700 AD. Northern Europe is divided into two worlds: the Frisians, Saxons and Danes live above the rivers, below the rivers live the Franks. They want to achieve what even the Romans did not succeed: conquer all of Europe. They put in a new weapon to enslave the Gentiles: Christianity. They target Europe's main trading center, where the Frisian king Aldigisl rules.Written by
The Friesian king Redbad/Radboud portrayed in this film is not to be confused with the catholic Saint Radbod/Radboud, bishop of Utrecht as well as namesake of many catholic institutions (such as the hospital and university of the Dutch city of Nijmegen). Saint Radbod was probably named after his ancestor, king Redbad, but he was born more than a hundred years later. See more »
5. The pace. By God, this movie took ages. The story could have have easily been told in half the time.
4. The dialogue. The whole movie consisted of cheesy oneliners, and I don't think there was a conversation longer than ten lines throughout the whole movie.
3. The acting. Sorry.
2. The music. The same semi-epic dramatic music plays throughout the whole movie, taking away from whatever emotion or development was actually happening. It is sad, he is a hero, we get it. This actually irritated me the most.
1. The characters. They were so flat, after almost 3 hours I still have no clue who these people are and why they do what they do.
Also, plot holes, and a weird ending.
It looked very pretty and viking-y and awesome.
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