An old Viking is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.
Alberte Thorning Agerskov,
Jack E. Sovtar
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An explorer visits what appears to be the ruins of a gothic cathedral. There seem to be some strange statues, though, whose faces follow him as he makes his way to the end; the sun comes out, and he stops at the edge of a cliff.
It not only had an incredibly good animation (Which shows once again how CGI could be used in a creative and artistic manner.)but it also had a very strong message about how hatred is able to dehumanize people and lead them to a mutual destruction.
It must be said that this message is delivered without a single bit of sentimentality: In fact, I will dare to say that there is a certain level of aggressiveness in the way in which "Paths of Hate" shows how the hatred could reach totally absurd and inhuman levels, but I have to admit that (For me, at least) this short worked much better than many other war-movies that I've seen in my entire life.
I particularly enjoyed the comic book-esque aesthetic of the designs, giving "Paths of Hate" a very cool and stylish visual quality from beginning to end.
The final result is more than impressive on every single level.
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