It starts out really well and exciting with prelude to the German fleet invasion of oslo, and how the small fortress in the middle of the fjord,is preparing to open fire on the unknown invaders.(they didn't know it was the Germans.They only knew that they came in dark with no light and possibly hostile intention.) The sad part is they have only focused on the battle cruiser Blucher while in reality there were at least 14 ships all in all.But hey focus solemnly on the one that they managed to sink. Even in the bigger picture they should've taken the time to make up the rest of the fleet on cgi
From there on out the real story about the kings escape start. I like that they show how fumbling and spineless, the Left-wing government was.Since that is something they worked very hard to cover up in the aftermath of 1945. The king, is mostly portrayed as a spineless half senile indecisive king,who's fond of children.And With blind faith in the sitting left-wing government,and their ability to negotiate with the Germans
While he son has more back bone and has realized, that the government has failed and can't really negotiate anything,simply because the Germans has no need for them.
The biggest problem I have with the movie, is that there is so much stuff that should've ended on the cutting room floor. There are several scenes of the King playing with his children. I am sure he was an excellent grandpa, but we don't need to know it.And it also break the tension that they have built up.
They also fail to communicate how much chaoes and panich it was,and why it was so important for the king to escape.They have been more occupied with showing the escape, than explaining the reason behind it.
he norwegians also need to learn proper camera work. In the only scene where there are fighting between the Germans and Norwegians they manage to put a three right in the middle of the picture. Also they focus on the wrong people. In the same skirmish they have a lot of focus on a wet behind the ears boy,who don't really have any significance to the story.A side from being involved in the fights.
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