Northmen: A Viking Saga Reviews

  • 3d ago

    Boring, derivative, formulaic...every cinematic Viking trope and cliché in the book plus hackneyed medieval imagery (even though it's not medieval times). Muscular Hollywood actors in leather vests spouting on and on about honour. Unconvincing backdrop of South Africa supposed to look like Scotland. Overuse of light saturation,filters and fast cuts in seen-before battle scenes. Rubbish.

    Boring, derivative, formulaic...every cinematic Viking trope and cliché in the book plus hackneyed medieval imagery (even though it's not medieval times). Muscular Hollywood actors in leather vests spouting on and on about honour. Unconvincing backdrop of South Africa supposed to look like Scotland. Overuse of light saturation,filters and fast cuts in seen-before battle scenes. Rubbish.

  • Jun 06, 2020

    It definitely keeps you on your feet... worth watching 😎

    It definitely keeps you on your feet... worth watching 😎

  • Apr 09, 2020

    Worst movie! Very bad!! Don't watch!!

    Worst movie! Very bad!! Don't watch!!

  • Mar 17, 2020

    Better than the ratings give credit for. Good acting and high production values. The story is an honest tale of good -v- evil/ revenge /survival/ protect the maiden mixing a realistic factual background of changing times in history with fantasy and the supernatural stemming from the belief systems of the times rather than 'magic'. Contains many of the tropes we except and all the better for it. Bear in mind that Ed Skein left GoT to play this role and some of the other actors whilst perhaps not known as leads are well established. Highly watchable.

    Better than the ratings give credit for. Good acting and high production values. The story is an honest tale of good -v- evil/ revenge /survival/ protect the maiden mixing a realistic factual background of changing times in history with fantasy and the supernatural stemming from the belief systems of the times rather than 'magic'. Contains many of the tropes we except and all the better for it. Bear in mind that Ed Skein left GoT to play this role and some of the other actors whilst perhaps not known as leads are well established. Highly watchable.

  • Feb 16, 2020

    Definately one of the better Viking films!

    Definately one of the better Viking films!

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Pretty good really, could be better, but so could half the movies out there!!!!

    Pretty good really, could be better, but so could half the movies out there!!!!

  • Aug 03, 2018

    Terrific low-budget Viking film true to the characters. Northmen, Christians, Scots, even Picts have their say, use their hearts and minds and muscle. Starts with a shipwreck and roars like a lion from there. Great and brutal fight scenes, pity visions, lots of surprises, character turnarounds, the works. Not to be missed by any Viking fans. And the scenery is fabulous - and you'll never guess where on Earth they filmed it!

    Terrific low-budget Viking film true to the characters. Northmen, Christians, Scots, even Picts have their say, use their hearts and minds and muscle. Starts with a shipwreck and roars like a lion from there. Great and brutal fight scenes, pity visions, lots of surprises, character turnarounds, the works. Not to be missed by any Viking fans. And the scenery is fabulous - and you'll never guess where on Earth they filmed it!

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    Gimly M Super Reviewer
    Feb 20, 2017

    Like Centurion with a little Predator thrown in for good measure. It's simple and... honestly pretty bad, but it does satisfy a certain craving for this sort of film.

    Like Centurion with a little Predator thrown in for good measure. It's simple and... honestly pretty bad, but it does satisfy a certain craving for this sort of film.

  • Jan 14, 2017

    Yet another epic viking saga. This one has some good twists & turns in the plot with FX that aren't too outlandish. This tale could nearly have actually happened.

    Yet another epic viking saga. This one has some good twists & turns in the plot with FX that aren't too outlandish. This tale could nearly have actually happened.

  • Apr 28, 2016

    People comparing this to The Lord Of The Rings are insane. It's barely watchable.

    People comparing this to The Lord Of The Rings are insane. It's barely watchable.