If you love a big dirty Viking epic, this one’s for you.
Robert Eggers latest flick The Northman’ opens today, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Björk and Anya Taylor-Joy in a violent take on the story that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
It follows the story of Prince Amleth who is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, and kidnaps (and marries) his mother. Big oof.
The film takes place two decades later, where Amleth is now a Viking who is obsessed with saving his mother, killing his uncle and avenging his father.
Ben O’Shea told Clairsy & Lisa that despite it being absolutely brutal, it’s the best film he’s seen this year so far.
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Check out the trailer: