- 5 months ago
- Wedding: August 2015
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.