I am a couch-potato. This is a guarantee. So I am the best expert in the whole world on activities to do at home. I am trying to learn how to diy, because it’s a kind of art and you can’t use, for example, scissors with the rounded tip, you have to use adult things.
But there are a lot of other things you can do at home, for example movie marathons, which I love so much. I made hundreds! You can see them all on this site. I am proud of them.
Well, I want to make one also today and this time I want to use a theme that is on vogue: vikings. We have tv series about vikings, documentaries about vikings, all the icelandic soccer team are surely vikings descendents, the new videogame God of War… so why not a movie marathon?
Here are the three movies I chose:
- How to train your dragon (2010), directed by Chris Sanders and Bill DeBlois, with the voices of Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill. This is an American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film produced by DreamWorks and distributed by Paramount. It is more or less based on the book series of the same name written by Cressida Cowell. I really love this movie about a mythical vikings world in which a teenager wants to become a dragon slayer like his father. Obviously he is not a slayer and he doesn’t want to kill dragons. He befriended one and… I really recommend you to watch it!
- Valhalla rising (2009), directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, with with Mads Mikkelsen. This is a Danish adventure drama film. The story takes place around the year 1096 AD and the main characters are a warrior and a boy that travel with a group of Christian crusaders in order to find the Holy Land. It is a Winding Refn movie, so what do I have to say, it is strange as all his other movies, but it is very good and the soundtrack is marvellous. And I love Mads Mikkelsen
- The 13th warrior (1999), directed by John McTiernan, with Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora and Omar Sharif. It is an American historical fiction action film based on the novel Eaters of the Dead by the big Michael Crichton (I love his books) and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. This film was a financial failure, I have to say this, but I think that is one of those movies that you have to see once in your lifetime. And I don’t think it’s bad, I simply wouldn’t have choose Antonio Banderas for a role as an Arab-muslim traveler.
So, would you have chosen different movies? Did you see one of them? I’d love to know your opinion!