Summary: Surprisingly pretty good. I understand that it is based on a true story but much of it seems far fetched. The beginning starts off really well but once the family is clearly separated it looses steam. Throw in a few dumb parts with the kids and you have an above average film that falls a little flat. Still a decent feel good drama but not for me.
Summary: Features stunning imagery as well as some amazing performances from Watts and McGregor, and Tom Holland who plays the youngest son, but this is director Juan Antonio Bayona's movie. His direction makes The Impossible one of the most intense films of last year, despite a mediocre screenplay.
Excerpt: I want to start this review by saying that if you are in a time in your life where you think everything is bad have a look at this film as it will make you feel that things aren't really that bad. Definatly the feel good movie of 2012. When i originally heard via Cnn in 2004 that on Boxing day of all days, that a 30ft Tsunami had hit the asian islands i could not believe my eyes as to the catastrophe that ensumed the eastern peninsula also the death toll was nothing...
Excerpt: "It's a beautiful mystery isn't it?" Intense, moving and powerful. On Christmas Eve the Bennett family spend their vacation In Thailand. A tsunami hits and Maria Bennett (Naomi Watts) and her husband Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons Lucas (Tom Holland), Tomas and Simon get lost in the incident. It has the most horrific/authentic opening disaster sequence on-screen. The hospital was grueling as well.
Summary: If you can get past the needless and vaguely offensive Anglicization of the Spanish family whose story served as the basis for this film, this is nail-biting stuff. Easily the most heart-wrenching film of 2012.
Excerpt: The Impossible (2013) Based on a true story of a family who, while on vacation at a coastal resort in Thailand, are separated after a devastating Tsunami hits. Naomi Watts, in an Academy Award nominated role, plays Maria, the mom who has given up being a doctor to raise her family. Ewan McGregor plays the father, Henry, who, when separated from his wife and oldest boy, risks his own life to find them once again.
Summary: Unflinching drama about a real life tragedy. The approach is realistic and the effect is emotionally draining. There are many moments that I found hard to watch, both from gruesome images and heartbreaking struggle. Major credit is given to the performances and the directing. I found the tsunami scene itself to be truly frightening. There is not a single scene that didn't envoke some kind of emotional response from me.
Summary: This was quite different to what I expected from the trailer. The real break through performance is from Tom Holland the lead in this film, I had been expecting Naomi or Ewan to be in the leading role and while they were superb, Tom really carried the film. The true story is very touching, I feel the film touches on the tragedy in a powerful but sensitive way, one of my top movies for the year!
Summary: The Impossible Much like 'Titanic' there's no need for any spoilers, because you've already seen everything in the trailers. The acting was to be expected (outstanding) and the special effects were amazing. Obviously its the same as your all thinking, family, wave, seperation, disaster, stuff, ending... Suppose its a good "stay home its wet kinda movie" and I'm certain if you go with friends there'l be some great after movie converstaions from this.