Valhalla

Netflix streaming – they rated it at 3.6 stars for me, surprisingly lower than the 3.9 stars for the general audience. I thought briefly of giving it 5 stars because I really enjoyed the uniqueness of it, but I’m going to give it 4 stars. It’s a very unique movie, I think it would be difficult to predict whether somebody is going to like it or not. It’s so unusual and quirky for a ski movie that it seems to polarize reviewers. I’ve never heard the word “trustafarian” before, ¬†but a lot of the reviewers seemed to use it – in terms of hippie-like people who denounce the rat race while at the same time apparently having lots of money to maintain a their¬†expensive ski equipment. At least, that’s the impression I got. Anyway, the movie follows a narrative of a person searching for fulfillment by heading North with a Volkswagen beetle and no money, encountering a tent city of ski bums in the interior of British Columbia, hanging out for a while, then following the call even further North, to Alaska, when the snow melts. Lots and lots of impressive skiing and snowboarding. Very interesting filming, music, and storyline, and just a lot of fun to watch.

Valhalla movie poster

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