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    Twitter is going crazy about Kidman’s performance. People loved it

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    Twitter is going crazy about Kidman’s performance. People loved it

    I think Kidman’s performance in The Northman is notably better than her performance in Being the Ricardos but I strongly doubt she’ll be nominated for The Northman.

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    Claes Bang was my personal favorite though the entire cast was fire.

    I WOULD LOVE a screenplay nod.

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    Debating if I want to see this on the big screen or wait for it to come to digital so I can watch it with subtitles…

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    Twitter is going crazy about Kidman’s performance. People loved it

    It’s really weird how breathlessly people talk about the Kidman AMC ad on Twitter, whereas in the real world people absolutely do not care about it whatsoever, or think it’s stupid.

    Debating if I want to see this on the big screen or wait for it to come to digital so I can watch it with subtitles…

    Absolutely needs to be seen on a big screen and Dolby if you have it.

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    I loved it, the performances, score, cinematography, storytelling…I love how Eggers almost became mainstream (for the cash I guess) but didn’t quite, still keeping his tone; Björk was MVP…but yeah unfortunately this won’t go anywhere outside techs

    Lol Björk is barely in the film. Interesting she’d be your MVP. I think Kidman’s character is given the most unique arc and that monologue she delivers is spine tingling.

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    I reckon Kidman will most likely get a nomination in The Northman for Supporting Actress

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    Saw this last night. I appreciated the craft more than the actual movie. Thought the sound design was stellar, as was the cinematography/production design/costumes. I think it could have benefitted from 20 minutes shaved off.

    As for Oscars, coming out so early won’t help. I think it could maybe pull of a random tech, like costumes or production design. Honestly, hoping for sound, but I realize that would be less likely, especially now that the sound categories are combined.

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    Kidman was great in this. She was definitely MVP. I wouldn’t mind her being nominated at all for this.

    FYC:

    Everything Everywhere All At Once in every eligible category

    Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga for Best Original Song

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    I personally didn’t care for Skarsgard or ATJ’s performances, but I loved the rest of the cast. It was a fun watch. I’m not sure if it’s the right word, but in comparison to The VVitch and The Lighthouse, this felt a bit basic. Very traditional ancient hero’s epic. Not a bad thing though, that’s probably what they were going for.

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    Watched The Northman tonight.

    I liked the cinematography – picture postcard pretty – and the score and production design.

    But Was bored out of my skull.

    Didn’t care for any of the characters. (Oh wait, I liked that bit with Bjork, wouldn’t have minded to have a lot more of her).

    Wish Amleth had a personality instead of the placeholder of repeating “I will avenge you, Father bla bla etc” every now and then.

    Alexander Skarsgård walking with his arms so far away from his body had me laughing.

    The dialogue is hokey and so many scenes are unintentionally funny.

    The whole midsection is an excrutiating slog and I nearly fell asleep a couple of times.

    Maybe it will get some tech noms.

    Zero acting noms.

    Found this movie to be one note through out.

    That oft mentioned scene with his mom was laughably bad.

    Somewhere something went wrong.

    Hollywood needs to give the audience an “in” to the characters.

    Having zero character development is mindnumbingly dull.

    P.S. I enjoyed the ‘Quidditch’ game.

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    Lol Björk is barely in the film. Interesting she’d be your MVP. I think Kidman’s character is given the most unique arc and that monologue she delivers is spine tingling.

    So what if she was barely in the film? She stole it for me, she was a breath of fresh air and nailed her own monologue. Kidman of course was given much more to do and strong but maybe because I’ve seen her in a 100 films since Björk’s last the latter was my MVP.
    I might add that as recently as last year Kathryn Hunter was MVP of Tragedy of Macbeth despite being barely in the film alongside Hollywood heavyweights…this sort of thing can happen quite often.

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    ****SPOILERS AHEAD****

    I really liked this movie and I take it with all its weirdness and gore. Ultimately I think that “The Lighthouse” or “The Witch” were more memorable and had a better screenplay, but “The Northman” had some really cool scenes too. Moreover, it has excellent production design, choreographed dance and fighting scenes that must have been difficult to create and beautiful cinematography.

    The best sequences for me were when Eggers indulged in some really weird and fucked-up stuff: that scene in the underground chamber where Ethan Hawke howls like a wolf and Dafoe is a crazy and almost devil-like jester, Bjork’s terrifying seeress and the skeleton knight sequence to recover the magic sword. What I liked less was Olga’s story arch: it is no fault of Anya Taylor-Joy, but it felt built to please the mainstream audiences. I mean, everything else in the movie is fucked-up apart from that relationship, so I expected an evil twist or a disturbing scene regarding her character, but it never came.

    For the general audience, I think that what hurts this movie is the fact that it’s not a mainstream action revenge movie (like “Gladiator”) nor an uncompromising arthouse movie (like “The Lighthouse”).

    What Eggers was interested in was accurately recreating the Viking world and its sagas: how cruel and brutal that world was and how fucked-up and consuming the concept of revenge ultimately is to the modern eye, as opposed to a Viking saga. If you think about it Amleth goes to Walhalla even though he has killed his mother, his little brother and has abandoned his pregnant lover. What Eggers is clearly not interested in is Hollywood ideas of character development. Amleth doesn’t change, but the audience might change what they think about them throughout the movie.

    PS: I had to laugh at one user leaving a 1-star review on RT saying that this movie is not historically accurate and Eggers should have watched at least one episode of “Vikings” for reference. I loved that show but it’s not historically accurate at all, with historical figures who are decades or centuries apart in the same plot line!

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    No idea why people think this movie was boring, taking aside the plot armor, this was a great movie, 9/10.

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