Casualties of the 2004 tsunami in South East Asia: 130,736 Indonesians. 35,322 Skri Lankans. 12,405 Indians, 5235 Thai. This is the story of a single British family who survived the catastrophe. White privilege - Zurich Insurance et al. - wins again.
Brilliantly realised disaster pic from the director of El Orfanato. The Impossible has all the trademark suspense, dread and creep of the former but does feel a little too emotionally manipulative in several sections; in particular the drawn-out ending. Solid performances from the main cast strengthen an ambitious and suspense-filled human epic that is also quite an enjoyable watch. 3.5 stars
Aqui, Bayona filma o melhor e o pior de dois mundos. Claramente, o tsunami exterior (e também o interior) que a tudo inunda: O documento subserviente à ficção, o cataclismo tecido a força do desastre, filmado sem nenhum truque, e portanto brecha. E, depois, o turbilhão da tragédia, afogado nos fatos, no choque (em ambos os lados da tela) e na emoção superinflada de encontros e desencontros.
Harrowing true story about a family on vacation in Indonesia who is separated by the 2004 tsunami that claimed the lives of countless thousands. A bit schematic at times, but incredibly well made, with some tremendous performances, especially by Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and young newcomer Tom Holland. The opening tsunami sequence is one of the year's most stunning scenes
The tsunami scenes are devastating and terrifying. I'm really impressed with how the filmmaker pulled that off. The plot is however very thin but the acting is for the most part really good. Some scenes offer up some genuine heartbreak but everything felt very slight for me once the movie had finished. Nothing really stayed with me or made me think about the movie afterwards.