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Well crafted biography with a lot of take home messages
I was very pleasantly surprised by the movie when I watched it during the Viennale 2015. As someone with a background in psychology and working in a related science field - I was afraid I would get bored easily by the movie as I was familiar with all the experiments presented.
That was however not the case, a well crafted biography of a very influential career which was not centered on the career or the scientist but rather on the implications of his research and his experiments not only with regard to the past but more importantly to the future. It has it moments of dark humour which especially people in Academia will appreciate and it depicts Milgram in an honest way. Cinematography is solid and that's it.
Great to see that those important experiments can make it onto the screens and I would hope people do think about the vast symbolism in the movie and take home important life lessons. Knowing about the Milgram Experiment is not a reason why you would not watch that movie, that would be your first and probably biggest mistake.
Valhalla Rising (2009)
God was I wrong
I was expecting an epic battle movie about Vikings (as my mistake was to not check who's the director) and hell was I mistaken. What was delivered was an astonishing movie about humanity. In my humble opinion this is a masterpiece, despite being visually and acoustically amazing it is an in-depth look into mankind as it is rarely found. There is a lot in this movie (which in itself is amazing when one is looking on the minimal use of words)and I have to admit I did not get all the hints and metaphors used.
If you want entertainment go and watch something else use your brain and you will enjoy this movie! I normally do not write reviews or rate movies here but I strongly felt that this movie was underrated by a mile. Further, this reminded me to go and finally buy Denmarks best trilogy!