I am only giving this movie a 1 for the great cast, though I can't imagine what any of them were thinking. This movie was horrible
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
It's a great show, historically accurate and serious. Doesn't have childish humor and the music ambientation is great. However, it's a little cliche but nothing that you can't enjoy. I would recommend looking up a little bit of norse mythology before watching, as there are things that you might not understand.
An overrated series poorly written. Everything is solved in a easy and convenient manner for the writer. Action scenes was what held me a bit longer, but I couldn't bare the way too simplist story
This is honestly the best TV series ever... You must experience it on your own. Emotional, powerful & epic <3
This show starts out a little slow in season one. By season 2, it really picks up and Ragnar Lothbrok has everyone stirred to action. The politics and warfare in England and abroad really gets interesting. You feel invested in the characters, even if some of this is based on mythology and has a few PC cheesy moments for feminism. Season 3 was awesome, and 4 has some interesting parts, but by 5, I am disappointed. It all feels a bit disjointed and out of whack. Also, the way the Saxons are always defeated like children is tantamount to watching The Mystic Knights on Fox kids or Power Rangers. I mean, yes, the vikings kicked ass and did nearly conquer Britain until Alfred the Great's comebacks, but the way they fall for EVERY trap is just silly. They NEVER learn even one thing from previous battles, and never set traps of their own. The way the Saxon troops even swing a sword makes them look lazy or medicated-- just fodder for every viking that has a pulse. Then, they ruined everything by having Ragnar sacrifice himself in a snake pit???? The scene was cool, but would have been better with a sensible plot for this. His reasoning just seemed lousy and contrived, and now we have to watch Ivar drag around on his knees torturing people in season 5, and Bjorn is hanging around in the Mediterranean or something. I am still watching, but I wonder how much life the series has, and if it will make Alfred the Great's character and plot more intriguing than recent stories.