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Films inspired by Norse myths and legends

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The vast Norse myths and legends are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for filmmakers to adapt. There are adaptations that have achieved great success in terms of both fame and revenue. However, there are viking clothings also works that fail miserably at the box office despite the highly appreciated content. Here are some movies inspired by Norse mythology.

The Vikings (1958)

Films inspired by Norse mythology
Opening the list of films inspired by Norse Mythology is The Viking 1958. Adapted from the famous novel of the same name by author Edison Marshall. A literary work inspired by the famous Nordic epic about the hero Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons. The film revolves around the son of a Viking leader who has been lost since childhood. Experiencing many challenges, the experience of slavery helped him assert himself and win the love of his life.

The film gathered famous actors at that time such as Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. The film grossed $7.6 million on a $3.5 million budget. The film's success spurred the subsequent Tales of The Vikings television series.

Pathfinder (1987)

Pathfinder (1987) – Film inspired by Norse mythology
Set in the year Pathfinder is a work of Norwegian cinema about a tribe of people living in ancient Northern Europe. The film revolves around a young warrior named Aigin - The hero fought bravely against the enemy who brutally massacred his village.

Pathfinder is based on an ancient Sami legend and coincidentally most of the actors in the film are descendants of the Sami people. The Sami are inherently cold-tolerant, so even though the film was filmed in cold conditions, sometimes the temperature dropped to more than -40 degrees, the actors still successfully completed their roles. The film made a big splash with an Oscar nomination in the category of "best foreign-language film" in 1988.

The 13 Warriors (1999)

Based on the Eaters of the Dead novel series by Michael Crichton and the Norse legend and myth of Beowulf, The 13 Warriors is the story of Ahmad. A young man who fell in love with the wife of a powerful man, Ahmad was exiled to the North and had almost no chance to return to his homeland. He took up residence in the Viking village. One day the Viking village was attacked by the monster Wendol, Ahmad was chosen to become the 13th warrior in the battle to destroy the monster. The film failed in terms of revenue when it was not enough to cover the cost of making the film and promoting it.

Son of the Mask (2005)

Considered a sequel to the hit movie - The Mask, but in addition to the magic mask, the Son of the Mask movie has independent content and is not linked to the previous part. The film is the story of Loki. After receiving orders from the Sour King Odin, he went down to Earth to find the lost magic mask.

The task seemed simple when the mask was found by a young couple and their child. However, the baby was conceived when the father was wearing a mask that made it possess abilities not inferior to Loki. And from there the confusing situations began.

Beowulf (2007)
Not adapted from a full-length novel, Beowulf is based on an old English poem inspired by Norse mythology. The poem is 3,182 lines long, praising the Norse hero who defeated the monster Grendel to tattoo inspired clothing save the kingdom - Beowulf. The film is highly appreciated for both content and images. The film uses the motion capture technique that director Robert Zemeckis used in his previous film, The Polar Express.

The film has the participation of famous stars such as Angelina Jolie, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, Brendan Gleeson and John Malkovich. Despite the high reviews, the film only grossed about 194 million dollars while the production cost was up to 150 million dollars (not including promotional costs).