The great-looking and exhilarating action scenes in this modern-day disaster movie set in the Norwegian capital Oslo are unfortunately not matched by the script, which feels contrived and at times forced. The film is a follow-up to Bølgen, with several of the same characters and actors, and the filmmakers places geologist Kristoffer Joner out of sorts and then – incredibly – out of luck once again. The film meanders quite a bit in order to get the characters and the premise exactly where it needs it to be before «skjelvet» (the quake) sets in. And although it doesn't necessarily take away the fun of the action, it reduces the potential quality and effect the film could have had. It's still quite riveting to see the Oslo Plaza on the verge of collapsing, but in the final third the film is also desperately in need of more locations, which most likely the budget did not open for.