The Northman

The Northman ★★★

I was so excited to vibe with Eggers and then I remembered I don't like Game of Thrones which is the world of revenge, pillaging and gloom that The Northman is playing in. Don't get me wrong, filmmaking is incredible. There are some particular camera maneuvers that had me cheering just because I love when you see bold moves that you know took hours to construct. It was like watching The Green Knight where I appreciated the craftsmanship but wasn't interested in this early AD era. There's some plus ups like a silently brutal performance from Kidman and a magical mix of mythology and reality that weaves The Northman's journey. I wish the film had more to say than just being Hamlet.

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