The man from the norththe new vikings movie Robert Eggeris one of the most anticipated cinematic works of this year. And it is not the first more than enthusiastic reviews that will calm our enthusiasm.
After his first two successes, even more expectations around the next film by Robert Eggers
In just two films, The witch and Lighthousedirector Robert Eggers has earned a solid reputation throughout Hollywood. The dark and heavy atmospheres were the hallmark of his first two opuses, winning the hearts of fans. His next project will take place in the universe of the Vikings, and it’s already looking absolutely epic.
It will not have escaped you, vikings have really taken pop culture by storm in recent years. Series vikingsbroadcast from 2013 to 2020, relates the adventures of the famous Ragnar Lothbrok following his visions of the God Odin and his Valkyries. This successful series has also given birth to a spin-off, Vikings: Walhallathe broadcast of which started in February of this year. We can also cite the series The Last Kingdomwhich presents a divided England undergoing the Viking invasions, or even the video games with big success Assassin’s Creed Valhallaand the last two God of the war. And The man from the north must therefore make a place for itself in this Viking universe, it seems that it has been done, and with the way.
The Northman: the first unanimous reviews
If the press has not yet been able to deliver its analyzes and feelings, critics who have had access to the film are rave reviews. They relate in particular a vengeance of immense ferocity, an almost animal brutality in a dark and mystical atmosphere. We have selected for you some of the publications of the most excited tweets:
It’s a crying shame that THE NORTHMAN has been so criminally mishandled because that’s precisely what blockbuster cinema should aspire to, and still has the potential to be. Formally bold yet welcoming; easy to follow but not just a guided tour. Five big stars. Bjork! pic.twitter.com/vXpDLOrU7b
It’s a shame The Northman was handled so badly [le réalisateur avait partagé ses frustrations quant à la trop grande implication d’Universal lors du montage, ndlr]because it’s exactly what you’d expect from a blockbuster, and it has all the potential to be. Formally bold yet welcoming; easy to follow but not a guided tour. Five big stars. Bjork! Jack King
#TheNorthman is BRUTAL. Skarsgård oozes revenge-fueled ferocity from start to finish. I loved the choice of capturing so much – action and dialogue heavy beats – in one shot. Lets the outstanding cast shine through and ensures you feel every ounce of passion and aggression in this film. pic.twitter.com/7nC2kfAUGo
The man from the north is BRUTAL. Skarsgard oozes revenge-fueled ferocity from start to finish. I loved the choice to capture so much action and strong dialogue in one shot. Let the outstanding cast shine and ensure you feel every ounce of their passion and aggression. Perri Nemiroff
The Northman is spectacular. It’s surprisingly Eggers’ most accessible film, yet no less immersive in its authentic feel. It’s a gripping revenge story that keeps its hand around your throat and visually stunning. Made me whisper “Holy shit!” several times. #TheNorthman pic.twitter.com/5VDbxIqU0s
The man from the north is spectacular. Surprisingly, this is Eggers’ most accessible film, remaining immersive and authentic. It’s a gripping revenge story that keeps its hand on your throat while being visually stunning. He made me whisper “oh fuck!” several times. Eric Eisenberg
#TheNorthman is Robert Eggers’ best film to date. Stunning cinematography sets the stage for the perfect fusion of otherworldly Norse mythology with the brutal reality of Viking history. Bloodthirsty. Powerful. Spiritual. @TheNorthmanFilm is a beautiful and epic saga for the ages. pic.twitter.com/hSa1S0Mc3Z
The man from the north is Robert Eggers’ best film so far. Stunning cinematography sets the scene for the perfect fusion of otherworldly Norse mythology and the brutal reality of Viking history. Bloodthirsty. Powerful. Spiritual. The Northman is the magnificent and epic saga of the century. Maggie Lovit
THE NORTHMAN is exactly what you’d expect from a $90 million Viking revenge movie from Robert Eggers. Brutal and dazzling with great attention to detail. The story is quite simple and slow at first, but I was still in awe of his performance. Alexander Skarsgård is an absolute beast. pic.twitter.com/eTJlWGNeRe
The man from the north is exactly what you can expect from a $90 million Viking rematch directed by Robert Eggers. Brutal and dazzling with attention to detail. The story is quite simple and rather slow at first, but I was speechless watching this show. Alexander Skarsgard is an absolute monster. Matt Neglia
Watching Robert Eggers’ Viking revenge epic THE NORTHMAN, I often alternated applause and squeaks. Mind blowing choreography, horrifying in a way that I still can’t fully believe. Not without its setbacks, but it’s the kind of film whose existence seems like a miracle today. & I take it.
Watching Robert Eggers’ epic viking revenge, The man from the northI often alternated between applause and squealing. Stunning choreography but also disturbing in a way that I still can’t fully comprehend. Not free from setbacks, it’s the kind of film whose existence is likened to a miracle today, so I take it. Tomris Laffly
by Robert Egger #TheNorthman is visceral and super piercing. You certainly won’t be able to take your eyes off this blood-soaked tale of revenge. Alexander Skarsgård is a BEAST and ferocious through and through. Nicole Kidman has a few scenes that floored me. Daring & diabolical pic.twitter.com/9DMX3Mm4sq
The man from the north by Robert Eggers is viscerally captivating and absolutely petrifying. You clearly won’t be able to take your eyes off this bloodthirsty fable. Alexander Skarsgard is a fierce BEAST all the way. I was carried away by several scenes of Nicole Kidman. Bold and diabolical.
The Northman: Robert Eggers made his Gladiator. A satisfying and emotional revenge epic that kept me guessing and engaging with its beautiful language, mythology and cinematography. Smaller than the trailers seem, but still powerful and moving. The final battle is \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25. pic.twitter.com/VKQK3GSTzb
The man from the north : Robert Eggers made his Gladiator. Epic, satisfying, and emotional revenge that kept me hooked with its beautiful language, mythology, and cinematography. Less grandiose than the trailers suggest, but still powerful and moving. The final battle is amazing. German Lussier
A bit of a lazy shortcut perhaps, but #TheNorthman is essentially Robert Eggers’ answer to 300. Violent, visceral, eerie, and at times staggeringly beautiful, it’s a terrific action flick mixed with some truly haunting moments. Skarsgard is an absolute beast. pic.twitter.com/78V1AC5xTT
Maybe a little lazy, but The man from the north is essentially Robert Eggers’ answer to the movie 300. Violent, visceral, strange and at times stunningly beautiful, it’s a heart-pounding action movie with some truly spellbinding moments. Skarsgard is an absolute beast. Rory Cashin
Although based on a rather banal revenge scenario, The man from the north seems to succeed in the tour de force of embarking the viewer in a fierce and brutal atmosphere, carried by a 5-star cast. We look forward to May 11, 2022, the date of its release in French cinemas.