Valhalla Rising (2009)
Director:Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Maartin Stevenson, Gordon Brown
a super tough mute viking slave guy escapes his massuhs and winds up with a group of christian dudes who all collectively somehow end up in the new world. oh and he also has a little kid following him.
boooooooooooring. it was like "aguirre, wrath of god" except it was no herzog film, it made much less sense and with about 90% less dialog. the lack of dialog spotlights the horrendous, bore a hole through your skull, feedback soundtrack which does not warm my heart to this movie. one- eye, the viking slave guy, is no doubt, bad ass, and i see the point the movie makers were trying to get across, but jeebus moose-teebus it was boring. i enjoyed the moments of extremely graphic violence and gore. a.k.a disembowelments, but these moments were incredibly few and far between. it was mostly just silence, and feedback. i didn't see the point of giving the historical text in the beginning about christianity taking over and all that. that was the only part of this movie that was obvious. in fact, the only reason i know the guys were vikings at all is the name of the movie, and the summary from netflix. boo hiss.