Country: Norway / others
Review: “Kon-Tiki”, directed by the same duo of "Max Manus"(2008), was the most expensive Norwegian film so far. The plot consists in the voyage planned and made by Thor Heyerdahl (and five more men) in a balsa raft, from Peru to Polynesia, to prove that South Americans could have been the first inhabitants of the latter. A curious detail was that Thor, despite being a courageous sailor, didn’t know how to swim. The highest moments of “Kon-Tiki” were those filled with tension, including shark attacks, a threatening storm and the passage through the Raroia reef. Nothing here was so remarkable or that we haven’t seen before. Feelings only come around in the final scene with a touching letter from Thor’s wife, while the soundtrack reinforced the sense of heroism, in a super-budget film that failed a prominence place among cinematic odysseys.