the historical series “Vikings” marked a before and after in what has to do with the diffusion and interest of the public in general -and in particular- for these primitive peoples who inhabited Northern Europe and who came to expand through Russia, Western Europe and even They arrived in America between the 9th and 11th centuries. The beliefs, their customs, their fame as merchants and warriors, as well as their desire to expand their domains and expand, reached a shocking exposure with this series.
After the success of “Vikings” The spin-off (“Vikings: Valhalla”) arrived, while other series related to the theme had a great boost in recent years. “The Last Kingdom” and “Barbarians” -both available on Netflix, as well as “Vikings” and its sequel- are some of them.
In the midst of this fury, the recent premiere of “The Northmans” (or “The man from the north”) became a sensation and one of the most anticipated films of recent years. Here is a list of 3 movies that you can not stop watching if you liked it “Vikings”
These are the 3 movies you must see if you like “Vikings”
Directed by Robert Eggers and recently released -it hit theaters on April 22-, “The Northmans” (or “The Northman”) encompasses the entire Viking universe, its mythology and beliefs, and the brutality of the berserker warriors (those Vikings who fought hand-to-hand in battle, and did so in a trance-like state). Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke and Claes Bang with part of the remarkable cast.
How to train your dragon (between 2010 and 2019)
The saga of animated films “How to train your dragon”, released between 2010 and 2019 and the work of Dreamworks, is the most familiar film that has been made of vikings along the history. Here the focus is not centered on battles and invasions, but on one of the many mythological beings that these peoples believed in: dragons.
The story – which is an adaptation of Cressida Cowell’s novels – shows how a teenager viking strikes up a friendly relationship with a dragon, Toothless. The conflict lies in the fact that, by tradition, vikings and dragons are enemies and humans must kill these creatures, as they are supposed to be a threat to their livestock and possessions.
The movie “The Vikings”, released in 1958 and directed by Richard Fleischer, not only became a classic, but was also the first production to address these peoples, their customs, adventures and beliefs. Much of the western world and the Hollywood industry learned about this captivating world thanks to this film.
With Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis as its great protagonists -and with the addition of a shocking animated introduction narrated by Orson Welles-, the plot focuses on Einar and Eric, the sons of King Ragnar who must unite to rescue Princess Morgana and who is a prisoner of the king of England.
Many of the common places (most of them wrong) about the vikings and its brutality, violence and sloppiness has its origin in this film and the way it is presented.
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If you’re a fan of Vikings, you can’t stop watching these 3 movies