This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 40. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Hey there, friends! 🎬
Today, we’re diving into the world of “Mortal,” a 2020 flick directed by André Øvredal. First off, let’s set the record straight – if you’re expecting a typical action movie, pump the brakes. This ain’t it, chief! But, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a watch. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
The plot? It’s like a rollercoaster that forgot to add the loops – intriguing, but not what you expected. We’re talking about a young guy, Eric, played by Nat Wolff, who discovers he has God-like powers. Sounds cool, right? But here’s the twist: these powers are more of a curse than a blessing. The movie dives deep into Norwegian mythology, which is a breath of fresh air from your usual Hollywood stuff. It’s like learning about Thor but without the hammer and the fancy cape.
Speaking of Nat Wolff, can we take a moment to appreciate his acting? The dude nailed it, giving us this tormented soul vibe that’s just so… raw. I mean, you can literally feel his confusion and fear through the screen. And the supporting cast? They’re not just there to fill the screen – they add layers to the story that keep you glued. And I gotta give props to Iben Akerlie, who plays his love interest, for bringing a much-needed dose of light and warmth to the story.
But here’s a heads up – don’t expect non-stop, edge-of-your-seat action. This movie ain’t your typical superhero showdown. It’s more of a slow burn, like roasting marshmallows and accidentally catching one on fire. There are some action scenes, sure, but the movie takes its sweet time, focusing more on character development and the storyline. It’s more about the drama and the moral dilemmas Eric faces. Like, what do you do when you have the power to zap someone into oblivion but also just want to chill? So yeah, if you’re looking for instant gratification, this might not be your cup of tea. ☕️
Visually, the film is stunning. The Norwegian landscapes? Yes! 🤌 The cinematography makes you want to book a flight to Norway, stat. And the special effects? They’re not overdone, which honestly makes it all more believable.
So, here’s my two cents: “Mortal” is worth a watch, especially if you’re into mythology, drama, and some soul-searching. It’s a movie that makes you think and feel, and isn’t that what good cinema is all about?
Random true fact: Did you know Norway has a town called Hell? And it freezes over every winter! How fitting for a movie that plays with the concept of divine powers, right?
Catch you at the next screening! 🎥
Peace out, ✌️