Erik the Viking

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"A Middle Ages Crisis."
  • PG-13
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.1  (14,372)

Erik the Viking is a 1989 comedy-adventure film directed by Terry Jones, starring Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Terry Jones and Imogen Stubbs. The film is based on the Viking sagas and is set in the year AD 930. The movie follows the story of a Viking warrior named Erik (played by Tim Robbins), who is tired of the constant fighting and pillaging that his tribe is engaged in. He believes that there is more to life than just raiding and killing, and is desperate to find a way to change his destiny.

Erik discovers that the only way to stave off the end of the world, according to Norse mythology, is to find a magical horn that will summon the gods and ask them to stop the end of the world. So, he assembles a ragtag group of misfits to help him on his quest. They include a giant, a mute, a cowardly warrior, a beautiful Princess, and a strange-looking creature named "Halfdan the Black".

Their journey takes them across treacherous seas, through dark forests and icy mountains, and into the depths of a fiery underworld. Along the way, they encounter dragons, sea monsters, witches, and a bevy of other strange creatures.

As they journey on, they find themselves in a race against time to find the magical horn before it's too late. Erik's ultimate goal is to bring the gods back to Earth, and to convince them to spare humanity from their wrath.

Throughout the movie, the comedy is clever and inventive. The script is full of witty one-liners and the dialogue is delivered by a talented cast of actors. Some of the funniest moments come from Mickey Rooney's character, who plays a doddering old Viking warrior with a funny accent.

The film is also visually stunning. The cinematography captures the rugged beauty of the Scandinavian landscape, and the special effects are top-notch for its time.

Despite its comedic tone and lighthearted moments, Erik the Viking also touches on deeper themes of self-discovery, courage, and sacrifice. Erik is a complex character who is searching for purpose and meaning in his life, and who ultimately discovers that his destiny lies not in the sword, but in the power of his own beliefs.

In summary, Erik the Viking is a charming, funny, and visually captivating adventure movie that offers a unique take on Viking mythology. Its clever script, talented cast, and impressive special effects make it an enjoyable and memorable movie experience.

Erik the Viking is a 1989 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (14,372)