Parents' Guide to

Vikingdom

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Frequent battle-violence abounds in trite medieval fantasy.

Movie NR 2013 115 minutes
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Vikingdom fails to ignite

First thing i noticed was how some people would wear little clothing in what looked like very cold,snowy conditions,it looked odd to me to see a girl wearing a top like that in the freezing cold. Anybody else notice that? It made me laugh reading a guys review where he actually thought it was an historically accurate true story!

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Essentially, VIKINGDOM is one giant series of violent medieval battle scenes in search of a story. Characters dress like Swedish pop singers from the '70s as they fight on sets that look like they're from heavy-metal videos from the '80s. Outside the parameters of battle, the acting that requires any kind of nuance and emotion is universally bad, and the dialogue frequently resorts to fantasy self-parody -- for instance, Stonehenge is called, for some reason, "the henge of Stone."

The extreme violence in the movie -- warriors are shown losing their limbs and their eyes, and, in one instance, an arrow is shown shooting upward through a warrior's jaw and poking out of his forehead -- makes this one for teens and older, but, at the end of the day, this is basically a series of battle sequences stitched together with too much CGI, too much bad acting, bombastic dialog, and cheap production values.

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