The Wave

Movie • 2015 • Action  

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Although theorised, no one is really ready when a mountain pass above the scenic and narrow Geiranger fjord in Norway collapses and creates a tsunami over 300 feet high. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
This movie contains 14 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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malovela
There isn't a prominently featured dog (in fact, I don't remember seeing any dogs at all, but I might just not have noticed), and we don't see a dog die. But of course, what with a tsunami hitting a town, it must be assumed that some dogs and other animals die.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there body horror?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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malovela
Happy families only.
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malovela
No, but a qualified person's urgent and insistent warning is dismissed out of hand by his colleagues and thus goes unheeded. Not being worried themselves by the indications of unusual activity, they tell him that there are no real signs of danger - although there are - and that he's overreacting. Their responses to his explanation of why there's imminent danger are somewhat patronising, bordering on ridicule. This makes him question his own assessment and back down, agreeing to take no proper measures. But the colleagues aren't gaslighting him; they genuinely think he's wrong.
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Is a child abused?
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malovela
We see children being treated with love and attention only. (A dad leaves his children of about 6 and 16 waiting in a car for hours, but that's because he's certain that a disaster is imminent, and it's his pressing duty to help avoid casualties. He later apologises and feels bad about it.)
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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malovela
(I don't think anybody even drinks alcohol in the movie, but I'm not 100 % sure.)
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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malovela
There isn't a prominently featured horse (in fact, I don't remember seeing any horse at all), and we don't see a horse die.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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malovela
There isn't a prominently featured animal (in fact, I don't remember seeing any animals at all, but I might just not have noticed), and we don't see an animal die. But of course, what with a tsunami hitting a town, it must be assumed that some animals die.
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Are animals abused?
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almtzd
It is assumed that some animals die in the tsunami in this movie, but no animals are shown hurt, suffering, or dead.
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Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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malovela
There isn't a prominently featured cat (in fact, I don't remember seeing any cats at all, but I might just not have noticed), and we don't see a cat die. But of course, what with a tsunami hitting a town, it must be assumed that some animals die.
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Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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malovela
There isn't a prominently featured pet (in fact, I don't remember seeing any pets at all, but I might just not have noticed), and we don't see a pet die. But of course, what with a tsunami hitting a town, it must be assumed that some pets die.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Anonymous
SPOILER!
when the mom and son and trapped in the room underground and the water is getting higher the mom drowns the other man that’s with them since he’s trying to drown them bc he’s panicking. she holds him under water with her legs and he’s seen ‘lifeless’
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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almtzd
Many people drown in this movie because of a tsunami. A few are also trapped in a small room and then a small air pocket. At one point, a man tries to stay afloat by pushing another boy underneath him. The boy struggles to breathe but eventually is set free and lives. At another point, a main character must be given CPR to survive.
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Is there cannibalism?
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malovela
A man who's inside a crevice in the cliff (fell) gets hit by a large rock lavine. We don't see him crushed; we just see him swallowed up by the falling rocks and dirt. There's no way he doesn't die simply from the first large-enough rock that hits his head, so it's more like he dies from blunt or sharp force trauma, but maybe the whole thing is sort of crushing-adjacent, at least to some people.
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malovela
There's very little fire in the movie; at no point is anyone near an amount of fire that could kill them.
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PoeDameron
The other comment is incorrect as their are two people in the crevice, one man is knocked off the mountain with the landslide and presumed buried under it while the other survives.
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Is there amputation?
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almtzd
Nothing of this is shown, but many people are assumed dead from injuries during a tsunami.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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malovela
A woman is between the back end of one car and the front end of another, when one of them suddenly rolls into the other, breaking both of her legs. Okay, admittedly she manages to walk a few meters (stumblingly and with support) after being freed, so her legs MIGHT not be broken, but she screams at the moment of impact, and walking afterwards clearly causes her immense pain. I don't know; I'm very far from being an expert on bone fractures... Anyway, bones will be breaking all over the place when a tsunami hits... but we don't see any bones sticking out or limbs in "unnatural" angles, and I don't think we hear any bones break.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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almtzd
Yes. At least one man falls to his death while exploring a crevice in the mountain.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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PoeDameron
A small child is found dead on the hotel shuttle by the main character
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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malovela
More than one person put themselves in mortal danger (by running back for someone instead of fleeing the tsunami as fast a possible, and by diving into rooms completely filled with water) to save others, but no one chooses 100% certain death. Still, two people do die (drown) because they didn't save themselves instead, and one person appears dead (drowned) for a while after rescuing someone, but is resuscitated.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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almtzd
The mother and wife of a neighboring family dies during the town’s attempt to evacuate. Neither of the main characters who are parents die, though one has to be revived via CPR.
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Does someone cheat?
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malovela
We see only loving couples.
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PoeDameron
Happy to report that Julia’s bunny remains with her and intact throughout the film
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
SPOILER!
there is a moment when the father drowns basically and they do cpr and he spits a bunch of water up which kind of was triggering but it just depends on what you’re comfortable with. you can skip tho you can tell when it’s coming up
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
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malovela
No, but since many buildings and vehicles are destroyed, leaving rubble and debris all over the place, and since we see several dead bodies lying around, the movie might well be triggering anyway.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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6
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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malovela
Not before the disaster, as far as we know. Some people will definitely be traumatised BY the disaster, but we don't see that, since the movie ends very soon after the disaster is over.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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3
Yes
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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malovela
Someone panics so badly in a room filling up with water that he loses all reason and almost drowns two others by pushing them under water for no good reason. The people whom he's effectively killing have to kill him in self-defense when they can't calm him down.
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PoeDameron
3 characters are trapped in a poorly lit basement bomb shelter as it slowly fills with water during the second half of the movie
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Yes
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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Is there childbirth?
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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Are there abortions?
16 supporters
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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malovela
I didn't notice any pregnancies or babies.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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0
PoeDameron
Their aren’t any non white characters in this film
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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malovela
Very mild. A fully dressed married couple get frisky with each other, the man lifting the woman to sit on the kitchen counter; they kiss. It doesn't get hot and heavy. After a couple of moments, their teen son enters the room and says, "Not on the kitchen counter; we'll be putting food on it tomorrow", and they stop, laughing. That's all.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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3
Is there bestiality?
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Yes
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malovela
Well, people become homeless because of the tsunami, but we don't see the experience of being homeless as such. No people living on the street or the like.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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3
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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almtzd
Some people die in the tsunami, but many are saved. The main character’s family all survive.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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almtzd
Yes. Many cars are abandoned/crashed/stuck while the town tries to evacuate en mass. The crashes are not high speed. There is also a scene where a man and a woman in a car are thrown around by a tsunami.
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ciinemia
Lots of car honking in a traffic jam
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Does a plane crash?
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malovela
There are helicopters; nothing happens to them. No planes.
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almtzd
Yes. While the town is attempting to evacuate en mass, a car is abandoned and rolls backwards, pinning a woman’s leg against another car.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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6
Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
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1
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PoeDameron
Very minimal amount for a disaster movie, most of the dead have drowned and the injured main character is showed to be more bruised than anything. Most severe seen is the aftermath of a woman being impaled which is briefly shown with minimal blood.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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PoeDameron
Many accidental drownings throughout. One character is forced to drown another after he tries to do the same to her and her child
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Is there gun violence?
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