reed 🎥’s review published on Letterboxd:
lives up to all the hype around it!!! Only the second five stars I’ve given to any new release this year - second only to Everything Everywhere.
It’s exactly what you’d expect from Eggers and a centuries old viking story except even better. The production value is 📈📈📈 and the cast delivers several brilliant performances - namely those of Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, and Claes Bang. Anya Taylor Joy was lovely as well I just wish she had been given a bit meatier of a role.
The stakes are high and the plot carries through never feeling muffled down or like it’s dragging past. I do think the second and first acts are far more powerful than the third but it’s got a spectacular ending.
Hollywood, take notes! Films like this one, The Green Knight, and The Last Duel are what Hollywood is. Not any of Marvel’s outings. (Though I enjoy everything Marvel puts out) All of that to say I want more movies like this.
And to rank Eggers’ works..
1. The Northman
2. The Witch
3. The Lighthouse