2022 is already shaping up to be good one for movie lovers. Case in point: the epic revenge thriller “The Northman”. Visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers (“The Witch”, “The Lighthouse”) brings his stark visual style to 10th Century Iceland, a place that feels right in his wheelhouse. To add to the appeal, the film sports an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Björk, Claes Bang, and Ralph Ineson.
The film seems to have a pretty basic revenge story premise, but it’s the setting and Eggers’ furious style that really sells this. Skarsgård plays Amleth, a man driven by vengeance since he was a child. That’s when he watched his Viking King father (Hawke) murdered, his mother (Kidman) kidnapped, and their kingdom stolen by his uncle Fjölnir (Bang). This thing looks violent, ferocious, and absolutely absorbing. I can’t wait to see it.
“The Northman” opens exclusively in theaters April 22nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.