Robert Eggers’ The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgård and Anya Taylor-Joy currently hold an 89% Rotten Tomatoes score from 36 reviews so far. The film is a masterful tapestry of visual and narrative riches, ‘The Northman’ is another home run for Robert Eggers and a brutal, thrilling saga that is truly unlike anything put to film before.
The Northman Plot Synopsis:
Read the plot synopsis for ‘The Northman’ below.
The Northman centers on young Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgard), son of King Aurvandill (Ethan Hawke), and Queen Gudrun (Nicole Kidman), who witnesses the brutal death of his beloved father at the hands of his devious uncle Fjolnir (Claes Bang). As Fjolnir takes over his father’s kingdom and his marriage, Amleth escapes to another region, where he grows up to become a Viking warrior, fighting alongside his fellow Vikings and capturing territories in the process. One day, Amleth stumbles upon a mysterious Seeress (Bjork), who reminds him of his dark past and encourages him to seek revenge against his uncle. Alongside sorceress Olga (Anya Taylor-Joy), Amleth makes his way to his uncle’s territory, where he works to gain his trust, all while planting seeds of his inevitable vengeance in the process.