Wild Men — The Last Viking

REVIEW/NATION
There is a certain point in a man's life when he decides to buy an expensive car. The red one! Do not underestimate this detail. People call it 'the middle age crisis' but Martin thinks it is just his boredom of living in a great house with a beautiful caring wife and two pretty daughters. Denmark is a country where Martin's potential was realized but his own desires were overlooked. What he wants more than anything is to run away into the woods with an axe and a bow, wear reindeer skins and sit by the fire in silence. Thus, we find him there hitting a frog to death because his shooting skills suck. Wild Men (2021) by Thomas Daneskov tells a story that can happen in any town in the world if there is access to nature and tranquility nearby.
by Anastasia Ageeva


03/10/2021
Ten days of such a mode of life have passed, and Martin became as much like a Viking as possible. This is especially noticeable in contrast when a starving man gets to a gas station with an irresistible desire to eat some ham in vacuum and smoke a cigarette. At the same time he argues with the cashier on such a high intellectual level that causes laughter from the audience. That is literally the definition of 'comic' — the inconsistency of the expected and the real. As for the fable allegories with animals that you will see, they are not just a witty element but they also grant the characters a moment of catharsis and the opportunity to unite.

The element of chance and randomness is extremely important in comedy — when circumstances are against the characters and do not allow them to take control of the situation. People resemble a pinball ball that fate throws in all directions, even if it is not even ready for such changes. That's why the creators gave the newborn viking a partner. Musa is a guy wounded in an accident, whose life depends on how quickly he gets to the ferry to Guddalen. Now Martin sees a purpose in life — he has a mission that takes him out of anabiosis.
The whole film reminisces about Knockin' of the Heaven's Door (1997) by Thomas Jahn, just diametrical in terms of what the main characters seek. Martin (Til Schweiger's character has the same name) and Rudy are both deadly ill, so they flee the hospital and try to outlive what they are destined with. Their desires are quite the same — to feel alive for the last few days. Martin and Rudy's adventures could be a fairy tale about two extremely lucky twits having a bizarre ending — sad but lightsome — by the seashore.

After running away from their pursuers, Martin and Musa realize they need to do something with their lives. The characters leave the frame for the last time, shoulder-to-shoulder. The same shot — but still diametrical in the sense of the characters' future — has Wild Men. The viewer wants to hope for the best and waits for the reunion of Martin and Musa with their wife and son respectively. A bow thrown on a snowy slope eloquently speaks of this.
In the final we will be given another chance to admire the beauty of Norway landscapes and will be sent greetings from Martin McDonagh. Therefore, we believe that the characters' life improved, and a series of ridiculous troubles was left behind.
 
Wild Men — The Last Viking
REVIEW/NATION
There is a certain point in a man's life when he decides to buy an expensive car. The red one! Do not underestimate this detail. People call it 'the middle age crisis' but Martin thinks it is just his boredom of living in a great house with a beautiful caring wife and two pretty daughters. Denmark is a country where Martin's potential was realized but his own desires were overlooked. What he wants more than anything is to run away into the woods with an axe and a bow, wear reindeer skins and sit by the fire in silence. Thus, we find him there hitting a frog to death because his shooting skills suck. Wild Men (2021) by Thomas Daneskov tells a story that can happen in any town in the world if there is access to nature and tranquility nearby.
by Anastasia Ageeva


03/09/2021
Ten days of such a mode of life have passed, and Martin became as much like a Viking as possible. This is especially noticeable in contrast when a starving man gets to a gas station with an irresistible desire to eat some ham in vacuum and smoke a cigarette. At the same time he argues with the cashier on such a high intellectual level that causes laughter from the audience. That is literally the definition of 'comic' — the inconsistency of the expected and the real. As for the fable allegories with animals that you will see, they are not just a witty element but they also grant the characters a moment of catharsis and the opportunity to unite.

The element of chance and randomness is extremely important in comedy — when circumstances are against the characters and do not allow them to take control of the situation. People resemble a pinball ball that fate throws in all directions, even if it is not even ready for such changes. That's why the creators gave the newborn viking a partner. Musa is a guy wounded in an accident, whose life depends on how quickly he gets to the ferry to Guddalen. Now Martin sees a purpose in life — he has a mission that takes him out of anabiosis.
The whole film reminisces about Knockin' of the Heaven's Door (1997) by Thomas Jahn, just diametrical in terms of what the main characters seek. Martin (Til Schweiger's character has the same name) and Rudy are both deadly ill, so they flee the hospital and try to outlive what they are destined with. Their desires are quite the same — to feel alive for the last few days. Martin and Rudy's adventures could be a fairy tale about two extremely lucky twits having a bizarre ending — sad but lightsome — by the seashore.

After running away from their pursuers, Martin and Musa realize they need to do something with their lives. The characters leave the frame for the last time, shoulder-to-shoulder. The same shot — but still diametrical in the sense of the characters' future — has Wild Men. The viewer wants to hope for the best and waits for the reunion of Martin and Musa with their wife and son respectively. A bow thrown on a snowy slope eloquently speaks of this.
In the final we will be given another chance to admire the beauty of Norway landscapes and will be sent greetings from Martin McDonagh. Therefore, we believe that the characters' life improved, and a series of ridiculous troubles was left behind.
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