Talk:Valhalla Rising (film)
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For that matter where in the movie are any names mentioned at all besides One-Eye? The credits only credit the actors as groups, "The Pagans", "Christian Vikings", and "Indians". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:14, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
And for that matter, why do "christian vikings" speak english with a scottish dialect? Because most of them are scottish actors...quite bizarre...And how did they manage to cross the ocean with no food and water? Nevertheless, it is a still a great film.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:52, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
An interesting recap of the movie, but I'm wondering how we know it was the Year 1000. I believe the First Crusade was circa 1096/1099. Not sure if it's an error in this article or an error by the movie makers to have one starting 100 years early. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Glitterspray (talk • contribs) 05:52, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
It suggests that One-Eye is Norse when the boy explains that One-Eye comes from across the ocean. Of course English wouldn't have been spoken in Viking times, this seems to be a bit of poetic license. Totorotroll (talk) 11:15, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
I thought that One-Eye was supposed to be Odin the Norse god and he could forsee the end of paganism. And the guy leading the 'crusade' was an example of Christianity's violence in converting the heathens whether they wanted to be converted or not. This was a weird and atmospheric film but seemed very real in its un-romantic view of history. DariaVK — Preceding unsigned comment added by DariaVK (talk • contribs) 16:43, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
The movie does take some creative license, but it's plausible that the Vikings in the movie started from Greenland, making the journey to North America possible.
Leif The Lucky converted to Christianity in 1000 AD, which coincides with the proposed date of the story. He was also charged w/ introducing it to Greenland. So clearly there were Vikings spreading Christianity in the region around 1000. It's thought that Leif first landed on Baffin Island--the description of which roughly matches where the Vikings in the movie make landfall.
I don't mean to suggest that the movie is about Leif, just that the timing and journey are plausible.