Viking Siege (2017) Review
My Bloody Reviews Verdict 5

Viking Siege (2017) Review During a wild night of debauchery, a gang of vengeful women plot to massacre a monastery full of corrupt monks who sold their loved ones as slaves. Their plan comes unstuck when a gang of marauding Vikings arrive with an army of vicious, tree-like demons on their tail. Trapped in a ..

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Viking Siege (2017) Review

Viking Siege (2017) Review

During a wild night of debauchery, a gang of vengeful women plot to massacre a monastery full of corrupt monks who sold their loved ones as slaves. Their plan comes unstuck when a gang of marauding Vikings arrive with an army of vicious, tree-like demons on their tail. Trapped in a monastery, the feuding factions must band together and try and stay alive until dawn when salvation will arrive.

Director Jack Burton’s Viking Siege is enthusiastically performed and put together but unfortunately it is let down by an opening sequence that feels protracted and poorly paced. Consequently you are never really drawn in and you end up feeling rather detached from what’s unfolding onscreen. As the women mill around the inebriated monks, flashing their weapons to camera, the segment screams out for a tighter edit but instead it’s laboured and one can’t help screaming at the TV screen for everything to hurry up. Fortunately this is Viking Siege’s weakest moment but it’s also one that it struggles to climb back up from.

Writers Alastair Kirton, who also stars in the film, and Philip Dyas tend to bog down what should be an action flick with too much dialogue. It’s far too talky for a film whose title would call for less of the verbal and more in the action department. There is the potential here to pick up the pace, drop a lot of the dialogue and concentrate more on what fans of films like The Evil Dead – or fantasy-based Viking flicks – would crave. On the plus side the gore is pleasingly in abundance.

 

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