- Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman
- April 15th 2022
- Robert Eggers
Alexander Skarsgard plays a Viking prince hellbent on avenging his father’s murder in Robert Eggers’ brutal thriller.
After making a name for himself with offbeat independent films The Witch and The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers has made the jump into the world of studio blockbusters with The Northman.
This ambitious revenge epic tells the story of Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgard), who witnesses his father, King Aurvandill (Ethan Hawke), being murdered when he is a young boy.
The killers try to hunt down Amleth too, so he runs away from home and spends years getting himself ready to exact revenge on the murderer and save his captured mother Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman).
For those concerned that Eggers’ directorial style might be lost with the massive increase in budget and scale – never fear.
This is still very much a Robert Eggers film, but it is probably more accessible than his previous two.
The Northman is as weird as those familiar with Eggers’ work might expect but it’s only odd in a handful of scenes...