Mythology according to writer-director Terry Jones, former Monty Python member, ERIK THE VIKING is based on stories Jones wrote for his seven-year-old son. The eponymous Erik (Tim Robbins), tired of raping and pillaging, visits the soothsayer Freya (Eartha Kitt) and asks her how to stop
the destruction of the dark, war-plagued Age of Ragnarok. She sends him on a quest to the Atlantis-like Hy-Brasil to find the Horn Resounding, which he must sound three times in order to wake the gods. Then the long winter of Ragnarok will give way to a new golden age. It's a nice idea that
doesn't quite work. Jones has said he conceived the film as an adventure, but ERIK THE VIKING...