• The Northman Review

    11 days ago - By CG Magazine

    Robert Eggers has earned the reputation for turning heads, and as soon as The Northman was announced, I was on board. The Witch was a delightfully subversive film, and The Lighthouse was one of my favourite stories of 2019. Now here we are three years later, with Eggers' typical cadence, taking on Viking culture with current it-man Alexander SkarsgÄrd. What ends up playing out isn't quite what you'd expect, but Eggers' signature surrealism ensures that he wasn't just retreading common ground.
    We begin The Northman with young prince Amleth, who is in turn based on the medieval legend of the...
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