Alexander Skarsgård

‘The Northman’ review: An outstanding Viking epic

Robert Eggers tends to make movies that aren’t exactly for all audiences. His first movie “The Witch” is a slow burn that takes place in the early colonization of New England, with dialogue that is very accurate to the time. His next movie, “The Lighthouse,” while being darkly funny and showcasing great performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, still has a relatively slow plot and not easily discernible language. “The Northman” is his first movie that pleases both the cinephile and the action-hungry audience members.