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Entertaining, & Strange in a good way, Red Bull on film.
on April 12, 2011
3 Stars could be 4 stars in a way..
When my Swedish friends come over and look through my extensive Swedish film collection (other then the Millennium Trilogy) they ALWAYS pick Storm over great films such as Together and my Ingmar Bergman collections.
Lets be clear, no one ever gets bored with Storm, no one ever falls asleep watching storm.
This an an Entertaining unpredictable ride from open to close.
The opening scene is far different from 90% of the film.
Once the pilot lifts off, then once we kick in and are up to our cruising altitude and flying speed; this ride is a fun one. I failed to mention that we are not flying in a Being 747, but we are in an Air Force F-14 and this is a thrill ride, not a relaxing trip from LAX to JFK, this is a flight over Iraq during Desert Storm.
Storm is a Swedish mainstream type of film with slick production quality. Storm was made with excellent clarity of film, Hollywood level continuity in lighting and crisp top grade professional sound. The special effects seem a half a step behind top Hollywood effects (to me).
Storm is so different from most movies we will see. The story/journey really has many, many twists and turns, and did I say its strange!
Every Swedish friend enjoys the heck out of this. They take it for what its worth. We know its no Oscar caliber movie.
Yet we somewhat wonder about the box and everyone has a different perception of the point of this movie.. It makes us consider our Karma for sure.
Its nice to see a Swedish movie with excitement, carrying the edginess of a thriller. Storm is full of unpredictable action. It is a great "escape the day" kind of movie with a red bull like kick!
Ultimately its 3 stars in my snobby movie rating system because it is a mainstream kind of action, thriller with mainstream kind of dialogue.
Still, I give it 4 Stars for being different and entertaining.