Wednesday, October 19, 2005

There's Something About Nibelungen

Let me just say this about Hagen of Tröneck: dude knew how to wear his ceremonial bird-helmet.  Also [MAJOR SPOILERS!] if I am not mistaken he totally kills Siegfried while Siegfried is reading an article in the Lifestyles section of  Der Nibelungenspiegel about torq maintenance.  I don’t know the details, I left before the end of the movie because of my retarded commute.  Anyway, if you are looking for sweet sword-testing scenes and a dragon which is actually more scary and interesting than any monster in a film post 1981, look no further than Die Nibelungen.  My only objection: not enough actual on-screen Nibelungs.  Also, both Brunhild and Kriemhild are brutishly ugly (Fritz Lang fans note that Müde Tod plays Volker the Bard!  IT’S LIKE I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO WRITE THE CROSSOVER FANFIC!).

PS – For those of you who have not guessed this there is a Fritz Lang film series this semester, conveniently on Wednesdays.

1 comment:

dan ruccia said...

ari samsy, you never cease to amaze me. there is nothing more that need be said.