brown.

Cast & Crew

Ghost Karl Urban
Starfire Moon Bloodgood
Pathfinder Russell Means
Gunnar Clancy Brown
Blackwing Jay Tavare
Ulfar Ralf Moeller
Wind in Tree Nathaniel Arcand
Indian father Wayne Baker
Jester Kevin Loring
Director Marcus Nispel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Apr 2007