On the surface, Norwegian historical action flick “The Last King” (natively titled “Birkebeinerne”) offers a lot: Action. Political intrigue. Betrayal. Motherloving vikings tearing down motherloving mountains on totally boss skis that let them achieve breakneck speeds. Also, cute babies (two of them!).
And to be fair, this film (directed by Nils Gaup and screening in the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival) delivers on all of it. But it delivers far, far too much.