JWD: A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013)

Another ‘vikings was the badgyes’-flick. So that was what the norsmen was doing on that particular january day in the year of 793 at the Lindisfarne monistory; raping elderly monks in the arse. Cool, been really wondering about that…

I might have to read my history all over again, but were there actually vikings named Hamal? Just googled it and it’s a star, somthing zodiac-ish. I’v just picked up my interests in history recently-i havent’ been this interested for the last ten years or so, but i used to read a whole lot of ancient history and what i found back then was that insted of viewing the viknings as pretty much bloodthirsty and silverhungry terrorists, i read some other facts, that the attact on the Lindisfarne monistary and other christian ‘hot spots’ in europe was a political statment of war against the ongoing christianation (the real terrorism), that earased the true europen heritage, or at least throwed it down in the wells of the forgotteness. This flick do not portrait it like that; the vikings are all bad here…seems familiar in a way that many of us europeans, view a certain group of people that way. So now i sort of got that same shit thrown back at my face, sort of annoying. It is bad-ass, when the young monk are beeing threated for a deadly wound in an ancient pictish way with a medsin that the ancient picts used to reach the gods of war before battle, and our monk, ‘Hereward’, wakes up with the wrath of Jesus/God… kinda’ of Robert E. Howard-ish. An ok one-time watch in my opinion, but i viewed it in a way that probably native americans views hollywood movies about their own people and culture. And the shores of Lindisfarn (in the cold seasion), is probably the bleakset and most uninvited locations i’ve ever seen in a movie…the spaghetti westen; ‘Cutthroats 9’, comes to mind…locaton-wise.