The Northman

The Northman ★★★★★

“Is this not Valhalla?” “I could not carry you that far.”

Where do I even begin? First of all, this is without a doubt the most complete and cohesive work from Robert Eggers yet it somehow still feels like it was dialed down from what he probably wanted to achieve. That being said, this film is everything I could’ve wanted and more. It provided every single possible Viking setting in what is probably the best visual work Eggers has ever crafted. It’s incredibly accurate presentation of Viking and Norse culture yields an immensely brutal and bloody affair that kept me engaged even when Anya Taylor-Joy wasn’t on screen (was this her best performance ever? Prepare to pick your jaw off the floor). The cast was out of this world and Nicole Kidman was especially unhinged to the point where it honestly kind of creeped me out? Even when the plot didn’t go exactly how I would have liked or how I thought it was going to go, I still found myself more than pleased with how it played out. 

Including my signature 1 star Anya boost, this is a solid 5/5

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