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Eric Northman is….The Northman!

Wonder if this film is going to increase HBO Max subscriptions just so people can revisit (or watch for the first time) True Blood?

Also it will be great to see Anya Taylor-Joy work with Eggers once again!

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Damn that looks good!

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by jpowell180 (December 20, 2021 09:32 PM)
Member since February 24, 2019

Wonder if this film is going to increase HBO Max subscriptions just so people can revisit (or watch for the first time) True Blood?

Also it will be great to see Anya Taylor-Joy work with Eggers once again!

The biggest nonsense I've seen for a long time.
Hoped so much for this movie and seldom got so disappointed.
They said "Valhall" (and not Valhalla eyes.gif) that's fine.
Leastwise they said so in the dubbed version. ☻
For that alone it'll get a higher vote from me than deserved.
The rest was utterly bs.
Won't even start to list all mistakes.

Good cinematography, good actors (though barely able to show it).
Björk with the wheat crown looked interesting…the conches on her eyes were ridiculous.

So, Mr. Eggers, director…you are the new kid on the block for nordic mythology?!
You need to warm up or better ask Gustaf Skarsgård for advice next time.
He was great as (F)Loki in the Vikings (2013) and brought much knowledge to the table. ♥
Mr. Eggers as a NewEnglander should've watched it before. evil2.gif

5 / 10 (only so much cause of "Valhall") smile.gif

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Eggers plans to make Nosferatu his fourth film.
Eggers is currently developing a miniseries based on the life of Rasputin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Eggers#Career
That'll become VERY interesting, Mr. Eggers! yes.gif
Awaiting that with anticipation. ☻

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What’s with the brackets around the “F” in Floki’s name?

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by SpringheelJack1837 July 08, 2022 12:02 AM
Member since December 11, 2017

What’s with the brackets around the “F” in Floki’s name?

Loki is a nordic God.
Floki is a character in the series Vikings (2013).

Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård)

A gifted but eccentric shipbuilder and friend of Ragnar.
His ships create a revolution in shipwright techniques.
He considers himself descended from the trickster god Loki.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(TV_series)

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Oh yeah, I couldn’t remember that he considers himself some descendant of Loki - makes total sense. Thought maybe you mistook his character as being inspired by Loki or some ****.

I watched a few seasons of Vikings but got a bit over it in the end, inaccuracies aside there just started to be too much filler involving side characters I didn’t care about. Started to feel like pandering to fans became more important than realism.

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by SpringheelJack1837 July 09, 2022 04:20 AM
Member since December 11, 2017

Oh yeah, I couldn’t remember that he considers himself some descendant of Loki - makes total sense.
Thought maybe you mistook his character as being inspired by Loki or some ****.

I watched a few seasons of Vikings but got a bit over it in the end, inaccuracies aside there just started to be too much filler involving side characters I didn’t care about. Started to feel like pandering to fans became more important than realism.

Yah, we're two nice and friendly persons. winkgrin.gif

True, there are some inaccuracies in the Vikings' series (2013).
Love it although cause it shows the Northerns as people of flesh and blood with all their struggles, dreams and beliefs. Farmers, family men, traders, explorers, ingenious shipbuilders…not only raiding brutals, what they definitely had been also.

One of my all-time favourite scenes is the first landing of Ragnar's little troop at the coast of Northumbria, nowadays UK. Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and the friendly Sheriff try their best to make it a peaceful first encounter.
Alas, they aren't really in control of their own people.
Rollo, Ragnar's jealous and reluctant brother and Floki, great fighter and Odin-extremist, mostly mess it up. ☻

Vikings - First Fight in England


Eventually they make it to King Aelle although.
King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) feasting with Ragnar is hilarious! ♥

Vikings - Ragnar meets King Aelle

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Wasn't he supposed to be norwegian and not swedish.?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race,_Evolution,_and_Behavior

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by azn_2 June 20, 2022 02:05 AM
Member since April 16, 2017

Northern grumbling;;;

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;;; for more than an hour ☺

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Also it will be great to see Anya Taylor-Joy work with Eggers once again!

Definitely one of the highlights for me.

So many stories, so little time.

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This was good!
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