Posted in Literature, Movie

A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day

Drakkar (A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day) has a low grade both on IMDB and RottenTomatoes, but, as usual, it is a matter of taste, and a Hollywood alike action movies’ world! This one fails to fit these last mentioned movies. I crossed upon it by mistake, but it was no mistake watching it! This is “a brutal tale set against the Viking attack on Lindisfarne in 793 A.D.” (http://www.chris-crow.co.uk/). The story revolves around the Lindisfarne Gospels, and the monks’ struggle to keep it safe.

The Welsh director, Chris Crow, does a well made movie with a low budget.

The acting and the story are fair, and why not say it, this is a piece of history after all! I am looking forward to the performances of:

Posted in Movie, Travel

In Bruges

Originally posted on Sleepless Bobby, I thought that this also belongs here, regarding the reference to In Bruges, a very funny action movie!

Bruges (Brugge), Belgium is one of the European cities in my “To Visit” list. By now, in Belgium, I’ve managed to visit Brussels only.

Here are two reasons that made me write this post: In Bruges (shootings involved!), the movie, and a YouTube video that appeared as a suggestion while searching for Black Sabbath‘s Changes.

The movie puts an accent on this beautiful historical town, and the video Looking for the centre of Europe presents the diversity of Europe in general, and Bruges in particular (this episode).

SHOOT FIRST,
SIGHTSEE LATER.