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Ragnarok (2013)

Gåten Ragnarok (original title)
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Norwegian archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen forms a small team and sets off to find the true meaning of the secret runes found carved in rock and accidentally awakens a giant monster.
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Cast overview:
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Sigurd
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Allan
Sofia Helin ... Elisabeth
Bjørn Sundquist ... Leif
Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd ... Ragnhild
Julian Podolski Julian Podolski ... Brage (as Julian Rasmussen Podolski)
Terje Strømdahl ... Henriksen
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Sponsor CEO
Marika Enstad Marika Enstad ... Sponsor Woman
Tom Aksel Mathisen Tom Aksel Mathisen ... Sponsor Man
Jens Hultén ... Viking King
Vera Rudi Vera Rudi ... Åsa
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Storyline

When the archaeologist Sigurd can't settle on the myth about Ragnarok, the end of the world in Northern mythology, he decides to go on an expedition together with two colleagues and his two kids. This adventure leads them to Finnmark in the Northern most part of Norway, and into "No man's land" between Russia and Norway, where no one has been in modern times. Old runes get new meanings when they unveil the truth. A truth bigger and more spectacular than you would have dreamed. Written by OJT

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Some creatures aren't just real, they're unbelievable. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some terror/frightening images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ragnarok (Old Norse Ragnarok, "The Doom of the Gods" ) is the name the pre-Christian Norse gave to the end of their mythical cycle, during which the cosmos is destroyed and is subsequently re-created. See more »

Goofs

The island in the Eye of Odin is not very high, but the cave is very deep. The level of water in the cave should be much higher. See more »

Quotes

Åsa: I do not like this.
Vikingkongen: It is Odin's wish.
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Of course the wannabe critics hated it...it's really good
4 January 2015 | by Jml142See all my reviews

Watch this movie if you love a good story and want to be interested, thrilled and entertained.

I'll skip the critic jargon others posted and cut to the chase. All the characters are completely believable. The good guys are good. The bad guys get what they deserve. Lessons are learned the hard way and relationships are made. Refreshingly, the baddass is a she who is still sensitive and feminine.

Do not watch this movie if you are a self-aggrandizing amateur movie critic who confuses complexity with quality or a history buff who gets put off by the slightest inaccuracy. In fact, if you are either, don't bother watching any movies. And certainly do not review them here.

Although I saw this movie at home, my guess is the theater was full of gripped armrests, cheers and screams of "Look out!" (Or the Norwegian equivalent) during its screening.

To the critic who stated in his review that a board of directors would never scoff at an amazing discovery that flies in the face of what it accepts as fact, check your history. It has happened, happens today and will happen in the future. That is one of the lessons of the movie. It seems you didn't learn it.

The movie is definitely worth watching. (I'm a 41 year old man.) Young children will be frightened, so screen it first before letting them see it.

I'm rating it 10 to balance the dolts who gave it a 1.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Norse, Old | Swedish

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vikingskiphuset, Oslo, Norway

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK38,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$522, 24 August 2014

Gross USA:

$1,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,721,345
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2.35 : 1
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