17 thoughts on “MCM: Mads Mikkelsen

  1. The Three Musketeers is so bananas; somehow even worse than the 1990s version that cast Charlie Sheen of all people as Aramis. Although I will give it credit for introducing me to Luke Evans – Mads I’d already seen in King Arthur (alongside Hugh Dancy, well before their Hannibal days). I do recall, even as a wee baby literature lover, being mad that his Tristan was reduced to a generic ‘silent vaguely Eastern warrior’ type when I knew the story of Tristan and Isolde and how tragic it was.

    1. What a waste of a fantastic cast, almost all of whom I love in something else. Mads Mikkelsen, Clive Owen, Stellan Skarsgård, and I keep forgetting Til Schweiger’s in it.

      A movie that belies its own premise. “This is the realistic King Arthur, and by ‘realistic’ we mean we have no damn clue what Sub-Roman Britain should look like.” It wasn’t even the first attempt or the most realistic.

  2. Yeah, I know it’s not in your wheelhouse, but definitely Hannibal. Now do a review on his oh so lovely brother Lars. Start with The Witcher and work your way back.

  3. I’m apparently a lover of Mads in frock flicks, because I’ve seen several of these.
    -King Arthur, not a great movie but the knights, sweet Jesus, the knights.
    -A Royal Affair was enjoyable. I like Alicia Vikander, and they did a nice job of showing the king’s eccentricities w/o going full-blown crazy balls. The Danish court had several factions, one of which Struensee led, and the maneuvering is interesting. They take the tack that Queen Caroline Mathilda definitely had an affair w/him, which unless I remember incorrectly, hasn’t been totally confirmed.
    -Flame and Citron is VERYVERYVERY GOOD! Sorry for yelling. It is heartbreaking, and beautiful, and just, go rent it.
    -Not a frock flick, but I did enjoy his performance as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. He was the first genuinely chilling, not cartoonish, Bond villain in a long time.

  4. Great choice. He’s one of my favorite actors working today. I love him in period pieces but he’s also great in contemporaneous roles. Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006) (one of the best Bond movies) and Jagten (The Hunt) (2012) for example.

    Be sure to check him out Mænd & høns (Men & Chicken) (2015) for a fantastic comedic performance. Wholesome, family entertainment that one.

  5. I didn’t like him in “The royal affair” because he was just looking too much bad ass for me when I compare him to the sources about Struensee. Maybe the costumes were a problem too. But I like him as an actor and I have to underline that I’m allways happy to recognize that he still makes smaller films in his homecountry and is not too much focussed on international productions.

  6. I loved MM since seeing him Unit One years ago…but recently read he is a pal of Johnny Depp which cooled my old lady crush significantly…

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