Friday, 30 May 2014

“Vikingdom: Fall of an Empire” dramatizes myth into magic



 
Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

Based on Viking mythology, the half-god, half-man leader of the Middle World, Eirick finds that in winning back a balance between heaven and earth and stopping the evil thunder God Thor from wreaking havoc by summoning up the Lower World, and abolishing Viking belief in the lord and his holy son, this courageous warrior discovers he has a past where good and evil mixed and where he is far more courageous and powerful than he ever knew. He must retrieve the mystical gilded Horn of Odin – which takes him on a perilous journey under water and on ground. When he finally gets it, he must it during the blood eclipse to stop the apocalypse. Betrayal, trickery and death stalk him and his men, yet he prevails, maintaining and inspiring all followers to be true Vikings – men of honour who worship a Christian God and the Holy Son.
The special effects were most evocative of harsh times and the Northern spheres of barren winter. The acting was mediocre but the complex story and superb costumes nonetheless caught our attention and we became hooked on the suspension of disbelief. Director, Yusry Kru has created a unique film that could be classified as a mythical/science fiction cult classic.


This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
 Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.