Tunnelen (2019) is not a procedural drama or an action disaster movie. It's not even something in-between, but rather something completely different. It starts very slow introducing 450 characters 90% of which are not important for the story and they don't even do anything. We have all the social justice tokens in there: weird transgendered being, strong trucker-woman, a white male who is abusive towards his son, and more. Also, the dialogue was very bizarre and I'm not sure if it was intentional or it was the dubs fault. At some point, something happens in the tunnel and we see all the services and all the people trying to solve the problem and to get the people inside to safety. But no, not really. Nobody seems to do anything in this film besides our main heroes, who ignore the orders and just save some people. Everybody else is ordered not to do anything and wait for the people to choke to death, even though you can enter the tunnel and rescue the people with masks as they do. Approaching the 3rd act, the film starts building up so many weird choices and twists it makes you wonder why such an empty film would have this much useless complications in it. To be fair, there was some sort of a main story about a family, and while it was poorly executed, I still acknowledge its existence. It could have been improved, but the film decided to waste more time on useless stereotypes instead. Either you love procedural dramas about responsible people handling the situation, or Hollywood-like action disaster films about claustrophobic environments like Daylight (1996), you will not enjoy this film and I cannot recommend it to you.
Drama / Thriller
Drama / Thriller
When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.
September 26, 2020