When the cinematic experience reaches beyond the conscious and tickles the intuitive nature in us.
Dream-like, is Valhalla Rising
Like it’s own protagonist the film is mute ( very few Dialog lines exist ), combined with the foggy surroundings and the creepy lightings and the mixture of dominant sole colors warm or cold, Valhalla Rising is a nightmarish experience.
Nicolas Winding Refn ( Director of Bronson ), presents a short-time ( 129 mins ) highly explosive epic, exploring human nature in dark malevolent humans, redemption and salvation of One-Eye the savage warrior being held as a fighting slave, driven by hate as his proprietor explains, still beneath this mute in tongue and expression character lies a tormented self seeking repentance, when he meets a crusade willing to get to Jerusalem to recapture the holy lands he thinks it’s the right thing to do to clean himself out of sins, but he soon understand how lost are this crusade and how brutal are there acts in the name of god, till he finds his own way to his Valhalla.
Still, the film isn’t for mass market, quiet the opposite, to truly like Valhalla rising you have to connect with it on a basis of personal preference.
An experience not to miss, brief in its time, brief in its talking, mesmerizing in it’s visuals and in its hellish atmosphere.