“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die.” Of all the memorable lines in The Princess Bride, this is the one that everyone quotes ad nauseqm. Why? Because vengeance is a powerful, intense, and incredibly cinematic concept. Robert Eggers’ 2022 film The Northman deeply understands the intense pull of vengeance, and leans ALL THE WAY into it. This wild, woolly Viking epic even gives its lead character, Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), a three-sentence mantra that echoes (and one-ups) Montoya’s: “I will avenge you, Father! I will save you, Mother! I will kill you, Fjölnir!”
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Monica has a BA in Journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Journalism and Communications from Quinnipiac University. Monica has worked as a journalist for over 20 years covering all things entertainment. She has covered everything from San Diego Comic-Con, The SAG Awards, Academy Awards, and more. Monica has been published in Variety, Swagger Magazine, Emmy Magazine, CNN, AP, Hidden Remote, and more. For the past 10 years, she has added PR and marketing to her list of talents as the president of Prime Entertainment Publicity, LLC. Monica is ready for anything and is proudly obsessed with pop culture.