The Watch and Talk Podcast

252 — The Unbearable Weight of Massive Northmen

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This week Karen Peterson (@karenmpeterson) & Derek Miranda (@DerekMiranda85) sit down to talk both THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT and THE NORTHMAN.

As always, featured reviews are done in two parts, a NON-SPOILER review with letter grade and brief discussion, followed by a more in depth SPOILER review.



Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage (Nicolas Cage) accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan’s (Pedro Pascal) birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones.


Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) is on the verge of becoming a man when his father (Ethan Hawke) is brutally murdered by his uncle (Claes Bang), who kidnaps the boy’s mother (Nicole Kidman). Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.


Intro/What We’ve Been Watching — 00:00 – 22:45
Non-Spoiler Unbearable Weight Review — 22:45 – 30:05
Non-Spoiler Northman Review — 30:05 – 39:14
Spoilers for The Northman — 39:14 – 56:42
Spoilers for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — 56:42 – the end

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