I believe this film has been covered elsewhere. I would just like to say that I really liked this film and I believe it was completely unnecessary to have invented a character (I won’t say which one – spoiler non-alert) who falls for the wife of one of the archaeologists. The film implies that her husband was gay when there was no evidence that he ever was.
How does a film get away with such a slur? Can’t the producers be sued for defamation of character or is there a statute of limitations on such accusations, even implied ones? The film didn’t need this unnecessary intrusion.
The storyline is strong enough – an outsider has to prove himself in the eyes of his so-called superiors – and they all find the most amazing treasures in a ship-burial mound, at the same time rewriting the history of the Anglo-Saxons in England. They were cultured, they traded, they had a currency, they were in contact with other peoples in North-Western Europe and around the Mediterranean, and in the process created the basis for English culture and language.