Sigurd is an archeologist obsessed with a Viking
at the Osberg burial mound that he takes his son and daughter with him to
Finnmark (a no man’s land between Norway and Russia) to investigate after runes
are found on a tablet brought back by his friend. Sigurd believes he may be
finding the truth
behind the Ragnarok (the day when heaven and earth are destroyed), but he finds
more than he expected as they find remains of Vikings and an abandoned Soviet
RAGNAROK is like a low budget Steven Spielberg
makes good use of its limited effects budget while focusing on the journey
Sigrud is going on to discover the truth while his daughter Ragnhild wants to
hook him up with Elisabeth, the female research assistant of his friend. I
do wish the ending had a little more power
to it since it comes off as a low budget adventure film where you expect more
out of a movie like this that has the title of RAGNAROK. It is an enjoyable
little Norwegian film
that creates a mystery that our main character has to solve while playing up
all of the clichés. It is an enjoyable
and yet unoriginal low budget tale which you will enjoy for one viewing and go
onto the next movie to watch.
RAGNAROK: THE VISUAL EFFECTS is a look at all
of the layers
that Ghost VFX went through creating the digital effects of the movie
Also on the disc are the theatrical trailer and
other releases from Magnolia Entertainment.
RAGNAROK is an entertaining and fun low budget
adventure which is good for one viewing.
I do wonder if this movie would have been better served with a bigger
budget or a different title though.
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