The way they act toward each other seemed like everyone was self centered and as if they believed they were the best in everyway possible. The only thing they seemed to value would be power and authority. They constantly made fun of other people in their clan, however everyone seemed to take most of the stuff as a joke. To most people that would seem like rude and childish behavior, but in reality they have probably been friends for so long that this kind of behavior has become accepted. The one time they got upset was when Ibn (Banderas) made fun of one of them, but I assume it was because he was an outsider.
Although I did do a brief research about the Rus, I did find out that they were mostly tall, with what we would call now as perfect bodies. Apparently they all had long blonde hair and tattoos all over their body. Although I do remember some of them being tall with blonde hair, I don't believe all of them did. I also don't recall them having tattoos everywhere. I also don't believe that the character played by Banderas would be able to pick up their language as quickly as he did, however, the movie did not give an accurate timeline of events, so my assumption could be wrong. I do think they did a good job of presenting these men as barbaric, although when we... [continues]
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