I'm not a fan of subtitled films (the ones on my copy were very poorly translated but not rating that), but this film was an exception. For a Norwegian production, it was grand and impressive. The acting was outstanding, as were the VFX and beautiful Norwegian setting. My issue was with the writing and final cut editing; too many dragged out scenes - I mean really dragged out that the director/screenwriter should have omitted. 106 min was way too long, and with the slow pacing and dragged out scenes, the film felt like 3 hours long. The first half could have had many scenes omitted or shaved, but the last half really needed to cut down on the overly and unnecessarily dragged out elevator and top building scenes and had the pace picked up more. This film should have been no more than 75-80 mins long. That simple mistake cost this film at least 2 stars from me. Nevertheless, still a very good film, especially considering it's a Norwegian production. 7/10 from me
The Quake (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
The Quake (2018)
Skjelvet is a movie starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, and Hang Tran. In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital....
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The Synopsis for The Quake (2018) 720p
In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.
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Better than expected Norwegian film with some flawsReviewed byTheTopDawgVote: 7/10
THE QUAKE is surprisingly good. A Norwegian disaster movie and special effects extravaganza that actually understands that its characters are far more important than the spectacle of its action and effects. THE QUAKE is by all means an intense nail-biter when it comes to the action - and it is frightening to see Oslo destroyed, but the real drama in THE QUAKE comes from the main character and his struggles with the aftermath of the events that occurred in THE WAVE (yes, this is a sequel) and how that has affected his relationship to his family. It's just damn solid character development and it is at times emotionally devastating.
That THE QUAKE so successfully manages to be an emotionally engaging character drama makes the whole film so much more interesting. There's been made a countless number of disaster movies already, but so many of them fails to properly invest enough time into their own characters. Reducing them to nothing more than pawns to place the visual effects around and to be sacrificed without much thought. The fact that we're so emotionally invested in the lead character and his family gives this film a lot of stakes. We genuinely fear for them. We care about them. We want them to get out safely. It makes THE QUAKE so much more intense and entertaining to watch.
There are certain flaws present - such as minor plot points that slightly lacks some sort of resolution. This is however not a big deal, as THE QUAKE is an intense, well-shot disaster movie that manages to be emotionally engaging and beautiful in its human drama.
I really loved The Wave so was excited for this sequel. The beginning was great and believable as to what might happen to someone who experienced what this family had in The Wave. Then it descended into the ludicrous as this disaster unfolded. The effects were great but the daughter storyline got a bit silly. I still enjoyed it and was on the edge of my seat but this wasn't as good as the first. Worth watching if you can just enjoy it and suspend your disbelief.