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« on: February 21, 2011, 08:04:59 PM »

Looks like it might be interesting, here's the trailer and a review.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 08:11:05 PM »

While its nice to see a danish movie garnering interest, this is an insane movie which mostly deals in violence.

Mads Mikkelsen is pretty cool as always (he's been in a few other major movies, Casino Royale for one), but other than that, I'd stay clear of this movie unless the subject matter (Vikings and extreme gory violence) has your interest.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 09:53:39 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 21, 2011, 08:11:05 PM

While its nice to see a danish movie garnering interest, this is an insane movie which mostly deals in violence.

Mads Mikkelsen is pretty cool as always (he's been in a few other major movies, Casino Royale for one), but other than that, I'd stay clear of this movie unless the subject matter (Vikings and extreme gory violence) has your interest.

Even if you are into vikings and extreme gory violence (which, imho, was not really that extreme other than one kill), you also need to be interested in looooong stretches of no dialogue and no music as well as a heavy dose of symbolic weirdness. Not for your average viewer and don't be sleepy when you start watching it. Started off well I thought but dragged on and lost its mojo.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 11:11:44 PM »

Despite my man crush on Mads Mikkelsen, I gave this a college try but couldn't sit through it. His other movies (After the Wedding, Prague and Citron & Flame) were pretty good though.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 12:00:59 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 21, 2011, 08:11:05 PM

While its nice to see a danish movie garnering interest, this is an insane movie which mostly deals in violence.

YEAH!  Cabbage Patch

This has been on my Lovefilm list for a while.  I might have to bump it up to "high priority"!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 12:06:09 AM »

This has been available on Netflix Watch Instantly for quite a while.  I've had it in my queue but hadn't gotten around to seeing it, and after reading that review and your responses I'm not sure I will bother.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 04:53:57 PM »

Quote from: spigot on February 21, 2011, 11:11:44 PM

Despite my man crush on Mads Mikkelsen, I gave this a college try but couldn't sit through it. His other movies (After the Wedding, Prague and Citron & Flame) were pretty good though.

i've been debating watching citron and flame for months.  it's been in my queue for a while.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 05:04:41 PM »

That a nice movie, and apparently somewhat accurate as well, depicting the danish resistance movement during the german occupation in World War 2. I really didnt know you guys had access to it. Impressive.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 05:09:30 PM »

Oddly enough, I just started watching this.  I am getting close to the end- I generally grab 20 minutes at a time during lunch at work.

I kind of like it but the word "boring" just keeps coming up.  I keep waiting for the "big thing" to happen.  I think I am getting close, or I am just getting close to the end...:/

It's not bad, just super slow.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 05:10:37 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 22, 2011, 05:04:41 PM

That a nice movie, and apparently somewhat accurate as well, depicting the danish resistance movement during the german occupation in World War 2. I really didnt know you guys had access to it. Impressive.

yeah, it's been on instant for quite some time.  it LOOKS like it would be good as i love movies like that.  since you say it's worth it, i'll give it a go this weekend.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 05:15:12 PM »

Mads was good in Pusher too. I've only seen the first movie though, not the last two.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 05:31:47 PM »

I saw this one a while back.  Very weird move and yes fairly boring.  However, the one thing it got right was it oozed atmosphere.  If only there was a plot to go with.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 05:34:35 PM »

Quote from: spigot on February 22, 2011, 05:15:12 PM

Mads was good in Pusher too. I've only seen the first movie though, not the last two.

Thats one seriously hard-core movie, and I REALLY like it. The two others gets worse with each iteration I'm afraid, with Pusher 3 being a gorefest for no particular reason I'm afraid.

Quote from: walTer on February 22, 2011, 05:09:30 PM

Oddly enough, I just started watching this.  I am getting close to the end- I generally grab 20 minutes at a time during lunch at work.

I kind of like it but the word "boring" just keeps coming up.  I keep waiting for the "big thing" to happen.  I think I am getting close, or I am just getting close to the end...:/

It's not bad, just super slow.

Yeah, I'm assuming its probably best if you can relate to the events. My grandfather was somewhat close to this, although he doesnt want to speak about it much.

Its the most watched movie here in denmark, but then again, its a subject matter close to our hearts.

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Quote from: Razgon on February 22, 2011, 05:04:41 PM

That a nice movie, and apparently somewhat accurate as well, depicting the danish resistance movement during the german occupation in World War 2. I really didnt know you guys had access to it. Impressive.

yeah, it's been on instant for quite some time.  it LOOKS like it would be good as i love movies like that.  since you say it's worth it, i'll give it a go this weekend.

Nice! Let me know how you like it :-)

EDIT: Eh, Walter, I was assuming you meant the Flame and the Lemon movie, not the Viking movie. I can safely say my grandfather wasnt tied into the events Valhalla Rising! :-D
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 05:38:25 PM »

Raz...yeah my bad for coming in late and not being clear.  I definitely meant no disrespect.  I was speaking of Valhalla Rising, yes.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 05:40:54 PM »

Quote from: walTer on February 22, 2011, 05:38:25 PM

Raz...yeah my bad for coming in late and not being clear.  I definitely meant no disrespect.  I was speaking of Valhalla Rising, yes.

hey, my bad for derailing the thread... I actually found it quite funny :-)
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »

Quote from: spigot on February 22, 2011, 05:15:12 PM

Mads was good in Pusher too. I've only seen the first movie though, not the last two.

The second one focuses purely on Mikkelsen's character.  I highly recommend it.
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