The Northman Is the Best Viking Film in Years

The Northman Is the Best Viking Film in Years

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Arguably one of the grittiest action films of the year, The Northman has an all-star cast, an epic tale, and an impressive 89% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nicole Kidman, The Northman is about a viking who seeks revenge on the man who killed his father (played by Ethan Hawke) and stole his kingdom. If you’re a fan of bloody, gory movies, this one’s for you.

And if you’re interested in some behind-the-scenes details, according to Variety, the film cost somewhere between $70 to $90 million. The production actually shot on location in Iceland, where they set out to create a dark, earthy, and bloody Viking world. And according to a recent GQ interview with director Robert Eggers, shooting the blockbuster film was often difficult. “Everything was pretty intense,” he says.

In preparation for the movie, Skarsgård also underwent intense workouts and dieting with pro trainer Magnus Lygbäck. The goal was for the actor to appear physically imposing, and with Eggers’ long shots and the film’s overall somber, brooding atmosphere, it clearly pays off. The Northman is an R-rated movie that doesn’t hold back, and will definitely leave you wanting more when you exit the theater (or turn off the television).

So where can you watch one of the year’s most talked about movies? And when will it be available to stream? We’ve got all the answers you need down below.

How to Watch The Northman

For now, the only way to watch The Northman is in theaters. But as the movie is distributed through Universal (which has a deal with NBC, according to Vulture), so it’s possible the film could end up on Peacock by the end of the year. Check back here after the film’s theater-run to find out when it’ll land on a major streaming service.

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