Robert Eggers’ The Northman has been widely praised for its stunning visuals, compelling performances, the creativity of its reimagination of Skakespeare’s Hamlet story (itself inspired by Saxo Grammaticus’ Amleth), and for the rich and engrossing world it creates, but criticism has also described the plot as rote, shallow when it tries to be profound, and nihilistic. (more…)
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May 31, 2022 Counter-Currents Radio 2 comments
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 449 Greg Johnson & Gregory Hood on The Northman
Gregory Hood was Greg Johnson‘s guest on the latest broadcast of Counter-Currents Radio, where they talked about the new movie The Northman plus YOUR QUESTIONS, and it is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
00:01:57 Overview of The Northman‘s themes
00:06:12 Destiny and fate vs. the modern notion of choosing your identity
00:13:49 Odin and the Indo-European Männerbund (more…)
May 3, 2022 Alex Graham 23 comments
Robert Eggers’ The Northman, a retelling of the medieval Scandinavian legend of Amleth, is a masterful tribute to the Viking era. Eggers recreates the world of the Vikings with painstaking attention to detail and great respect for his subject.
Eggers does not have Right-wing sympathies. He has condemned the so-called “misappropriation” of the Vikings by White Nationalists. Yet his dogged commitment to authenticity has resulted in a film of which Joseph Goebbels would approve. (more…)
April 25, 2022 Jim Goad 18 comments
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Hammering Thor: Rewriting History So that All Vikings are Black Lesbians
After debuting in Europe last month, Viking historical action saga The Northman opened in the United States on Friday. At the film’s London premiere, director Robert Eggers said that he was trying to re-appropriate — or maybe the actual word he used was expropriate, dis-appropriate, inappropriate, or extricate — Viking history from the Nordicists and white supremacists and lovers of historical facts who would dare deny that Viking societies were multicultural, progressive, and perfectly in lockstep with everything that filmmakers in 2022 have been led to believe is righteous and pure. (more…)