The Lost Viking (2018) Review
My Bloody Reviews Verdict 5

The Lost Viking (2018) Review Dean Ridge stars as determined adventurer Vitharr, who braves the harsh new environments of this foreign land and its dangers in order to reach the safehaven of his Uncle’s settlement. The cast also boasts an array rising Welsh talent including Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones, Mission: Impossible Fallout) as the ..

Summary Rating: 5.0 from 10 5.0 normal

The Lost Viking (2018) Review

The Lost Viking (2018) Review

Dean Ridge stars as determined adventurer Vitharr, who braves the harsh new environments of this foreign land and its dangers in order to reach the safehaven of his Uncle’s settlement. The cast also boasts an array rising Welsh talent including Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones, Mission: Impossible Fallout) as the intimidating Wyman, the savage leader of the mercenary force hunting down Vitharr, and Kezia Burrows (Apple Tree Yard, Doctor Foster) as Herja, a fellow Viking captive who shows Vitharr the warmth of humanity is all but lost in this desolate land.

The Lost Viking’s marketing proudly proclaims that the cast of Games of Thrones and Vikings are starring in the film. For this reviewer that means nothing as I have seen neither but I imagine for fans of either, or both, this will be an incentive to give this a look – which is exactly why it has been marketed that way, of course. However quite what they will make of The Lost Viking is another thing.

The Lost Viking is a sombre affair. This works for a short while but the static tone soon becomes monotonous. The budget is limited so the occasional fight sequence falters due to monetary reasons but the film is bolstered by a score that belies its lower budget status and the Welsh landscape affords it a lush, epic sweep. Unfortunately there is nothing new to see here, it’s a well worn tale, which doesn’t help and the lead, rising British star Dead Ridge (Dunkirk, Doctor Strange) acts well but as a fighter he lacks the commanding presence that say Russell Crowe did in Gladiator.

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