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© 2020 Shmoop University Inc | All Rights Reserved | Privacy | Legal. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie … An insurance lawyer goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. So let's talk about the two major things that go down at the end of the story: (1) Ben's super-bizarre revealing of the experiment. [18] Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter called them "convincingly terrifying and involving. Directed by Gille Klabin. [20], The special effects were lauded by critics, receiving favorable comparison with those of Hollywood. [2], All the actors performed their own stunts, something the director said was "utterly nerve-racking." The Third Wave was an experimental social movement created by California high school history teacher Ron Jones in 1967 to explain how the German population could accept the actions of the Nazi regime during the Second World War. Having trouble understanding The Wave? However, Vosch is still alive as he escapes the base on a helicopter. Sure, The Wave members did act badly, but this is a far cry from anything approaching the Holocaust. [14], At the 2016 Amanda Awards, The Wave received the award for Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release, as well as the awards for Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects. They remember their discussion after seeing the concentration camp movie. He's clearly hurt, and given how quick he was to change initially, we have no idea what to expect now. You would have put on the uniforms, turned your heads, and allowed your friends and neighbors to be persecuted and destroyed. Julia wants to say goodbye to their house so Kristian drives with her to stay there one last night. We don't get to learn how this experience affects the people involved! But their night takes a turns bizarre when Frank ingests a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world. Kristian sends Julia up the mountain with Anna's husband Thomas and daughter Teresa, and seats himself and Anna in a van. Shmoop isn't sure Ben picked the best way to reveal things to his students. The town is devastated, and the evacuation bus full of dead passengers including Vibeke but not Idun and Sondre. Idun finds Sondre too late to escape the tsunami which hits as they rush back downstairs to the basement's bomb shelter. Maria is washed away and Idun closes the shelter door. It's like watching someone self-destruct in slow motion and yet be powerless to stop them. [SPOILER ALERT]Cassie and Ben rush to find Sam and then escapes the military base run by the others while Evan destroys the base with planted bombs. (2) Robert. Later, waiting for the ferry with his children while his wife Idun works a few more days at the hotel, Kristian has an epiphany and rushes back to the geology center, leaving his children Sondre and Julia in the car. Donald Faison, left, and Justin Long in the movie “The Wave.” ... at the end of the day the Carl W. Lucas script feels more like a concept pitch than a fully-plotted proposition. Is he going to be able to help this kid out? As one students says after it's all over, "What a freak-out" (17.44). The tsunami engulfs the vehicle. For the movies of the '50s, there was unease about the dawn of the Atomic Age. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Here's an in-depth analysis of the most important parts, in an easy-to-understand format. It sounded like the lines were being read off of a script by a robot, with no concern of how the characters came across" before recommending the movie only in its original Norwegian. Tyler Williams (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a high school student living in Florida – he lives in a fairly affluent house with his father Ronald (Sterling K. Brown), stepmother Catherine (Renee Elise Goldsberry), and sister Emily (Taylor Russell). Laurie and David talk more about how scary The Wave is. Well, that's up to the readers' imagination to decide. The rockslide crashes into the fjord creating a gigantic tsunami 80 metres (260 ft) high roaring towards Geiranger. Kristian finds his son's backpack and furiously bangs on some pipes. If you were Ben, what would you say to Robert? He calls the station and orders the immediate evacuation of Arvid and Jacob from the crevice, and to sound the tsunami alarms for the residents of Geiranger. [16], At the Kanon Awards for 2016, The Wave won for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role (Kristoffer Joner), Best Producer, Best Editing, and Best Production Design (Lina Nordqvist). There's not a lot of reprieve for audiences. Gansel himself had felt an oversaturation during his schooldays and had developed an emotional connection to this chapter of German history only after watching the film Schindler's List. David had said that such atrocities could never happen again, but now Laurie isn’t so sure. One difference between the experiment conducted at the time in the United States and today's Germanyhe saw in the fact that the American students had asked themselves quite horrified how there could even exist something … With ten minutes until the tsunami hits Geiranger, Idun and her colleague Vibeke evacuate the hotel