Guido's Review of The Impossible
The Impossible is one of this year's best movies...enough said. To begin with, I'd recommend knowing where are you heading for when watching this movie. I mean, this movie is a must, but it's also one of the most intense experiences I've ever lived. This movie demands to be seen on a cinema. A good cinema, with powerful speakers and a big screen to really get into the movie. For example, on the first 3 or 4 minutes of the movie, the screen is dark and you only can hear a horrifying sound that will knock your socks off. And the tsunami stuff hasn't happened yet. When it happens, you will watch one of the most detailed disaster productions Hollywood ever made. It's incredibly filmed, and beautifully filmed (Director J.A Bayona shines in this movie). The performances are amazing, from the fearless Naomi Watts to the young but talented Tom Holland. The only bad thing of the movie was the constant emotional manipulation. The story (A family holiday gets interrupted by one of the worst natural disasters in history, and a family of 5 do the impossible as they reunite after that awful catastrophe) aims to be one of those "emotional genre" movies, where you know you'll cry like a little b****. Well, that may be the first 200 times. The other 500 times it gets kind of lame, and all that emotional stuff seem like a joke. Don't get me wrong, I cried, but then it got repetitive, and it didn't gave me the buzz. It's sad that the movie wasn't recognized more by the academy. The performances, the direction, the movie itself it's awesome. Naomi Watts is not enough to justify what a brilliant and exhilarating experience it is. Go see this movie and you'll see what I am talking about.