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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2022 3:22 p.m. PST

"Set at the turn of the 10th century, in year 914 to be more precise, in the cold country of Iceland, has the story which centres on a Viking named Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), who witnesses the murder of his father, King Aurvandil (Ethan Hawke), at the hands of his uncle, Fjolnir the Brotherless (Claes Bang). With his mother, Queen Gudrun (Nicole Kidman) now captured, Amleth flees his native land, but not before declaring his revenge on those who have wronged him…."


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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

Why are so many movies based on revenge?

Perris070704 Apr 2022 7:50 p.m. PST

It's a strong motivator. Just ask Chingis Khan.

Grelber04 Apr 2022 10:03 p.m. PST

I've seen the trailer. It looks good, and I'd like to have great hopes for it. However, I've been disappointed too many times to allow myself to get really excited at this point. Still just maybe . . .


4DJones05 Apr 2022 1:27 a.m. PST

It seems to be more in the tradition of the Icelandic Saga than history (nothing wrong with that). And it seems at least half of it is set in the hours of darkness, which can be long in Iceland for half the year.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2022 9:11 a.m. PST

It certainly looks like it has potential.

DrSkull05 Apr 2022 10:31 a.m. PST

Dude, It's Hamlet.
(Amleth is from Saxo Grammaticus' Danish History, and is the ultimate source for Shakespeare's Hamlet.)

Looks like they've moved it to Iceland.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2022 8:40 p.m. PST

Let 's see….


DrSkull06 Apr 2022 12:36 p.m. PST
Augustus06 Apr 2022 3:52 p.m. PST


Deucey Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2022 6:22 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info and link Dr Skull

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2022 7:49 a.m. PST

The Wall Street Journal had an article today on the movie's attempt to be as historically accurate with costumes and customs of the period. Worth reading if you can get it, agree or not on the result.

Yes, it is based on a Nordic legend, so it is not an historical docudrama.

I also think the TMP crowd will never like it, based on precedent. There will also be something we don't like. I personally think the people back then were tough to survive, but a body builder look? Not sure a Norse diet would allow that. But to me a niggling point. I applaud the sincere attempt.

SBminisguy24 Apr 2022 9:13 a.m. PST

Looks like a fun 80s style barbarian action movie, with a bit more gore. Be interested in seeing how they interpret Viking myth and some level of historicity into the film.

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