I’m not going to lie, I’m not typically a fan of disaster flicks. They’re usually so far fetched and over the top that skepticism gets in the way of enjoyment. However, The Wave sets itself apart from your characteristic disaster fare. For one, it’s set in stunning, scenic Norway. More specifically the mountain pass of Åkerneset overlooking the fjord Geiranger. Why so specific? Because it’s been predicted that there will eventually be a rockslide here that will lead to a tsunami in Geiranger. So this is a film based on what will inevitably come to pass. Terrifying.
Furthermore, The Wave is directed by Roar Uthaug, the writer and director of one the best slasher films in recent history, Cold Prey. Knowing how capable Uthaug is of delivering taut suspense and beautiful cinematography, I can’t help but get excited.
The Wave will be crashing onto VOD and American theaters on March 4th, 2016.