Valhalla Rising (2009) Nicolas Winding Refn, Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Valhalla Rising (2009)
For years, the fearsome figure known only as One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen – PUSHER, FLAME & CITRON, CASINO ROYALE) has defeated everyone he’s encountered, but he’s treated more like an animal than a warrior. The only person he has any relationship with is the young boy who brings him food and water daily. Constantly caged and shackled, One Eye has drawn the attention of a new force now sweeping the countryside and displacing the society’s leaders: Christians.

This is an excellent movie. It’s a visual movie that you watch and experience. There is very little dialog and everything said is important. It requires several viewings to grasp many of the subtleties in the images and story. The director has managed to capture the atmosphere perfectly. The action is very brutal and lifelike.

This movie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It has a very “trippy” feel throughout the movie, and a bit of philosophy thrown in. The main questions surround the hero of the movie, One-Eye, and a boy named Are, who he is protecting. After watching it several times, I am of the opinion that One-Eye is possibly a direct avatar of Odin. A very interesting movie with excellent cinematography, with much of the story shown and not told, I recommend this to anyone who has a brain and likes action and adventure.

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IMDB – 4 wins

BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 92 min | 1,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama


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