Total Recall: Mighty Viking Movies

Summary

From the pantheon of ancient deities to the pages of Marvel Comics and finally to the silver screen, Thor has had quite the journey -- and judging from its robust Tomatometer, the hammer-wielding Asgardian is none the worse for wear. Arriving this weekend at theater near you (and on suitably massive IMAX 3D screens), Kenneth Branagh's action epic blends timeless mythology with cutting-edge special effects and a marquee-ready cast -- and in the process, it continues Hollywood's long love affair with all things Viking-related. Naturally, we decided to get in the spirit of things by smoking some cod, pouring a big cup of mead, and looking back at some of the more noteworthy examples of the genre. Hop into our longship, won't you? Back to Article

Comments

explosionsinthesky

Joshua Fountain

I love Vikings but Viking movies haven't had the best reputation.

May 4 - 08:43 PM

ToDandy

Todd Anderson

Don't worry, it's just because you have no soul.

May 4 - 09:11 PM

Philip G.

Philip Guerrero

though I've never seen any of these films except How To Train Your Dragon, I still find it so fun reading Total Recall articles.
Keep it up writer(s)!

May 4 - 09:59 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

I didn't care much for How To Train Your Dragon upon my first viewing, but I absolutely LOVED it seeing it the second time when I rented it. I've since bought the DVD, and though I prefer TS 3, HTTYD is still a 10/10.

May 4 - 10:35 PM

Murdoch

Murdoch +

"We're Vikings.....it's an occupational hazard!"

May 4 - 10:43 PM

TheAnimatorRator

Megan Gierasch

Best Freaking Movie ON THE LIST.

May 5 - 07:23 PM

Nick M.

Nick Miller

Much better the toy story 3, toy story 3 is just another toy story, HTTYD is something new and exciting

May 5 - 07:45 PM

Subra  S.

Subra Sly

IMMIGRANT SONG!!!

May 4 - 11:35 PM

Rusty Broomhandle

Jaco Gerber

Whaddya think this is, a microbiology site?

May 5 - 12:13 AM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

Ba-ZING!

May 5 - 09:50 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ok, I got that. lol

May 5 - 09:55 AM

tgibfo

Matt Ritchey

High five for whoever thought to include IMMIGRANT SONG. We are your Overlords.

May 5 - 01:44 AM

Duane O.

Duane OHare

What about 13th warrior with Antonio Bandares (sp) Very viking related and a pretty good flick. Belongs on the list before Beowulf

May 5 - 05:20 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I don't think they put them in order, but if they did, I'd agree with you. I think The 13th Warrior is awesome. I hated it when I first saw it because I saw it in Spanish with subtitles. the dialog between Banderas and the Vikings along with "Low do I see the line of my fathers..." thing at the end made the movie for me.

May 5 - 11:20 AM

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

"The 13th Warrior" is on the list.

May 5 - 12:05 PM

Steven S.

Steven Spisak

Right there with ya. It was good, but wasn't anything special or great.

May 5 - 09:04 AM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

Ba-ZING!

May 5 - 09:50 AM

mycinelli

Craig Bryant

How could they possibly forget The Norseman with Lee Majors - Steve Austin as a Viking, wow...

May 5 - 09:52 AM

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

Believe me, I wanted to include "The Norseman," but there just weren't enough reviews. A classic of bad cinema.

May 5 - 12:05 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ok, I got that. lol

May 5 - 09:55 AM

redrooster0

Charlie Voelker

love the vikings, mostly because the original score makes me laugh so hard

May 5 - 10:01 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I don't think they put them in order, but if they did, I'd agree with you. I think The 13th Warrior is awesome. I hated it when I first saw it because I saw it in Spanish with subtitles. the dialog between Banderas and the Vikings along with "Low do I see the line of my fathers..." thing at the end made the movie for me.

May 5 - 11:20 AM

The Reaper

Iron Will

13th warrior wasn't bad. Worth watching.

May 5 - 11:34 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Seen "Flesh and Blood", "The Last Valley" and "Ivanhoe" one of two versions but haven't seen Prince Valiant yet!

May 5 - 11:58 AM

Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

"The 13th Warrior" is on the list.

May 5 - 12:05 PM

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