Danish well-known - 25. jan. 2019 - at. 10:08 Fierce criticism of Mads Mikkelsen: Ridiculous, stupid and abhorrent
Mads Mikkelsen has gradually developed into an actor of such a caliber that even though it was far from any means, that he is in a movie, so he need never be ashamed of his own effort, even if everything else about him sucks. Somewhat in the same way as it is with, for example, Michael Caine - without comparison.
It can but make a personal note in two current movies, one on Netflix, the other in the Danish cinemas. And let's just start at the bottom, namely with Netflix-the movie 'Polar', there must have been some of the meanest, the streaming service has long put its name to.
the Story is approaching hjernedødskriteriet, but Mads Mikkelsen plays the one-eyed assassin Duncan Vízla, standing in front of to be able to rake in a big pensionsbonus, when he about the age of 50 years. It has his employer, however, not want to fork out, so he hires a team of young hitmen - all of which, apparently, arrive directly from a costume party - to do away with Duncan.
It is how to set it, and 'the action' is just a really bad excuse for a whole heap of blood, the noise and the bang, which, however, not for a second, manage to drown out the loud emptiness. The pace is fierce, and director Jonas Åkerlunds main business as a music-video director denies itself certainly is not. It makes the 1990's-the aesthetics either, but no matter how many hangovers you have, there is no need to spend time on this game unimaginative Tarantino ultralight.
But Mikkelsen makes it so good. So, you might wonder why he bothered. I doubt that things have seen much better out on the manuskriptplan. Yes, Mikkelsen has even shot money in the dirt. There are movies that are so miserable, that it has its own entertainment value. Not even on the plan one can defend this touch.
So, is there something more to come after in the 'Arctic', with a high degree of mikkelsen's movies. He plays Overgård (it is on his jacket), who is the only survivor after a plane crashes somewhere or other not precisely defined place in the Arctic. He appears to have spent some time in and around flyvraget, when we meet him in time with the daily routines: the Capture of fish (consumed raw), the sending of distress signals as well as the maintenance of the great SOS, he has dug in the snow.
A helicopter crashes nearby, and Overgård now have a choice: Should he try to help the unconscious, surviving woman (Maria Thelma Smáradóttir) and thus even get something to live for, or should he just grab the scarce supplies and thereby make its own chances of survival greater?
He chose the first, and as he not long after must recognize that the help never comes, he is trying - still with the wounded, word-less woman in tow - to reach a remote redningshytte, he has found the helicopter map.
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And then we follow or else his hardships in the cold - including a meeting with a polar bear. It is nice and quite intensely made, but looks like that is also something we have seen before. Mikkelsen delivers an impressive physical performance in the largely replikløse role (which makes you think of the dumb warrior in 'Valhalla Rising'), which does not become easier by the fact that his face is packed so much into it most of the time, that he only has the body to play with.
After a while in the cold begins, however, to ask themselves why they must attend all these hardships. What is it, the debut, the brazilian director Joe Penna would like to tell us with 'Arctic'? A question, there will be less burning after the somewhat antiklimatiske end of the year. That people have an extreme survival instinct and can perform the most incredible thing under the most difficult conditions, is not exactly any earth-shattering news. And Penna has, unfortunately, not something personal to offer in this context.
But mikkelsen's efforts can only have the utmost respect for.