Why Do Libs Hate This Historical Fiction Movie So Bad?
Libs are trying to cancel a historical fiction movie because it's 'too white' and reinforces “pure macho stereotypes". "The Northman" released its new trailer. IMDb describes the new Viking action drama “The Northman” as “an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.”
I hate to break it to them but not all things 'white' are racist. They're just disputing history, at this point. Vikings were predominantly from counties like Denmark and Iceland. While not all Vikings were white, the majority were. As for this macho BS, um... Vikings?
Daily Mail wrote that “white supremacists have claimed ownership” of the new film, which stars Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman in an “all white cast” which reinforced “pure macho stereotypes.”
The Guardian notes how director Robert Eggers already addressed the connection between Viking culture and white supremacy. His aim was to “reclaim Viking history from rightwing groups.”
“The macho stereotype of that history, along with, you know, the rightwing misappropriation of Viking culture, made me sort of allergic to it, and I just never wanted to go there,” Eggers told The Observer while discussing how he almost didn’t make the movie because of this. Most reviews praise the director’s skill specifically while reviewing the film.
Richard Brody from the New Yorker snarked: "Instead of the roots of Shakespeare’s play, “The Northman” merely serves up its raw material both half-baked and overcooked."
The article goes on to describe Skarsgård in “The Northman” as “bare-chested, pumped-up with battle rage, wearing a wolf’s pelt as headgear,” and then draws a connection between him and the infamous QAnon Shaman, Jake Angeli, from the Capitol protests.
Following opening weekend, the film has a 89% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 67% audience score. Most outlets gave the movie positive reviews, with the Chicago Sun-Times calling it a “bloody and bone-cracking and yet beautiful Viking saga” that’s full of stunning visuals.