A powerful explosion drags a huge oil platform to the bottom of the North Sea overnight. After discovering the cause of the disaster, a team of scientists realizes that this was only the beginning. The largest underwater fissure in history threatens to bring down dozens of platforms in the area and hit the entire coastline. An evacuation is announced, but a small rescue mission is sent to the epicenter of the accident to rescue a hero stuck there. They do not yet know that the resulting oil slick is about to catch fire, and they will have to make their way across the vast, blazing sea.
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I think few would argue that disaster movies have always been a rare phenomenon in the world of cinema. Especially if we’re talking about big-budget and studio blockbusters, rather than B movies with a modest budget, cheap visual effects and an emphasis on TV or dvd. In recent years, however, the genre has begun to show some signs of life. Paul Anderson directed “Pompeii”, Brad Payton directed “San Andreas Fault”, Dean Devlin created “Geostorm” and the genre veteran Roland Emmerich recently showed the world “Falling Moon”. Norwegian filmmakers were not left out. Another addition to the ranks of Roar Uthaug’s The Wave, Jon Andreas Andersen’s The Rift, and Paul Oje’s The Tunnel, was Jon Andreas Andersen’s The Blazing Sea.
A powerful explosion drags a huge oil platform to the bottom of the North Sea overnight. After discovering the cause of the disaster, a team of scientists realizes that this was just the beginning. The biggest submarine fissure in history threatens to bring down dozens of platforms in the area and hit the entire coast. An evacuation is announced, but a small rescue mission is sent to the epicenter of the accident to rescue the stranded hero there.
Similarly to the three disaster films mentioned above, the writers of this tape put as much emphasis as possible on the local rather than the global story. Much more screen time was given to the main character’s personal drama and her attempts to save her fiancÃ©, and then to the attempts of the country and company leaders to do something about the impending disaster. The main character’s personal drama itself is as simple and perhaps even formulaic as possible within the genre. Moreover, it is worth admitting that, having such an interesting material in hand, the authors of this film could not squeeze the maximum possible out of it. Nevertheless, it is impossible to call the story uninteresting and it looks quite decent within the genre.
The same can be said about the direction by Jon Andreas Andersen. The picture certainly boasts a spectacular picture with more than decent visual effects. However, there is much less spectacle in this film than it was possible with the available material. As a drama, the picture shows itself much better. But as stated above, it does not show anything special on the screen and at the expense of this is unlikely to take a place in the list of the best representatives of the genre.
To the acting team can not complain. All the actors, without exception, showed themselves decently on the screen and it is really pleasant and interesting to watch them. Especially for Christine Quyat Thorpe, who not only pleases with an excellent acting, but also with an attractive appearance.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (61.9 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Norwegian: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Norwegian: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Plus with Dolby Atmos 5.1
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1