Movie Review: Wild Men | The week Great Britain

There are some “very funny scenes” in this dead Danish comedy about the “world’s worst Viking,” said Cath Clarke The guard. Rasmus Bjerg plays Martin, a middle-class father going through a mid-life crisis. He’s tried half marathons and cycling but “feels dead inside” – he tells his wife (That of killing Sofie Gråbøl) that he’s going to a team building seminar and instead sneaks into the forests of Norway to “live out his Viking fantasies”. Wrapped in a “ridiculous animal fur costume,” Martin survives “about a week” in the wild before robbing groceries from a gas station and befriending an injured drug smuggler (Zaki Youssef) who assumes he’s a hardened renegade. Bjerg is “perfect” as the gormless bungler who wants to take on Fred Flintstone but “can’t part with his iPhone”. Too bad Gråbøl (this time in a garbage sweater) doesn’t really get anything to do in the role of Martin’s long-suffering “laywoman”.

For those who love Vikings but found “the brawn, the machismo, and the sheer, uh, Vikingness” of last month’s The Northman a bit much, this movie should be just right, said Matthew Bond in The Post on Sunday. Though the plot becomes positively “Tarantino-esque,” it’s a likeable film, “funny and gently moving.” I’m afraid it left me cold, Alistair Harkness said in The Scot. The film “wandered from the slapstick buddy movie to cruel violence to the sentimental midlife crisis movie”. Director Thomas Daneskov piles incident upon incident while neglecting character development. In the end it just feels “derivative”. Movie Review: Wild Men | The week Great Britain

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