Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Old 04-28-10, 11:57 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

I'm kind of interested in this thing. It's being called a 'Norse opera'. Apparently sparse on dialogue, and made to be more than just a Viking action movie with horned helmets and stereotypes. It's getting some kind of US release on June 4, 2010. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

I've avoided reviews and spoilers, but basically the story revolves around a one-eyed fighter played by Mikkelsen and a trip by Vikings to the New World.

Trailer, which can be scaled up to 720p:


Some screenshots:







Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 01:18 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 36,850
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

You had me at Mads Mikkelsen. Vikings just makes it more awesome.
RocShemp is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 05:30 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
visitor Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,501
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Seeing what Refn did with the Pusher Trilogy - add in everything RocShemp said and this could be the best film of the year.
visitor Q is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 05:43 PM
  #4  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Whomever that old guy is at the beginning has an amazingly badass voice.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 07:35 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: currently Philly originally from Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,896
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by visitor Q View Post
Seeing what Refn did with the Pusher Trilogy - add in everything RocShemp said and this could be the best film of the year.
agree 100% all i need to hear was Refn but everything is cherry on top.
BuddhaWake is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 08:15 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Troy Stiffler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Under an I-10 Overpass
Posts: 21,393
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

The director of Bronson? Awesome!
Troy Stiffler is online now  
Old 04-28-10, 08:54 PM
  #7  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,178
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Assuming no relation to the Clive Cussler novel of the same name.
Geofferson is offline  
Old 04-28-10, 09:39 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Allentown,PA
Posts: 1,728
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

I will see this if it gets local release, otherwise dvd/bd.
mh4268 is offline  
Old 05-19-10, 10:40 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

I watched a bit of this film. I wouldn't blind buy it. It's a bit boring and I couldn't watch more than 20 minutes of the film. It sort of reminded me of a Danish version of VERSUS.
toddly6666 is offline  
Old 05-19-10, 11:15 AM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

I liked Versus, it's not amazing but I did enjoy it a lot. Hrm...
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 05-19-10, 07:35 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Troy Stiffler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Under an I-10 Overpass
Posts: 21,393
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Assuming no relation to the Clive Cussler novel of the same name.
Needs more Matthew Mcconaughey.
Troy Stiffler is online now  
Old 05-20-10, 10:47 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,059
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Looks like it'll prob be boring. What this trailer needs is some Amon Amarth cut to the action.
islandclaws is offline  
Old 05-20-10, 11:00 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Millville, New Jersey
Posts: 2,935
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

They had me with the shot with the severed head on a stick.
JOE29 is offline  
Old 05-20-10, 11:25 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Numanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Down in 'The Park'
Posts: 27,882
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Looks like it's filled with some fantastic imagery. But it seems to be getting reamed as boring and pointless. But then again, I like tome poem kind of films so I'll still give it a chance.
Numanoid is offline  
Old 05-20-10, 12:53 PM
  #15  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

I'm in, good or bad....I want to see this. That imagery has me sold.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 05-20-10, 05:03 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Oh I'm in too. I've read some lackluster reviews, but I've also read some very positive ones.

It's at 87%(13-2) on RT now:
Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 05-21-10, 10:05 AM
  #17  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Wow...read those Bad reviews...uhh...they just didn't get it from what it looks like. And that "review" from the UK Telegraph...isn't a review..it's 2 sentences (3 at the most). What's wrong with just being mostly told by images?
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 05-25-10, 01:25 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Well... this is an amazing film.

I'm blown away.

It made me think of Malick as I watched. So much said in this film, in such profound ways, by the film itself. Not the characters, not the dialogue, the director worked this on another level. You get to the point where a glance from Mikkelson in a direction, or a look from him, says volumes and you immediately know something/what's up. The incredible visual feast tells the story more than anything. Mikkelson is such a talent. Man he delivers in spades on this.

It was better than I hoped for.

I can now clearly understand the dummies in those two reviews on RT, yes they didn't get it. Dummies would miss the entire film for sure. No way the wide audience would have anything to say other than stuff like - 'it was boring, nothing happened', or 'I just kept waiting for something to happen and it never did' similar to the two negative reviews on RT.

Go out of your way to see this one.
Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 05-25-10, 04:25 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: A National Park
Posts: 4,964
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

It seems like Pathfinder from the trailer.... and I liked pathfinder! I want to see this for sure. Mads is great.
Ravenous is offline  
Old 05-27-10, 05:17 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

To be clear... this film is not like 'Pathfinder'.
Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 05-31-10, 01:13 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,263
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

the movie must be "out there" since there are people bitching on imdb about how boring the movie is and how they turned it off
Rypro 525 is offline  
Old 05-31-10, 01:41 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
LickTheABCs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Viva BuyMoria!
Posts: 3,464
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
the movie must be "out there" since there are people bitching on imdb about how boring the movie is and how they turned it off
You lost me at IMDB.

If there isn't a gunshot every 4 minutes to them it's automatically boring.
LickTheABCs is offline  
Old 05-31-10, 06:29 PM
  #23  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

pretty much. IMDB is the site that JSP goes thinking that he "knows" movies and can talk to others who are of the same mindset. It's like like the comment section on a youtube video...hilarious and dangerous for your mind.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 06-01-10, 02:44 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
the movie must be "out there" since there are people bitching on imdb about how boring the movie is and how they turned it off
I certainly wouldn't have expected that reaction from the wide audience.

Dr Mabuse is offline  
Old 06-06-10, 11:55 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 869
Re: Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2010) Mads Mikkelsen

Dr. Mabuse is pretty dead-on with the Malick comparison. maybe throw in some Apocalypse Now influence as well. this was one big meditative journey, and a film that celebrates the objective of film itself: tell a story through a series of images. gee, haven't seen a film do that in a while!
TheySentYou is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.