The Trip ( I onde dager): Movie Review

We felt like there was a slight disconnect with "The Trip". It probably was cultural in nature but this was more serious than comedic than what we expected from the get-go. But there's no denying that if you're looking for a bloody-disgusting time, then "The Trip" will satiate your darkest and goriest desires in more ways than one.
Husband and wife Lars (Aksel Hennie) and Lisa (Noomie Rapace) are going on a weekend trip to relax, to unwind, and to kill each other. But before they can fully carry out their individual dirty deeds, unexpected visitors arrive in their remote cabin. Can the two mend their relationship and work together to survive?
"The Trip" is the kind of movie that you really need to accept for what its "trip" is. You have to fully immerse with its world, silliness, and quirkiness for it to fully show its beauty as a dark comedy. For us though, this was a real challenge as most jokes just felt flat and monotoned. We really couldn't say if this was the film's fault, the English dubbing, or just being lost in translation. For those expecting all out laughs then you should temper your expectations towards the film. The biggest surprise for us was the film's production and cinematography. It had its look, feel, and set pieces in check, the choreography was fun, and the overall vibe of the film was definitely unique. but it's no "Fargo". On the acting front, we loved the cast especially Atle Antonsen as the creepy and relentless Petter. Overall, "The Trip" was a trip for sure. It was undeniably fun even with its heavy limitations as a dark comedy.
Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- awesome looking kills and gore

Why you shoulnd't watch it:
- the story was quirky but generic and predictable

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