the final battle street brawl is absurd. also it's jarring how much happens during the day time. a good (temporary) conclusion to the league of shadows plot they started in the first movie and put on hold for the second one.
a little uneven in pacing but satisfactory overall.
the age of the viking fades away to make way for a more civilized christian era.
Eggers does some things very well in particular:
giving the protagonist a dream-quest complete with sorcery and apparitions.
keeping the female lead's role grounded in her era - she's not some goofy badass lady warrior. Her treatment of motherhood as something sacred and her protectiveness for her unborn children was also refreshing.
our protagonist does…
watched at the Metrograph w/ Q&A feat. Joel, Ethan Coen as well as Bill Heck, Zoe Kazan, and Tim Blake Nelson.
1. a clever cartoon. sets you up w the understanding the coens are presenting a film both subverting expectations and honoring the genre.
2. the james franco one. standard coen crime, punishment, & black humor fare. that stephen root fella ("pan shot!") isn't one of my favorite character actors so i wasn't really into this short.
3. the artsy sideshow…