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Topic subjectThe Northman (Robert Eggers, 2022)
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743039, The Northman (Robert Eggers, 2022)
Posted by bwood, Wed Dec-22-21 05:43 PM
Been waiting on this shit since it was announced.

Looks like Eggers is gonna be 3 for 3.

743044, shit looks WILD
Posted by 40thStreetBlack, Wed Dec-22-21 10:22 PM
drugged out berserkers wilding out, Odinic bonfire chants, screaming Valkyries riding across auroras in the sky, shaman priestess Bjork whispering creepy shit, vocanos smoldering in the background - I'm IN.

and if that's Huginn and Muninn flying overhead in that first shot? man this shit gonna be epic.
744086, Fucking loved it.
Posted by bwood, Sat Apr-16-22 08:46 AM
Like Eggers' previous 2, bit for everyone but man this was my shit.

He's 3 for 3. Hope he gets Nosforatu made.
744270, It sucks that this is such a flop
Posted by Nodima, Wed Apr-27-22 02:40 PM
I think it has a lot to offer general audiences and they did a really good job not advertising the weirder pagan/animalistic stuff. A decade ago this might be the smash of the summer but if even Ambulance can’t do numbers, I guess what hope does Hamlet filtered through Norse mythology have? With how popular Norse stuff has been lately thanks to Vikings, God of War, Assassins Creed and so on it seemed like everything was lining up for this movie but…I guess it needed Thor and Loki to cameo, eh?

In my personal Eggers rankings this doesn’t hang with his first two but that’s pretty relative. It’s an awesome movie with a lot of good crowd pleaser type moments as well as all the meticulous realism you come to Eggers for mixed with just enough fantastic delirium to keep you on your toes.

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744319, RE: The Northman (Robert Eggers, 2022)
Posted by Mgmt, Mon May-02-22 11:24 PM
Pretty damned good. Once a horror director, always a horror director.

Anybody else detect a lot of Wes Anderson in this?