|North American release poster|
|Directed By||David Hilbun|
|Story By||David Hilbun|
|Based On||The Younger Edda|
|Starring|| Jacob LaCombe|
|Studio||Happy Hour Films, LLC|
|Release Date||May 29, 2008|
|Running Time||3 min, 32 sec|
Ragnarok, stylized as Ragnarök, was a 2008 short movie produced by Happy Hour Films. The film was meant to tell the story of the Norse mythological end of days, but the film's poor storytelling rendered it nearly unintelligible.
An unnamed Norseman (LaCombe) delivers a soliloquy describing the Fimbulwinter. After his speech, a wolf forms out of clouds and slurps up the sun, resulting in all manner of monsters emerging from the earth and attacking. In Asgard, Odin (Hilbun) reacts in fear. The Battle of Ragnarok is fought while Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" plays, resulting in the destruction of the earth. After the battle, a small plant grows, symbolizing the new earth that will emerge.
- Jacob LaCombe as Norseman
- David Hilbun as Odin
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The film was produced alongside The Epic: Beowulf as a project for English class, and was purposely made as badly as possible.
- Very little footage was actually shot for the film itself: only LaCombe's soliloquy, Hilbun's singular line of dialogue, and a few battle shots were completed. The rest of the film is made of animations by Aaron Touchet and Michael Hilbun, along with archival footage shot for the mercifully axed project The Iliad.
- The film is often referred to by its creators as little more than an excuse to listen to Led Zeppelin in class.
- As a joke among the team, actor Sonnie Fontenot was told that he did not need to wear a mask in the monster scenes. These joke shots made it to the final cut of the film.
- In one of the shots in which the monsters are emerging, as Dickerson is running past the camera he can clearly be heard saying "I like men."
- The film is, technically, incomplete. The montage at the end was added at the last minute, so that the project would be completed by the due date. The film's incompletion is obvious due to the drastically different tones of the first and second halves.