Film #260: RAGNAROK
2 out of 5 stars
Nordic horror cinema has come a long way… whether we’re talking DEAD SNOW, TROLLHUNTER, or this latest entry, RAGNAROK. The film is basically “JURASSIC PARK in the Netherlands with a giant snake” and it follows all of Spielberg’s award winner’s beats. The plot is VERY similar to JP as is the cast and there are very few surprises in its ~90 minute run-time. The creature is nothing to write home about – mostly CG and created with little thought to anatomical uniqueness. There are a few scenes of action and they may be a little too intense for the really little ones, but pre-teens and teens will love this. Oh, and all of the deaths happen off-screen, so no one will get too scared. An unimposing little time-waster, RAGNAROK, is nothing special, but it’s also not so bad as to be unwatchable. Flawed, but fairly innocent… ok for the kids as long as they’re not *too* young.