21 died in the explosion in the kings bay-accident in Ny-Ålesund in Spitsbergen i 1962. The accident led to the fall of the Norwegian labor party government ruling since WW2. Was this really an accident, and was it under Norwegian control?
Four teenagers on a road trip decide to take a detour and find them selves at at haunted house halloween scream park deep in the woods of southern Kentucky. After witnessing an assortment ... See full summary »
Three friends - Adrian, Charlotte and Viktor - head out into the Norwegian wilderness to explore a cave. They are all experienced at this sort of thing and have planned well. Relationship issues - Charlotte is with Adrian but she and Viktor used to be a couple and he still has feelings for her - complicate the expedition. Moreover, someone seems to be following them, even in the cave.Written by
The 3 characters dive through the cave with only their diving equipment and a spare tank. Then, next thing you know he is using night sights. Pretty sure he didn't sneak them under his wet suit with out his friends seeing them and asking why the hell he needed night sights. See more »
I caught this on Netflix, I was drawn in by the premise and the 4 3/4 out of 5 stars on Netflix (I always wonder what that means).
At first I was thrown off by the dubbing, the dialogue was obviously dubbed in English, which seemed strange since I was looking at 3 Anglo-looking European or American actors, but I eventually figured out that they were Scandinavian of some variety.
To get right to it, the story and plot wasn't great and it was pretty stilted at times but I have to say the cinematography, scenes, shots, lighting, and backgrounds were truly spectacular (seriously). It was like watching an episode of Planet Earth or the Discovery channel. I don't know anything about cameras or film making but the scenes were beautiful and captivating.
There was very little plot or background, I guess the 3 characters were supposed to be ex- soldiers on an adventure. They looked like, respectively, a soldier, a soccer mom, and someone who works in a brewery. But hey they are all attractive enough and really I thought the acting was pretty good, given what they had to work with. There was no chemistry, or like negative chemistry, between the two characters that were a couple, but maybe that was part of the point. I think the entire movie had just 3 actors.
This could have been a tense thriller like Blair Witch or Descent which is maybe what they set out to do but after a bunch of build up, without mentioning any spoilers, the whole story was a bit of a let down and not much to it (but shot in beautiful scenes). In retrospect the story is probably a lot more realistic in terms of what would actually happen in a situation like that but you go into the movie expecting ghouls or supernatural monsters or whatever so it's kind of a let down.
I ended the movie pretty disappointed but there were definitely some unexpected bright spots, I'll be looking for the actors and director in other movies. It just seems like they had a good idea and they lost all of their funding 1/3 the way into the movie or something.
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