The Unthinkable

audience Reviews

, 54% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    The Unthinkable (Den blomsterdid nu kommer) is a low-budget, Swedish action/disaster film following the character Alex and his estranged father Björn who are forced to reconnect when the country falls under attack from an unknown entity. This is really not the film the poster or the brief synopsis on Prime make it out to be but I guess they market it that way to try and entice more viewers. I'd advise that you do not go into this film expecting a typical action or disaster film as it's anything but. For the most part, the film is really well shot and manages to generate a very atmospheric and moody tone complete with a great ambient score. The action set-pieces that do exist in the film are executed well and the effects are very good especially considering the budget the filmmakers had to work with. As a side effect of the low budget and alluded to above, the film focusses mostly on the behaviour and reactions of the people caught up in the middle of all the confusion as opposed to the action itself - we mostly hear about things rather than witness them ourselves. It's a very human and personalised approach to the disaster genre, much like films like Cloverfield or Godzilla (2014). The pace only really starts to pick up around the halfway mark and the first half of the film is so painfully slow that it will likely turn away impatient viewers or those who were expecting something different. Really, this film could do with being about twenty minutes shorter (probably taken out of the first hour) to help with the pacing but the second half of the film and especially the ending is excellent.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Much of the beginning of the movie is watching people in dire need of therapy interact with their equally dysfunctional loved ones. If you enjoy angst, the first half will not disappoint. Around midway turns into a disaster movie and that's where it becomes interesting. They say to tell a good story, you need to create interesting characters and then make them suffer. Well, they got half of it right. I'll let you decide which half. Seriously, skip to the middle if you want action.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Really well done slow burn that avoids predictability.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    About the only good things were the action scenes and effects and the surround sound. All of the main characters were selfish and deceptive people. Cheesy and melodramatic silly ending. There were too many unbelievable coincidences and people magically avoiding danger. Unrealistic premise of the nation being caught completely by surprise. Ugh.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Very good with great characters. But the ending made the story more about the boy than the other plotline of the attack on Sweden. I hope there's another story to be told about that.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    A very poor job of mixing high adventure and caring about the relationships . Way too many coincidences with past relationships merging in the story constant,y. The acting was poor as well,
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Ejoyable but with lacklustre story and boring characters. The film's strong point is its visuals. Many shots invoke strong emotions even when they seemingly have no meaning. Unless you are really interested in its premise, this is a movie to skip. However, the cinematography proves there is at least some talent in the team.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    The most I could stand watching this damn film was 40 minutes. Critics found the film amazing. This world is really upside down. This new generation of critics are definitely spoiled and like any kind of crap, as long as there is some human conflict, no matter how bad the story is and no matter how boring or monotone the movie is.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic film on a small budget. Beautifully complicatedly simple. Highly recommended
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    THIS MOVIE SUUUUCKS! WORST MOVIE I EVER SEEN, COULD BARLEY WATCH IT! HAVE TO TURN THIS SHIIIT OFF! WTF