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Korica
01-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Personally my favorite movie of all time, let alone favorite viking film, is The 13th Warrior.

There's also a great animated short on YouTube called The Saga of Bjorn.

Aleonymous
01-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Valhalla Rising (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla_Rising_%28film%29)

It's a weird film, I warn you, but I liked the atmosphere & photography a LOT :)

raven2134
01-24-2014, 08:07 AM
There was a really comprehensive thread on this in the steam boards

http://steamcommunity.com/app/237990/discussions/0/648816742426663801/

Korica
01-24-2014, 08:30 PM
I think Valhalla Rising's amazing potential was squandered because of the bizarre, artsy direction the Director took it in. One-Eye was awesome though.

Aleonymous
01-25-2014, 05:46 AM
I think Valhalla Rising's amazing potential was squandered because of the bizarre, artsy direction the Director took it in.

Come to think of it, that's perhaps why I personally liked the movie :D But, yeah, I know what you mean. It would be something different then, yet equally viking!

Rocksitter
01-27-2014, 05:30 PM
Beowulf & Grendel Beneath the Legend Legend Lies The Tale...

Væringjar
02-22-2015, 04:28 PM
The 13th Warrior was an epic movie. Haven't watched Beowulf, is it good?

Btw, not movie but History Channel's Vikings is probably the best show about Vikings.

Killing people for nothing! Best way to describe them. No offence if you are a Scandinavian :)

Dyverge
02-23-2015, 11:06 AM
Haven't watched Beowulf, is it good?

There are a ton of films about Beowulf, so I definitely recommend the original epic poem before delving into the movies. I didn't think the reading was particularly heavy and the story is quite good. The more recent film adaptions of Beowulf take creative liberties with the interpretation of the story, but I think a couple of the twists and tweaks that were added are interesting. The critics gave the 2005 and 2007 films average reviews, like somewhere around 3 stars or 4 stars.

Aleonymous
02-23-2015, 03:13 PM
I saw this adaptation of Beowulf (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/) some years ago. It uses a computer-animation/motion-capture technique that I found weirdly interesting. Can't comment on how close it is to the poem, but it was fun to watch.

Væringjar
02-23-2015, 05:09 PM
There are a ton of films about Beowulf, so I definitely recommend the original epic poem before delving into the movies. I didn't think the reading was particularly heavy and the story is quite good. The more recent film adaptions of Beowulf take creative liberties with the interpretation of the story, but I think a couple of the twists and tweaks that were added are interesting. The critics gave the 2005 and 2007 films average reviews, like somewhere around 3 stars or 4 stars.

Thanks for the reply, Dyverge. Not sure if I can find the story of Beowulf. Not so popular in my country. So, it seems, my only chance is the watching the movie.


I saw this adaptation of Beowulf (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/) some years ago. It uses a computer-animation/motion-capture technique that I found weirdly interesting. Can't comment on how close it is to the poem, but it was fun to watch.

Yes, Aleo. That was the movie I was asking. Thanks for the reply, I'm gonna add that movie to my list.

Dyverge
02-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the reply, Dyverge. Not sure if I can find the story of Beowulf. Not so popular in my country. So, it seems, my only chance is the watching the movie.

Ah, I see. Beowulf may be available on the Project Gutenberg website. They digitize and archive a lot of older, culturally significant literary works that have expired copyrights. They also have a collection of copyrighted literary works where the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use. Beowulf seems like something they would have.

The poem includes dialogue that questions the reliability of Beowulf's account of events, which is what I think inspires filmmakers to create their own twist on the story. I liked the 2007 film because it was surprisingly dark. The first half of it is close to the poem's timeline of events, but the second half is more loosely based. Note the 2007 film isn't the one that Rocksitter mentioned earlier in this thread, so maybe check out both. I think Rocksitter was referencing the 2005 film with Gerard Butler as Beowulf.

Yellow
02-13-2017, 03:06 PM
Dont exactly know if this is under the viking cathegory, but it sure is really cool: https://youtu.be/vxR-oKkwJLI

Aleonymous
02-13-2017, 05:11 PM
That was genuinely awesome, Yellow! Lots of stuff in common with TBS too: Vikings, rotoscoped animation, day/night allegory etc. For the record, the short film (8 mins) is called "EXORDIUM - a rotoscoped fantasy epic by Gorgonaut".

Tiraglarm
02-15-2017, 05:09 AM
Russian film Viking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_(film)) was released month ago. Quality movie with good actors.

Plot:
"Kievan Rus, late 10th century. After the death of his father, Svyatoslav I, ruler of Kievan Rus, the young prince Vladimir is forced into exile across the frozen sea in Sweden to escape his treacherous half-brother Yaropolk, who has murdered his other brother Oleg and conquered the territory of Kievan Rus. The old warrior Sveneld convinces Vladimir to assemble a force of Viking mercenaries led by a Swedish chieftain, hoping to reconquer Kiev from Yaropolk."

Its not about vikings at all (Russian film's titles is a strange thing), but about the beginning of the Christianization of Rus. Reccomended to see and meet with early Russian/Belarus/Ukraine history.

Aleonymous
02-15-2017, 02:14 PM
Hmmm, seems interesting but its IMDB ratings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5157456/) ain't so good (54% on 800 votes).

Yellow
02-26-2017, 11:43 AM
Here some Viking/celtic/nordic/slavic music: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7E208B456441183E Some of the songs you might recognise from The Witcher 3 :)

Khatie
03-06-2017, 04:54 PM
Like others have said, I thought The 13th Warrior was excellent. Very entertaining and great atmosphere. :)