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Valhalla Rising

2 out of 10
Average rating 2 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Valhalla Rising
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Main parts: Mads Mikkelsen
Alexander Morton
Stewart Porter
Maarten Stevenson
Matthew Zajac
Gordon Brown
Gary McCormack
Andrew Flanagan
James Ramsey
Gary Lewis
Jamie Sives
Ewan Stewart
Rony Bridges
Robert Harrison
Andy Nicolson
Production year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Fantasy
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
All Male Cast | Christianity | Color Tint | Crusade | Expressionism | Fog | Hell | Norse Mythology | Paganism | Slave | Sword Fight | Viking

Plot outlinie:
1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness.

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Movie reviews for Valhalla Rising

2016-06-16  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 2 out of 10

I might be a bit biased, as I do not like the director. He uses way too many artistic pauses and artsy shots, which to me destroys the movie. Furthermore a lot of the movie does not make any sense on the primary level and if you go deeper and do a little analysis of it, I just get annoyed with how farfetched it really is. The theme of the movie is right up my alley, but the style is a road block for me. I might be a simpleton and ignorant for finer arts in movies, but this is just not my style.


The only reason I did not rate this movie with 1 star is that I always enjoy seeing christians getting beaten up by vikings.
If you like the style of the director, you might enjoy this as it is pulled all the way to the max. To me it almost feels like two wasted hours watching it.




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