The Northman

The Northman ★★★

The Northman (2022)

I had such high hopes for The Northman. 

I genuinely just don’t have enough to say about this one to write a lengthy, insightful review and I think that speaks volumes. I was hoping for a shockingly brutal, fast paced and wild viking adventure story. Yes, there are elements of that- however a lot slower paced and reserved than I expected. I have seen a lot of reviews saying this movie is extremely brutal, some reviews even have trigger warnings- so maybe I am a little desensitised to what most would consider too graphic. But overall I did enjoy this to an extent, but I wouldn’t give it the praise I have seen others express. 

Pros: incredible cast, amazing acting performances, visually stunning and beautiful scenery. The first 45 minutes is 10/10.

Cons: hits a wall around the hour mark and starts to drag. Storyline takes a bit of a hit and then the ending feels rather anticlimactic. 

After a few hours of reflection, I give this a 3.2/5. Just because I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped, I can see how others would absolutely love it.

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