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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor

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Cast:Ken Vedsegaard, Peter Gantzler, Julie Ølgaard, and Neel Rønholt

Director:Michael Mouyal


Year: 2008


Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to see again.

Everyone seems to love a good Viking story including myself, so I was eager to sit down to watch this as it was receiving some very good reviews on the Festival run. This film was shot in two weeks on very little money but by looking at it you could never tell. Everything is very well-done, from the costumes to settings and even the battle scenes are done in a realistic way. The story was well told and the subplots that were thrown in mixed perfectly with the story that was being told. I am not a fan of movies that use a lot of flashbacks but here they work perfectly and become a vital part of the movie. The Actors all do an excellent job at playing their characters and each and everyone played an important part in the film. This is an Independent to be proud of, a film for those of us looking for something that is just pure entertainment in every sense of the word. Plus you have a film that is build off of historical fact, what more can any fan ask for. One more thing, this is also a film the whole family can enjoy together, the battle scenes are well-done but not overly gory which allows the children to sit in and enjoy the voyage while maybe learning a little history along the way. Released by SDK USA. **** Out Of *****