Hi there, welcome to VikingMovies.info, the net’s only website specializing in movie news and reviews of Viking movies and TV shows. Here you will find information about Viking fantasy films, historical epics, comedies, animated films, TV series and documentaries – as long as it’s Viking related and a form of movie, we’ll write about it!
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VikingMovies.info is dedicated to the promotion of fiction media originating in the actual history of the Nordic region; Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, where the Vikings came from.
The aim is to inform about films, video and TV that covers the theme of Vikings; Norse tradesmen, farmers, adventurers and – yes – barbarians who not only raped and murdered all over Europe, but also discovered America 500 years before Columbus. Viking fiction is produced in most parts of the world, although Europe and USA dominates. Viking movies typically come from any of the Nordic countries, England or USA, and a few from other countries as well, such as Italy. Viking movies is one of the smallest action-adventure film genres, but the potential for epic storytelling, great action and amazing images can not be emphasized enough.
VikingMovies.info receives no funding or formal support from any private or government entity. We are independent, both in terms of execution and in editorial content.
So why this special attention to this small genre? Viking films may have a bad reputation, but nevertheless they are often great fun and offers a way to explore themes in a raw and imaginative way that is rooted in reality, not fantasy. Usually, a movie about wild fur-clad barbarians that throw axes, burn down churches and steal women will have to be a fantasy movie like Conan the barbarian or Conquest. Great as they are, they are pure fantasy (although often inspired by Viking mythology), whereas Viking movies are always based on actual history. Granted, many Viking films either border on fantasy or cross over to fantasy completely, and most of the genre’s films take huge liberties in terms of historical accuracy, but there is still that core of truth which is confirmed by archeologists and historians. This makes Viking movies different – they are “fantasy movies based on actual events”.
I discovered that there is no single, good resource on the net that collects information, news and reviews specifically on the topic of Viking movies. And when something does not exist, one creates it! Unless otherwise proven wrong, I belive this website is the first and only website that tries to be a comprehensive and journalistic resource on Viking movies.
Chief editor Glenn Folkvord (b. 1974) is a Norwegian journalist, critic, editor and media development entrepeneur who has worked in radio, developed the world’s first combined shop & magazine for sci-fi movies, and is also the founder of NordicFantasy.info, the world’s only website about Nordic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. His DVD collection counts about 4000 titles from many genres; sci-fi, fantasy, horror, action, martial arts, westerns, historical epics, exploitation, war movies, crime mysteries, thrillers, animated movies and TV series.
VikingMovies.info is not just another blog with personal opinions written by film fans; it’s an online magazine that observes and uses the ethical and journalistic tools of “real” media. The blog just happens to be the format of publication. Contributions are written by people with professional and specialized qualifications.
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VikingFilms.info attempts to review all relevant movies and books, and use souvenirs or DVDs as prizes in competitions.
Our rating scale
We review films on a scale ranging from 1 – 10. The ratings are defined like this:
10 – All time classic, one of the best movies ever made
9 – One of the best movies of its decade
8 – One of the best movies of its year
7 – A good movie
6 – Above average, but not a masterpiece
5 – Average (not good, but not bad either)
4 – Could have been average with minor adjustments
3 – Poor, but has potential
2 – Very bad, few positive things can be said
1 – As bad as it gets
Each rating is a summary of the “quality” of the movie, whatever that means. A review does not necessarily include all judgements made to reach a particular rating. We do not give ratings to home made “amateur” movies made on very low budgets, or movies with no professional ambitions, as that is unfair for many reasons. Reviews are closed for comments as we’re not going to debate judgements. Unless otherwise noted, reviews are written by Glenn Folkvord.
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