Erik The Viking (1989)

Rating: **
Cast: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Mickey Rooney

A very dry and darkly comic tale about a Viking named Erik the Red (Tim Robbins) who questions all of the raping and plundering of his colleagues and goes on a journey to find enlightenment. He meets a beautiful girl from a strange island, and it's through the religious beliefs of "pagans" that Erik and his crew can escape certain destruction from their own religious constructs. An interesting film, but a little too slow and downbeat for my tastes.