Ragnarok (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | PG-13 | Action, Adventure
100 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Ragnarok Review


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.

Ragnarok (2013) is a Norwegian action adventure movie that is 93 minutes long and was filmed in Vikingskiphuset, Oslo, Norway. Director Mikkel Brænne Sandemose (Cold Prey (2010)) did an astonishing job directing this movie with not much experience under his belt. It is about the legendary story of Ragnarok. I love the cover photo for this movie as it is mesmerizing - well at least for me. I was thrilled after seeing the movie because the storyline was interesting and entertaining but was a little dragged on at times. The good parts made up for the not so boring parts.

Ragnarok is about Sigurd Swenson (Pål Sverre Hagen - Kon-Tiki (2012), Troubled Water (2008), Max Manus: Man of War (2008)) and a few archaeologists who went on an expedition to Finnmark in the Northern part of Norway. No one had entered this territory/land known as "no man’s land" since ancient times. They want to find stories/artifacts to back the story of Ragnarok, which was the end of the world in Norse mythology. They discovered an amazing find right when their budget is decreased. They found an old rune with stones with old Nordic letter-writings carved into it. They were in for a treat as their discovery is more than they imagined, and they are in for the unexpected truth. Will they listen to the warning about the danger they may face if they stay in no man’s land?

I applaud the actors for doing a splendid job with their roles as it was very realistic and believable. The kids did an amazing job with their roles as well. I love the sets and sceneries - just could not get enough of it. There was no sexual scenes or content, nor any gore that I can think of and a lot of adventure. The action scenes were great, and some fighting scenes were off camera that is okay because the movie is PG-13.

About Ragnarok 2013

Title: Ragnarok
AKA: Gåten Ragnarok
Year: 2013
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Bjørn Sundquist, Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd, Julian Podolski, Jens Hultén, Terje Strømdahl, Stefan Cronwall, Marika Enstad, Vera Rudi, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Tom Aksel Mathisen
Writers: John Kåre Raake
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose