The Norwegian disaster thriller “The Burning Sea” may be gloomier and more character-driven than American genre nuts may be used to, but it’s still generic and therefore familiar enough to be satisfying. If anything, the makers of “The Burning Sea” (some of whom helped to make both “The Quake” and “The Wave”) don’t do enough to distinguish their ticking clock plot—a makeshift consortium of scientists, politicians, and oil rig workers must team-up to prevent a seismic catastrophe following the collapse of a Norwegian oil rig—except by making their story smaller and more focused than most other movies of this type.The Burning Sea 2021 Full Movie Download
The film has a couple of impressive scenes of apocalyptic computer-generated (CG) mayhem following the discovery of a potentially enormous crack in the North Sea’s floor. Not enough, but some. There’s also some tense moments of rising action, mostly concerning no-nonsense submarine expert Sofia (Kristine Kujath Thorp) and her journey to reunite with her self-sacrificing oil rig worker love interest Stian (Henrik Bjelland), who inevitably risks his life in order to save many others. The main thing holding “The Burning Sea” back from being more than an acquired taste is also what makes it satisfying as such: these characters never really go anywhere or do anything unexpected.
“The Burning Sea” starts and finishes with a preachy but studiously inoffensive bookend sequence featuring chilly oil rig rep William Lie (Bjørn Floberg), who tells viewers—on-camera, as if he were the subject of a talking head documentary—about Norway’s complicated history with offshore drilling. There’s regret in Lie’s spiel, despite his pointed refusal to complain too bitterly (or specifically) about who’s to blame.At the same time, Lie’s a company man and an emergency manager, so he’s inevitably got to remind Sofia and her chummy co-worker Arthur (Rolf Kristian Larsen) that they both signed non-disclosure agreements.