The Northman

The Northman ★★★½

Both brutal and bloodthirsty, The Northman is an absolute epic. I was absolutely hooked in the first half hour but then my interest slowly began to dwindle before it’s monster conclusion. 

Technically excellent, the score is a booming masterpiece and the cinematography a thing of beauty. The fight scenes were excellent with some truly horrific deaths (not for the faint hearted!) 

Skarsgård is excellent here, the man is an absolute mountain! Nicole Kidman has a film stealing scene where she’s able to really flex her acting muscles. Claes Bang and Anya Taylor Joy are both also really good. Overall some really strong lead performances! 

It’s definitely best to view this on the big screen due to the scale and sound. Definitely worth the cinema trip!

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