Friday, January 18, 2013

Review Of : The Impossible

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Just watched "THE IMPOSSIBLE" a few days ago. 

Directed By Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring Naomi Watts. Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast

The real-life account of a family's horrific ordeal, vacationing at a beach resort in Thailand when the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 hit. 

Tear-jerking & heart-wrenching. 

The Impossible is truly an amazing film. Firstly, this is not a movie which shows epic apocalyptic scenes to show off the graphics. (*ahem* 2012 *ahem*) This is the true story of Maria (Naomi), Henry (Ewan) , Lucas, Thomas, & Simon. In fact, the script is written by Maria herself assisted by Sergio G. Sánche. 

I would say that this movie will be one of the good movies that will & have already touched people emotionally and possibly change their perspective on life. 

I'm really impressed & amazed on the overall flow of the story. 
The story was, I would call it "down to earth" as it focuses on the emotional aspects of the movie and the after effects of the tsunami on people. What makes it more impact-ful, is that this is a true story. 

Plot, there are scenes that will deeply "hit" the audience emotionally. Actually, almost all the scenes will "hit" the audience emotionally. 
Also, there are some scenes which are kind of 'bloody' with with bloody wounds. So, if you're bringing really young kids, beware. :P But on the good side, this makes the movie more realistic and brings the audience closer to the emotions of the characters. (Watch, and you'll get what I mean :) Although a little more in depth at the beginning of the film would suffice, but it's already good enough to make audience tear up. 

Acting, amazing. The actors/actresses did a job well done with bringing out the characters & their relationships to a deep emotional level. Not forgetting the makeup department for the great job on the wounds & etc. 

Visually, they did a job well-done. The scene where the tsunami wiped out the coastal area was so realistic as if it was shot on the day itself. 

So, if you plan on watching this movie, prepare to get tissues or something. 
All in all, it's indeed a must-watch. (:

My Rating?

Plot : 4.5/5
Storyline : 4/5
Characters*: 4.75/5 
Effects** :4.5/5
OVERALL : 8.75/10.



Small Kucing said...

not to be missed

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Small Kucing, Yeap! (:

Iriene said...

There is a few scenes that really get the audience "touched and tears will start" where Henry called home, and the siblings reunite. To me this was the best scene I have ever watched for a very long time. I truly appreciates this movie, and I learned to appreciate my love ones more :) MUST WATCH !!

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, Yeah. True. That scene really could tear people up.

JamesKYTan said...

It showed true human character. In one scene where Henry tried to borrow a hand phone from a total stranger to call home. He was refused on the account that the stranger wanted to save battery live to call home too. But in another scene he borrowed hand phone from another total stranger whose battery was low. Yet he willing lent him and asked to talk longer. This scene is touching.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)