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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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Michael Mouyal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Vedsegaard ... Oleg
Peter Gantzler ... Askold
Erik Holmey ... Rurik
Hans Henrik Clemensen Hans Henrik Clemensen ... Timothy
Kenneth Carmohn Kenneth Carmohn ... Svein
Jesper Pedersen Jesper Pedersen ... Leif
Kim Sønderholm ... Dir
Julie R. Ølgaard ... Lena (as Julie Ølgaard)
Neel Rønholt Neel Rønholt ... Dagmar
Jan Linnebjerg Jan Linnebjerg ... Koll
Alexandre Willaume ... Oyvind (as Alexandre Willaume-Jantzen)
Lars Bjarke ... Ulf
Klaus Hyr Hansen Klaus Hyr Hansen ... Björn
Samuel P. Strong Samuel P. Strong ... Istan
Simon Braager Simon Braager ... Young Oleg
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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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7 January 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

It's only January, and already we have a candidate for worst film of the year.

Let's get on with it shall we? The fi... 'thing' starts. Already, we're in trouble with ponderous narration amongst a flashback of the most horrible child actors ever. This not only goes on FOREVER, but we return to it throughout. How nice. One of these kids in particular is trying to sound Scandavian, but to hear him you'd think he needs his sinuses cleaning out.

There is much talk of a HUGE battle that wiped their families out, but we never see it. Believe me, this is a blessing in disguise when you witness what happens later on. Instead, we have a lot of BLAH about what it means to be a Viking, and more chances to show how one fi... 'thing' can bore us senseless.

Then we flash forward 10 years. If you thought the kids were bad actors, wait til you see them as adults. The action deteriorates even more. The dialogue. Oh, the dialogue. One of the many gems....

MAN: "The lands to the east are fertile." COMELY LASS: "As am I." MY EARS!! This is one of the better exchanges, believe it or not. The fact they can keep a straight face while spouting this garbage is FAR more impressive than their non-existent performances.

If you haven't already turned off (Or if you're too stunned at the sheer dreadfulness of what is transpiring) then get prepared for a whole lot of nothing. No fights. No conflicts. Just loadsa waffling about nothing. At all. With every minute that passes, you feel your brain packing it's bags, ready for a lloonngg vacation.

We get a sequence involving 'sexy' dancers wearing suspiciously modern looking costumes. Dancing, though? All they do is gyrate their hips. And one of them is BLACK. I don't quite know my history books, but I'm quite sure that ethnicity did not exist in that region back then. Then again, neither did boob jobs...

And then AT LAST we get THE BIG CLASH between two opposing sides. The only clash. 10 minutes from the end. Be careful what you wish for. What. The. Heck. One group attacks with night in the background, in the other's point of view it's as bright as day. And they're not brawling, they're just banging their weapons together... while making overexaggerated dives onto the floor. And don't get me started on the laughable computer generated arrows...

Oh, I could carry on. The jerky camera-work, the cheap, cheap sets, the editing which was done with a hacksaw... but I won't. All I'll do is throw the DVD down a hole, place a garland of flowers on top before shaking my head sadly and walking away. It never stood a chance. 0/10


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Denmark | USA

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English | Danish

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viking Saga: Son of Thor See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsingør, Sjælland, Denmark See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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