Reviews

  • Sep 15, 2021

    Boring, boring, boring!!!!!!

    Boring, boring, boring!!!!!!

  • Aug 22, 2021

    This movie was chosen on the basis of a high Rotten Tomato rating (usually a good indicator) and I have no idea how it managed to receive such acclaim. Yes, the cinematography is good and production values relatively high but that's about it. None of the child actors appear to have much in the way of acting ability whilst the adults bite the bullet and go through the motions. The direction is ok in places but it just seems cobbled together. An attempt to generate realism with the camerawork simply ends up looking like the tripods were broken and it becomes irritating rather than dramatic. With all things said, this could have been so much better. Overall this is not a good movie, it's not bad, simply not good.

    This movie was chosen on the basis of a high Rotten Tomato rating (usually a good indicator) and I have no idea how it managed to receive such acclaim. Yes, the cinematography is good and production values relatively high but that's about it. None of the child actors appear to have much in the way of acting ability whilst the adults bite the bullet and go through the motions. The direction is ok in places but it just seems cobbled together. An attempt to generate realism with the camerawork simply ends up looking like the tripods were broken and it becomes irritating rather than dramatic. With all things said, this could have been so much better. Overall this is not a good movie, it's not bad, simply not good.

  • Aug 17, 2021

    The revisionist movie of the 2004's tsunami in Tailandia offered more than the cliche of the films with the same premise. Naomi Watts was awesome. 7/10

    The revisionist movie of the 2004's tsunami in Tailandia offered more than the cliche of the films with the same premise. Naomi Watts was awesome. 7/10

  • Jul 18, 2021

    Very good movie with strong acting. The movie shows the tragedy of natural disasters well, as well as the will to survive for your loved ones!

    Very good movie with strong acting. The movie shows the tragedy of natural disasters well, as well as the will to survive for your loved ones!

  • Jul 13, 2021

    Very sad and depressing but good and good cast and if you seen other sad films this won't be hard to watch

    Very sad and depressing but good and good cast and if you seen other sad films this won't be hard to watch

  • Jul 04, 2021

    Love this movie so much, always cry.

    Love this movie so much, always cry.

  • Jun 30, 2021

    An inspiring survival story, combined with Bayona's direction, Belón and Sánchez's script, the performances of the cast, Velázquez's score, Faura's cinematography, Vilaplana and Ruiz's editing, Caballero's production design, Revuelta's set decoration, costume design by Bingemann, Hall and Reyes, action sequences, sound design and visual effects, The Impossible brings back to life one of the most shocking tsunamic tragedies the world ever bore witness to through the viewpoint of one family destined to reunite!!!

    An inspiring survival story, combined with Bayona's direction, Belón and Sánchez's script, the performances of the cast, Velázquez's score, Faura's cinematography, Vilaplana and Ruiz's editing, Caballero's production design, Revuelta's set decoration, costume design by Bingemann, Hall and Reyes, action sequences, sound design and visual effects, The Impossible brings back to life one of the most shocking tsunamic tragedies the world ever bore witness to through the viewpoint of one family destined to reunite!!!

  • Jun 21, 2021

    Fantastic direction and solid performances elevate this film beyond most disaster movies. It's not really fair to compare it to most disaster movies, actually. It's a quality drama/survival film.

    Fantastic direction and solid performances elevate this film beyond most disaster movies. It's not really fair to compare it to most disaster movies, actually. It's a quality drama/survival film.

  • Jun 15, 2021

    The Impossible is a true story about a family that survived the 2004 southeast Asia tsunami, but the actual family was Spanish. Hollywood, of course, decided to make them white, with two unrealistically good-looking movie stars as the parents (and the director is Spanish!). The family is staying in an ultra-expensive resort when the tsunami hits. The special effects are, of course, spectacular. The family is split up in the flood water, and the rest of the film is about them trying to find each other among the masses of dead and injured bodies. Through a series of ridiculous coincidences, they finally reunite. 230,000 people died in the disaster. The vast majority were not-so-prosperous Asians. The movie has little to say about them. It's all supposed to be very inspiring and heartwarming, watching the family go through their travails, but seeing Naomi Watts covered in fake blood, cuts, and bruises doesn't exactly drive home the horror of what actually happened. This film would have been so much better if the protagonists were rescue workers and medical personnel, and we could have seen a variety of stories about the injured and maimed of all nationalities who were treated and helped. Instead, the entire focus is on a privileged white family. Give me a break. I'm tired of Hollywood turning real life disasters and mass death into white entertainment. SIDE NOTE: Shortly after the tsunami, as southeast Asia was in tatters and thousands were dead or dying, the most expensive presidential inaugural ball in history took place in Washington, D.C. to celebrate George W. Bush's re-election. It cost $40 million. Can anybody say "Masque of the Red Death?" Yes, the U.S. contributed lot of money to the tsunami relief, but maybe they could have canceled or at least postponed the inaugural ball and thrown in another $40 mil. I know that I sound like a Marxist. So be it.

    The Impossible is a true story about a family that survived the 2004 southeast Asia tsunami, but the actual family was Spanish. Hollywood, of course, decided to make them white, with two unrealistically good-looking movie stars as the parents (and the director is Spanish!). The family is staying in an ultra-expensive resort when the tsunami hits. The special effects are, of course, spectacular. The family is split up in the flood water, and the rest of the film is about them trying to find each other among the masses of dead and injured bodies. Through a series of ridiculous coincidences, they finally reunite. 230,000 people died in the disaster. The vast majority were not-so-prosperous Asians. The movie has little to say about them. It's all supposed to be very inspiring and heartwarming, watching the family go through their travails, but seeing Naomi Watts covered in fake blood, cuts, and bruises doesn't exactly drive home the horror of what actually happened. This film would have been so much better if the protagonists were rescue workers and medical personnel, and we could have seen a variety of stories about the injured and maimed of all nationalities who were treated and helped. Instead, the entire focus is on a privileged white family. Give me a break. I'm tired of Hollywood turning real life disasters and mass death into white entertainment. SIDE NOTE: Shortly after the tsunami, as southeast Asia was in tatters and thousands were dead or dying, the most expensive presidential inaugural ball in history took place in Washington, D.C. to celebrate George W. Bush's re-election. It cost $40 million. Can anybody say "Masque of the Red Death?" Yes, the U.S. contributed lot of money to the tsunami relief, but maybe they could have canceled or at least postponed the inaugural ball and thrown in another $40 mil. I know that I sound like a Marxist. So be it.

  • Jun 11, 2021

    There were some parts that felt a little out of place, but all in all the movie was very solid.

    There were some parts that felt a little out of place, but all in all the movie was very solid.