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Today let’s talk about the 2021 Action Comedy The Trip (original title I onde dager), staring Noomi Rapace and Aksel Hennie and directed by Tommy Wirkola.
Lisa (played by Noomi Rapace) is a Swedish actress married to the Norwegian director Lars (played by Aksel Hennie). The couple is having problems with their careers, finances, and marriage, so they decide to take some time in their cabin in the mountains.
However, none of them intend to mend the relationship. Instead, both are secretly planning to kill the partner in this remote location. But the cabin has more for them to worry about than each other.
This video was supposed to be uploaded last week while that Nun remake was supposed to be uploaded earlier the same week. I could not do it because of the unbearable heat. And that’s why this review will be short, as well.
So, let’s move on.
The Trip is an awesome movie in many respects. The story is really creative and well-executed, and the most remarkable aspect, personally, was how funny the movie was. It was very funny!
I know this static face doesn’t inspire much reliability to say something is funny, but I swear it was. I laughed a lot during the movie.
All the action scenes were also really fun. In general, it’s a really fun movie to watch. There was a moment in the movie that things become way too dark, to a point that got me a little uncomfortable, even, but besides that, it was all really fun.
Much of the story is about the relationship of this couple, and I love the way it was dealt with.
So, we got this very ludicrous premise, but through their conversations, while they’re pretending to mend the relationship, we can see glimpses of the beginning, when things were good when they fell in love with each other.
I love to see that instead of showing this through lazy flashbacks they were able to show it through their dialogues. and I felt sorry for how sour their relationship went.
A lot of this empathy I felt towards the characters was thanks to how well-made they were. Both of the main characters feel like real people, they have real personalities, they are not just some generic templates inserted into the story.
It also helps that the performances are outstanding. In general, it’s a really well-acted movie. The three thugs are also unique characters, full of personality. The psychopath Petter (played by Atle Antonsen), pervert Dave (played by Christian Rubeck), and the nazi Roy (played by André Eriksen).
I love that they made the nazi character the dumb one and the actors’ performances are quite good.
As usual in Norwegian movies and series, this film looks absolutely gorgeous, and I’m not even talking just about nature. The little cabin, their house, the road, everything looks flawless!
I think the least good-looking place is the asylum in which Lars’s father (played by Nils Ole Oftebro) is in.
Another thing that looks good (and I mean technically, not actually) is the gore. I already talked about how the action scenes are really fun to watch, and the gore is a fundamental part of it.
Well-made and entertaining. And I would say even satisfying, considering the situation.
Talking about satisfying, I quite liked the ending. I think it was a very fine ending. After all the bloodshed in the climax, the light-hearted ending was fit.
The Trip or I onde dager was an excellent and very fun experience, and I would recommend that you go watch it. I’ll give The Trip 8 Moons!
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