TIFF 2015 – “Trapped”


A Writing Craft Review of the  screenplay written by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen for “Trapped”
                                                                                          directed by  Baltasar Kormákur

(These are snap judgements devoid of plot summaries and prone to spoilers)                                                                 rating 2 out of 5

As the pilot for a TV series “Trapped” is OK. Thought the show appears to be a back-country police procedural with standard family issues thrown in to create the illusion of reality nothing is particularly compelling but the crime plot(s). Pluses include ordinary looking actors and an unusual locale in Iceland. Stories coming out of the Northern latitudes these days seem to have an ongoing competition about who can create the weirdest and most gruesome corpses before freezing it to a conforming shade of ice blue.