Norse legends abound in solitary heroes who must face down unearthly monsters, but "Outlander" (2008) gives this classical duel a fresh extra-terrestrial spin. Jim Caviezel is a warrior from a distant galaxy who lands among the Vikings of10 centuries ago. He is pursuing a creature from his world called the Moorwen. The Vikings are only too happy to lend a hand, wield a sword or swing a cudgel in this cause, as well as spin legends about their visitor across the ages. Directed by Howard McCain, co-writtenby Dirk Blackman, the film features Ron Perlman, John Hurt and Sophia Myles.