Yes, the crotch-oriented humor is cheap. And, yes, it’s painfully clear that the film is unabashedly low-brow. Of course, that’s exactly what draws me to the upcoming animated adventure “Ronal The Barbarian”. The film looks as dumb as dog business, but, for some inexplicable reason, it seems to work. Of course, I don’t understand Danish, so I could be missing a lot. But I’m going with my gut on this one, folks, and I think “Ronal” looks fantastic.
Needs a synopsis? Here it is:
Ronal is a young barbarian with low self-esteem, the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village. He’s a real wuss. However, as fate would have it, responsibility for the tribe’s survival falls on Ronal’s scrawny shoulders, when the evil Lord Volcazar raids the village and abducts every living barbarian. With the exception of Ronal, who is forced to go on a perilous quest to save his enslaved clan and thwart Volcazar’s plot to rule the world. Along the way, our unlikely hero is joined by Alibert the buttery bard, Zandra the gorgeous shield-maiden and Elric the metrosexual elfin guide. To ultimately vanquish the enemy, the band must overcome awesome challenges.
“Ronal the Barbarian” opens in Denmark this September.