Film #9 RAGNAROK
A disgraced archaeologist seeks to redeem himself by proving his theories about the Vikings and Ragnarok myths are true. This takes him on an adventure into the unknown where his team discovers a creature that might’ve killed the last great Viking King and be responsible for much of the mythology and symbolism of the Viking age.
That sounds cool but it isn’t. Really, this is my kind of movie – an adventure with a dash of monster mayhem – but Ragnarok is so unforgivably dull. It plays it safe at nearly every opportunity, staying true to formula and genre conventions so that you may see every move coming with a 10-15 minute head start. It steals a lot from Jurassic Park, for example.
The thing is, Ragnarok is competently made, so it’s never ‘so bad it’s good’ like a SyFy channel monster movie. Mostly it just sits there, decent enough to justify its existence but not good enough to ever possibly recommend.
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