Post # 1
Currently off work with a prolapsed disc, so making my way through the whole of Netflix (I’m committed like that).
Has anyone seen 22 July yet?
If you haven’t, *warning* it’s harrowing; I’m made of pretty tough stuff and I had to watch it in a couple of sittings because I just got too overwhelmed. It’s based on a true story from one of the victims of the Norwegian/ Oslo terror attacks in 2011.
If you have seen it, what did you think?
I’m not hugely into films, so excuse my crude critique. I found the terror scenes themselves so immersive and horrifyingly uncomfortable, as if I was there. I think that was done “well” for need of a better term.
One aspect I didn’t enjoy, was the way Breivik was portrayed; too “dramatised” and he was molded into the classic baddy with rambling monologues and sinister smiles. I don’t know how it could have been done differently, but it’s just so difficult when it’s a true event to not overdo insensitively.
Either way, it’s one of those films that’s going to stay with me for a long time.
Post # 2
No, but I have seen this advertised and I really want to watch it! I was going to watch it last night but after work I just wasn’t in the mood for something quite so heavy.
I’m interested to see what other bees thought of it though.
Post # 3
zzar45 : it is worth a watch, but definitely very heavy. Let me know how you find it when you do watch
Post # 4
I saw this on Netflix the other day but I don’t think I will watch it now. That happened on our wedding day. I remember waking up the next morning, turning on the TV, seeing about this and that Amy Winehouse had died and decided to just ignore news for the rest of the day.
Post # 5
Twizbe : I remember being so stunned when it happened. I’m not surprised you chose not to watch the news that day. I did enjoy watching it (enjoy is probably the wrong word), but wish I’d been in a better frame of mind before I watched it
Post # 6
I haven’t yet either but i plan on watching it though bc it sounds like a good one!