Valhalla Rising (filum, not the bewk)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Firky, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    What the fuck was that all about?

    I liked it but I have no idea why. Appeals to my art farty student side.
     
  2. Superdupastupor

    Superdupastupor fun to funky

    Not seen it just looked at trailer and a couple of bits on utube- looks like something I might like.


    I got totally panned by critics at the time didn't it
     
  3. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Not really. There were quite a few critics who liked it:

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valhalla_rising/

    That said, I'm not sure what to make of it. I think Refn is a fantastic director but I prefer the Pusher films and Drive. This is an interesting experiment that didn't quite work for me.
     
  4. Superdupastupor

    Superdupastupor fun to funky

    The trailers when it came out made me think it was a sub-par Scando Braveheart. :)

    but yes liked drive so shall seek this out.

    Eta: ooh and Bronson
     
  5. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Read an interview where he said he just made the film up as he went along :D
     
  6. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    It was aspiring to be something more like a Viking version of Werner Herzog's Aguirre Wrath of God.
     
  7. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    I can't find the porno. :(
     
  8. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    There is a male on male rape scene in this film, stuff_it. At least I think that is what was going on.
     
  9. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    But on drugs, upside down, inside out and with sensory overload.

    Mostly I thought it was about the notion of realism, i.e. what you see is what you should believe in and trust. That's why One-eye had visions that came true... but then again, I do get the impression there was a great deal of, "lets make a film that is off the wall."
     
  10. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Yes, there was a bit of that. It mainly struck me as an exercise in style of a particular European art house variety. Drive was also very much about style, but it had characters I had some sort of investment in, unlike this.
     
  11. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Did you like VR though, even if it was like watching a violent Sigur Ros video?
     
  12. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    I thought it looked great and I like Mads Mikkelesen, but I didn't really like it that much.
     
  13. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    An eye and ear feast, I think i’d need a few exotic cigarettes or some fungi to properly appreciate...although gin an tonic is getting me there slowly
     
  14. Spod

    Spod Well-Known Member

    A really 'great looking' film. Daft or non-nonsensical plot unless its operating on some level I didnt get.
     

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