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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)

Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to see again.

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Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to see again.

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When Oleg is an adult, he encounters Dir, the man whose thumb he cut off as a boy. When they shake hands, Dir is clearly shown missing the thumb on his right hand (at around 44 mins). Dir is later shown having both thumbs (at 59:31 and 61:23). See more »

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A good story, not so good filming and action.
5 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

First of all the information war on IMDb, how can this movie get higher grade than pulp fiction?!? Get sane people!!! So that's about that you have to stop the inflation in scores.

This movie is a what it says it is a "vikinga saga". The usual ingredients Love & Revenge.

The movie itself is effects wise not great. What I did like though was the pacing and that the movie did not spend a lot of time trying to explain things to the "dumb" audience, but trusted our empathy/intelligence. And so I found myself with the feeling that I was "reading the best parts of a book".

Then I also felt they've been looking at other major Hollywood pictures and stolen some tiny pieces of them like the movies Alexander, Memoirs Of a Geisha, and so on. If they would have dropped that and just trusted themselves the filming itself would have been even better.

The movie is amateur-ish but the pacing and storytelling is so good, clean of rubbish, that I simply decided to turn off the critique when it comes to filming and effects and coordinated stunts and fight scenes and just totally focus on the story. I clearly felt it was higher than 5 in score but it had a dip in the middle, a short one, and then picked up again. At most I felt it deserved a 6. So where does my final verdict end up ..... hmmmm ..... avoid inflation in score .... 5.1 ... no .... yes .... no .... 5.1 ... yes 5.1 it is .

Thank you for your time. Pretty good story.


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