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The Wave - a review!

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This is one of those "it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when" movies, since this movie very well will come to reality in the near future.

The Wave is based on the true story of a huge tsunami that hit Norway 80 years ago. The disaster was triggered when a mountainside collapsed, causing huge damage and casualties in a number of villages along Norway's fjords. A Norwegian geologist (played by Kristoffer Joner) and his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro and Edith Haagenrud-Sande) fight for survival when a massive landslide causes a 250-foot tidal wave. Such an event is very likely to happen again, but they don't know when.

Written and directed by Roar Uthaug, the movie is well paced and the buildup is great. The disaster itself is very impressively done, with some great VFX work.

There are a few Danish people in this movie, and they are, of course, killed off. And people wonder where us Danes get our small hatred to the Norwegian people. Just kidding, I love you, Norway!

Anyway, the movie.. It's well acted, and it's a genuine nail biter. A sequel, The Quake, is out now, and hopefully I can watch that at some point

8/10
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