Robert Eggers of New Hampshire is one of the most talked about genre directors on the internet. With his A24 distributed movie debut, THE WITCH (2015), he immediately went became the “director everyone must watch”. After THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019), his latest, THE NORTHMAN (2022), arrived to theaters on April 22, 2022 to critical acclaim.
In AD 895, young prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgard) watches his father (Ethan Hawke) be murdered by the boy’s uncle (Claes Bang). His mother (Nicole Kidman) is taken prisoner and the wife of his uncle, the new king. Fleeing he eventually becomes intentionally enslaved by his uncle in hopes to get vengeance for his father and mother.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgard in a role that could lead to stardom. With its supporting cast that includes award winning actress Nicole Kidman, along with Ethan Hawke and Anya Taylor-Joy, the film received critical acclaim from critics everywhere. Dark Discussions takes a look at Eggers latest film and gives their thoughts.