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Valhalla Rising

A movie released July 23, 2010

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  • Dec 14, 2010
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While hallucinogenic in its style, "Valhalla Rising" felt too empty to me. It is no doubt more daring and ambitious than most films of its type (Viking movies, cinematic acid trips, etc), but that doesn't make it better, now does it?
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December 14, 2010
I like ambitious movies so I'll have to see this one for myself. I saw "Outlander" and I thought it was going to be silly but instead I ended up liking it. Thanks!
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review by . December 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
An Abstract, Alienating and Moody Tale Of Norse Vikings
I am going straight to the point. “Valhalla Rising” is NOT a movie for everyone. If you’ve seen the trailer, forget about it. Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s film barely has any dialogue (it almost resembles a silent film) and many would even say it even lacks a linear story. This film is an abstract experience, it is a film meant to be experienced by those used to a lot of ambiguity in filmmaking and for the esoteric few. It is a savage, brain-wringing tale about Vikings, …
review by . November 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Diamond in the rough or just a hunk of coprolite?
Is a movie director/writer whose specialty is look-at-me landscapes combined with a lot of the old ultra violence and a big helping of sodden philosophy an inflated artist, an egotist with financing or a 17-year-old who has just discovered Nietzsche? Valhalla Rising, a grandiose movie without a center and the pacing of a lame horse, could make a case for Nicolas Winding Refn being all three.       Something like 1,000 years ago, One Eye (Mads Mikkelson), a mute warrior of …
review by . December 14, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****         "Valhalla Rising" had the potential to be very entertaining. It comes off as sort of entertaining, but not to an extent at all. In fact, one could even call it boring. There is visionary inspiration to be found in this film, but it's far too slow-paced and self-absorbed for my liking. I just can't seem to shake the feeling that "Valhalla Rising" doesn't give a damn about what I or anyone else thinks about it, and …
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 23, 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 1hr 40min
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