Come! Let me tell you of the days of HIGH…

Mako’s legendary preamble to Conan the Barbarian echoed in my head while I watched the Northman. It is possibly Eggers’ most direct narrative, which is not to say it doesn’t have lots of thematic oddities. Bjork appears as one of the Norns. That’s something I never realized I wanted. It’s beautiful, brutal, and historically accurate, so far as I can tell. I enjoyed it.

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