The film was released in Malaysia and the United States on 12 September 2013 and 4 October 2013 respectively. Upon its release, Vikingdom was a major box office bomb with grossing only $550,000 against an estimated production budget of only $15 million and it received general poor critical reaction from critics, who considered the film as one of the worst films ever made.
Vikingdom official trailer
In the midst of time comes the clanging of steel against steel, and in a collision of myth and history, there is the "Vikingdom". Based on Viking folklore and the poems they left, "Vikingdom" is a fantasy, action adventure film about a forgotten king named Eirick. Tasked with the impossible odds to defeat Thor, the Norse god of thunder, who is on a mission to gather key ancient relics: the Mjölnir, his hammer from Valhalla; the Necklace of Mary Magdalene from Mitgard; and the Horn from Helheim. This needs to be accomplished before the sinister event of the Blood Eclipse, or else dire consequences will be faced by all in the realm.
Dominic Purcell as Eirick, a viking warrior
Natassia Malthe as Brynna
Conan Stevens as Thor, the powerful Norse God of Thunder
Jon Foo as Yang
Craig Fairbrass as Sven
Bruce Blain as Bernard
Jesse Moss as Frey, a powerful sorcerer bent on wiping out humanity and destroying Christianity.
Tegan Moss as Freyja, Frey's sister.
Patrick Murray as Alcuin
Creighton Mark Johnson as Raider Captain
Michael Hagerty-Roach as Yorick
Tim B. Doughty
Critical reception for Vikingdom was predominantly negative and the film holds a rating of 39 on Metacritic (based on 6 reviews) and 43% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 7 reviews).
Dennis Harvey of Variety remarks of the film being "lively and colorful, albeit in ways that will often seem cheesy to audiences accustomed to more sophisticated and expensive fare." He also noted of the screenplay being "a near-nonsensical string of action setpieces [...] not without humor" though the dialogue presented "often amuses unintentionally."