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"THE NORTHMAN"
(2022) (Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Drama/Action: A late 9th-century Viking plots to avenge his father's past murder at the hands of that king's treacherous brother.
PLOT:

It's the North Atlantic in 895 A.D. and King Aurvandil War-Raven (Ethan Hawke) has returned home after a long time away. He shuns the amorous intent of his wife, Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), so that he may impart wisdom to their young son, Amleth (Oscar Novak), mainly about one day succeeding him as king and avenging his death if necessary.

That ends up coming to fruition when the king's brother, Fjölnir the Brotherless (Claes Bang), murders Aurvandil and takes the queen for himself, with Amleth barely escaping with his life.

Years later, Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), is a fierce warrior who learns of his treacherous uncle's whereabouts and decides the only way to get to him is to pretend to be a slave. He ends up sailing for Iceland among other slaves, including Olga of the Birch Forest (Anya Taylor-Joy). Both end up working for Fjölnir and his adult son, Thórir the Proud (Gustav Lindh), while Gudrún dotes over their young son, Gunnar (Elliott Rose). Continuing with his ruse, Amleth bides his time, plotting with Olga to get his revenge.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might have some interest, especially if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence, some sexual content, and nudity.


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