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Ragnarok (2013)

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Norwegian archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen forms a small team and sets off to find the true meaning of the secret runes found carved in rock and accidentally awakens a giant monster.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Sigurd
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Allan
Sofia Helin ... Elisabeth
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Leif
Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd ... Ragnhild
Julian Podolski Julian Podolski ... Brage (as Julian Rasmussen Podolski)
Terje Strømdahl ... Henriksen
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Sponsorsjef
Marika Enstad Marika Enstad ... Sponsorkvinnen
Tom Aksel Mathisen Tom Aksel Mathisen ... Sponsormannen
Jens Hultén ... Vikingkongen
Vera Rudi Vera Rudi ... Åsa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefan Cronwall ... Viking
Rina Kelly ... Maren
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Storyline

When the archaeologist Sigurd can't settle on the myth about Ragnarok, the end of the world in Northern mythology, he decides to go on an expedition together with two colleagues and his two kids. This adventure leads them to Finnmark in the Northern most part of Norway, and into "No man's land" between Russia and Norway, where no one has been in modern times. Old runes get new meanings when they unveil the truth. A truth bigger and more spectacular than you would have dreamed. Written by OJT

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Some creatures aren't just real, they're unbelievable. See more »

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some terror/frightening images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Norse, Old | Swedish

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vikingskiphuset, Oslo, Norway

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK 38,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$522, 22 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,228, 5 September 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The language spoken in beginning of film, Old Norse, is very similar to modern Icelandic. See more »

Goofs

When walking through the forest to get to the lake several oak trees are visible in the background. As this movie is set in Finnmark on the border toward Russia the climate is too cold for oak. This indicates the scenes have been shot further south. See more »

Quotes

Brage: But it's not that easy when you're a single parent.
Sigurd: Hm? No.
Brage: But there are other ladies out there somewhere.
Sigurd: Ok. Where then?
Brage: On the internet.
Sigurd: Brage.
Brage: I just came across a button.
Sigurd: You didn't do that. What did you write?
Brage: I wrote that you are an archaeologist and like Viking stuff.
Sigurd: Ok.
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References Jurassic Park III (2001) See more »

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A Decent Adventure Movie
4 November 2015 | by markwiseman5-988-103207See all my reviews

I had been wanting to watch this movie for a couple of months, but I could not find a version that had been dubbed in English - until now. This is a Norwegian film, so you'll need to find it with sub-titles or a version already dubbed in English. The quality of the audio dubbing was not all that great, but it worked. It was a lot better than having to read sub-titles or watch it in Norwegian.

A down-on-his-luck archaeologist is having problems with his job/research into Viking mythology. He's a widower and a single father of 2 children. After losing funding for his work due to lack of progress, his friend shows up from the northern coast of Norway with an ancient rune-stone, which launches them all into their next adventure.

Nothing here is too exceptional, scary, or gory. It's a decent movie for the whole family - and I'm not generally "into" family movies. So, I was surprised that I liked it so well. Honestly, I was expecting a little bit more from the "monster," but it wasn't completely cheesy either.

Overall, the plot was pretty predictable. I think I enjoyed it so much because there were believable characters and good acting - especially from the child actors. I find many child actors tend to make or break a movie like this, and these kids can hold their own. The main character was also a good actor. None of the acting was completely bad, which is why I think the whole thing worked. For being a lower-budget production, this movie holds up very well. It's a bit of a slow start, but once it gets going it steadily builds tension and held my interest right up to the ending.


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