The Northman

The Northman ★★★½

Eggers goes big, it’s less ambitious than The Witch and The Lighthouse and for sure more accessible. It's clunky and brutal, moves slow and feels heavy, but is nowhere really memorable. It has some edgy scenes but they don’t really leave an impact, it feels like this was made just for the sake of being a brutal, somehow basic revenge. It has some fantasy elements to it (which are by far the best parts), but it could’ve been a bit more abstract, it all stays pretty straightforward, leaving the suggestive behind. I may sound negative, but I still had a blast with it, when you’re purely looking at the ‘blockbuster’ genre this is nice.

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