patrons onto a waiting bus but Sondre is nowhere to be found. Kristian and Julia, stuck in traffic, realise their altitude is dangerously low. How would you have gone about it? Tyler Williams is a popular high school senior on the wrestling team. He and Jacob take the helicopter and find the sensor wires have snapped. Waves is a 2019 American drama film written, co-produced and directed by Trey Edward Shults.Along with Shults, it was produced by Kevin Turen and Jessica Row. Directed by Alexander Grasshoff. Their neighbor Anna has her leg trapped by a car. The site's critics consensus states: "Well-acted and blessed with a refreshingly humanistic focus, The Wave is a disaster film that makes uncommonly smart use of disaster film clichés. Kristian reviews old documents suggesting the readings could indicate an upcoming avalanche. As Kristian dives, further water floods the refuge. Meanwhile, Mr. Ross heads to the gym for the rally. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. When Theresa suggests they go to a house party after the bar, Frank relents, ending up in a back room with a mysterious man named Aeolus (Tommy Flanagan). Seriously: Ben's a little harsh, don't you think? With Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie. Directed by Trey Edward Shults. What about you? [18][11] Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "an exotic edge-of-seater [that] plays on the beauty and terror of nature" and "a thrilling ride",[3] while chief international film critic Peter Debruge of Variety described it as "an equally impressive tsunami-peril thriller. Shults’ camera, guided by his regular cinematographer Drew Daniels, glides through the life of a handsome, happy, successful Florida teen named Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). Ben has decided that he wants the students to end The Wave on their... (2) Robert. Synopsis. He has a lot of friends, a girlfriend Alexis (Alexa Demie) and is a … Moments later the avalanche happens. "[19] Metacritic reports a weighted average score of 68 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". World-ending movies also are a mirror that reflects society’s biggest paranoias back at us. [13], The film sold around 800,000 tickets in Norway,[2] and grossed a total of US$8.2 million at the Norwegian box office becoming the highest grossing film of 2015 in Norway. One last thing: you know what frustrates Shmoop about this ending? Kristian's former boss Arvid agrees to enter a higher state of alert, but not to sound the evacuation alarm. Directed by Gille Klabin. Movies. [2], The Wave had its international premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on 16 September 2015. They end up at a bar, where they meet two women named Natalie (Katia Winter) and Theresa (Sheila Vand), who catches Frank’s eye. "[18], The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 83% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 108 reviews, with an average rating of 6.64/10. (Not that you'd be in this situation to begin with!). Cassie and the others still have to save the other kids that Vosch has brainwashed and they also have to kill Vosch … In less than a week, Robert has transformed from class-loser to Wave leader, only to have it all pulled out from under him in a most shocking way. They abandon their car to run uphill on foot, shouting for others to do the same. Norway is a rockslide prone area (created by the Caledonian orogeny) and The Wave is based on a rock-slide tsunami incident which destroyed the village of Tafjord on 7 April 1934, killing 40 people. SYNOPSIS: Frank, an … [2] Prior to that, a similar incident in 1905 triggered a tsunami killing 60 people, and 31 years later, another 74 lost their lives. Do they forget about it and move on? Sondre gives one last effort which pays off. Kristian finds the children have gone to the hotel. The Wave (Norwegian: Bølgen) is a 2015 Norwegian disaster film[5] directed by Roar Uthaug. By entering your email address you agree to receive emails from Shmoop and verify that you are over the age of 13. Now this is a tough one. So what do you think Ben and Robert will talk about? With Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran. Now this is a tough one. Danish tourists Maria and Philip Poulsen help her search. Kelli Marchman of HorrorFuel.com wrote "the voice-over was horrid. According to Dennis Gansel, German students have grown tired of the topic concerning the Third Reich. [6][7][8] The movie depicts a future event in Møre og Romsdal in which the Åkerneset [no] crevice collapses, creating an avalanche resulting in an 80-metre (260 ft) tall tsunami (scientists forecast a landslide induced tsunami of about 30 metres (98 ft) in height)[9] that destroys everything in its path. Kristian survives but finds Anna next to him dead, impaled by debris. Arvid sacrifices himself when his foot is trapped, linking Jacob to their zip-line and falling to his death shortly after. The Wave study guide contains a biography of Morton Rhue, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. You say it could never happen again, but looks how close you came." 