The Wave (2015) – IMDb

The Wave (2015) – IMDb

The Wave a foreign Norwegian film, supposedly an action, adventure, drama and suspense thrillers, is a very interesting and different movie. This movie is definitely not on my top ten-recommendation list. To start off, I cannot say that the movie was the worst foreign film that I have seen. I believe that as I have seen in many other foreign films, the producers and directors audience is the one that they are most familiar with, and in this case is the Norwegian culture. We can say that foreign films are for a segmented market, and as I mentioned above, this one is for the Norwegians.

Director: Roar Uthaugh Writers: John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro

In addition, the title of this film does fit the overall theme of the movie. Within the movie there are many subjects, and life lessons that can be learned, but the overall theme is about the wave.

Now, the costumes and wardrobe are fitting for the movie, however, after a series of events, the costumes do not change. I believe that if you fall in a mud puddle, for the following scenes that character or those characters should show evidence of the mud in their wardrobe unless they change in the movie. However, when they still wear the same thing and we cannot see the evidence of the mud, it is obvious, and in my opinion shows that the shots were not carefully placed, or looked at; and this movie had many faults in that area.

On another note, the music for this film I felt was great, it was very suspenseful, engaging, and kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to see what happened next. So I feel that the compositions of the music scores for this movie were very fitting.

Scene From The Wave
Scene From The Wave

To continue this critic, the next part I will like to talk about is the dialogue as well as the acting. This I feel was the biggest downfall of this movie. I felt that the acting seemed extremely fake, and hard to believe. Every now and then the dialogue made some sense and allowed for more drama, and added action and suspense; however, this was quickly lost with the next line, or the next characters dialogue. The most important part of a movie is the acting. This is what makes the movie flow, keep you wanting more, and also adds the touch of realism that people look for in movies to make them that much better. It gives the audience something to relate to; but in this movie, it almost seemed as if the characters were reading their lines off of a teleprompter in every scene. Also, because of the lack of professionalism in acting that the characters showed, much of the overall tone, action, and suspense of the movie was lost. Overall, I would rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 because the dialogue and acting was terrible, and hard to follow.

To conclude, this foreign drama, action, suspense, and thriller is definitely not one that I would recommend for anyone to watch until it comes out on Netflix for free. Instead of being an action, suspense and thriller, it felt more like a comedic drama, with a very segmented market.



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