The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1958)

THE SAGA OF THE VIKING WOMEN AND THEIR VOYAGE TO THE WATERS OF THE GREAT SEA SERPENT (1958)
(a.k.a. THE VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT)
Article #554 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 9-20-2002
Posting date: 2-13-2003

Viking women leave their native land to go in search of their men. They encounter a sea serpent, among other things.

Nice title.

Okay, that’s rather dismissive, but Roger Corman’s attempt at this historical epic always tends to leave me without much to say. It’s not what I would call a good movie, but it’s neither so bad as to be either laughable or painful. There’s action and women in short skirts to make up for the fact that there’s not much of a story here. I do have one comment, though; if I see a movie with the word “viking” in the title, I think I should be entitled to see at least one big burly guy in a big beard with a horned metal helmet standing in a boat with a dragon head waving a big axe and roaring; I don’t think this is unreasonable. As it is, it looks like they got the cast for “Beach Party Norway” instead.

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