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Film Review: ‘The Wave’ Norse disaster movie imagines what would happen if Akerneset mountain were to collapes into the fjord, sending a massive CG tsunami down on a family of stock characters. Tyler’s sister is a sweet girl named Emily (Taylor Russell) and he has a supportive stepmother named Catherine (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and a girlfriend named Alexis (Alexa Demie). “Waves” opens joyously. Idun drowns him. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case and discovers that he shares a strange, mystical connection with the small group of local Aboriginal people accused of the crime. Idun refuses to leave him. (17.38). The 5th Wave film ends when Cassie hangs out in a camp fire with the rest of Squad 53. Starring Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Katia Winter, Donald Faison, Sheila Vand, and Bill Sage. And for a climatic scene, in which Joner tries to rescue his family from a flooded hotel, he trained with free-diving instructors to be able to hold his breath for three minutes underwater. A sequel titled The Quake (Norwegian: Skjelvet), directed by John Andreas Andersen, was released on 31 August 2018.[10]. I'm no scholar, i just actually saw the movie for the first time in its entirety… well the ending Really struck me as beautiful and almost ironic. So let's talk about the two major things that go down at the end of the story: (1) Ben's super-bizarre revealing of the experiment. Much like its addled protagonist, The Wave struggles to stay on target, but Justin Long's performance helps this pleasantly offbeat sci-fi fantasy find its way. When Frank goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion, his night takes an unexpected and bizarre turn when he is dosed with a hallucinogen that alters his perception and changes his life forever. Idun and Sondre respond in kind. Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. It was Norway's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but failed to be nominated. An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. The family is reunited at Ørnesvingen, and the film closes saying the events are likely to occur in the future, but the date is unpredictable. "[11], The English-language audio dub, however, was panned by critics. The Wave (Norwegian: Bølgen) is a 2015 Norwegian disaster film directed by Roar Uthaug.It was Norway's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but failed to be nominated. Drugs are taken, and Frank wakes up in the house the next morning. "[3] Collider reviewed, "...a major technical achievement that will hopefully make Hollywood reconsider the tendency to go bigger and bigger to the point of excess. They decide to sneak into the Wave rally to see what Mr. Ross has planned. The Wave, 2020. The Last Wave (also released, in the US, as Black Rain) is a 1977 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir. With Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Donald Faison, Sheila Vand. Sondre heads down to the basement with headphones to skateboard. We want to know what these students do after The Wave is dissolved. Are they scarred? Down in the bomb shelter, the water level rises, deforming the door which is blocked by heavy debris. Based on a true story. Philip, panicking to breathe, pushes Idun and Sondre underwater. There are a couple clues that she was, in fact, alive, and that the ghost of Tom actually saved her life. Menu. [15] In addition, the film was also nominated in the categories of Best Norwegian Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Music. Waves is a tense, unrelenting film. [17], The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise aimed at the performances of the cast (mostly the two protagonists), cinematography, score and visual effects. Ben has decided that he wants the students to end The Wave on their own, but he basically forces it down their throats by comparing them to Nazis: "Yes, you all would have made good Nazis […]. Outside of school, he parties with his friends and spends time with his girlfriend, Alexis Lopez, but is routinely pushed by his domineering father Ronald both physically and mentally to be better. As I already stated in my review, The 5th Wave leaves some unanswered questions wide open and this is done on purpose because the book is a trilogy. Technically, The Wave has a happy ending: the experiment ends before too much damage is done, maybe some lessons are learned, and, well, nobody dies. The Wave Critics Consensus. Peter Weir's, The Last Wave is filled with spiritual symbolism to demonstrate the tension between Australia's white man and the Aboriginal people. [2] According to him the challenge was to combine the elements of the American genre film with the reality of the situation in Norway. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. The timing was off, and the character's voices were emotionless. The Wave (2020) Synopsis. Geologist Kristian Eikjord is working his final day in the Norwegian tourist destination Geiranger before moving to Stavanger with his family, when sensors on the mountain indicate groundwater has disappeared. Idun heads back in a desperate attempt to revive him, but then accepts he has drowned. in the sense that he was always tied down to something/someone. 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