The Northman

The Northman ★★★★

“I will avenge you, father. I will save you, mother. I will kill you, Fjölnir”. Man that really sticks to you after you’re done seeing the Northman. I was hyped to see this after really enjoying Robert eggers previous movies. Going to see this movie without any preconceived idea what this movie will be is the best way to watch it like any other Eggers movie. What I think Eggers did well was make this period piece feel authentic, and not lazy out with getting the details of this Icelandic Viking culture correct. Casting was great Alexander Skarsgård looks like a beast, I would like to see more Anya Taylor joy on the big screen, bjork and Willem Defoe had some great cameos for them. Usually in these type of movies a big Hollywood actor is cast and doesn’t do any research in the role. I also liked Eggers is able to make a revenge action movie give it some depth in the writing and filmmaking while also having a mainstream appeal. It’s so cool now seeing these directors that usually would make self contained “indie movies” get a chance to make these original blockbuster movies. Then seeing the seats filled in the theater is a great response and hopefully more directors get to make bigger epic movies. Visually this movie looks great Iceland looks so dark and beautiful at the same time. The last fight reminded me of a better version of anakin and obi wan fight on Mustafar, this time it was at the gates of hell. I really liked the writing and pacing of the movie I would if I was on a mission of revenge I would be able to control myself not to kill my fathers killer right away and actually make their life’s a nightmare. Great movie I can’t wait to see what Robert Eggers have up his sleeve next.

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