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Old 08-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default The Impossible (from the director of The Orphanage, starring Watts & McGregor)

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Synopsis:
An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.


Director:
Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage)

Writer:
Sergio G. Sánchez (The Orphanage)

Stars:
Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr., King Kong, The Ring)
Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Revenge of the Sith, Big Fish)




Release Date:
December 21, 2012 (USA)
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Reminds me very much of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, even the trailer with the U2 music. But I was one of only eight people in the world that liked that film.

Trailer probably gave too much away, I would advise not watching it. I know I won't watch anything more until I see it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #3
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Would anyone survive being that close to the Tsunami?
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Would anyone survive being that close to the Tsunami?
Apparently yes.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Man, that trailer was lacking sentimental, it needed to be more sentimental
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Would anyone survive being that close to the Tsunami?
It is possible. A lot more to do with luck I am sure but it's possible.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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Saw this last week.

At the end of the day, it's a very well made disaster movie - and, luckily, I have a sweet spot for disaster movies.

Positives: acting is superb and beautifully shot. Watts is a powerhouse.

Negatives: A bit too white, considering it's an event that happened in the Asia Pacific region. Then again, if the film only wanted to focus on this family's struggle in a disaster region where faces they see are different than their own, then I guess it did it's job.

Will definitely watch again.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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Saw this last week.

At the end of the day, it's a very well made disaster movie - and, luckily, I have a sweet spot for disaster movies.

Positives: acting is superb and beautifully shot. Watts is a powerhouse.

Negatives: A bit too white, considering it's an event that happened in the Asia Pacific region. Then again, if the film only wanted to focus on this family's struggle in a disaster region where faces they see are different than their own, then I guess it did it's job.

Will definitely watch again.
Nice, I have heard great things about it, looking forward to the NZ release date.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:56 AM   #9
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Saw a screening of this at Skywalker Ranch a few months back. One of my favorite movies for sound design/editorial this year. The clarity of the mix really brought it to life and is extremely detailed. Would certainly recommend checking it out.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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Here's the newer trailer for it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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saw it new years day.

thought it was very good, some great perfomances. Quite emotional.

not sure if Id want to own it, I cant see me sitting down to watch it very often.

People should check it ouf if they get the chance .
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #12
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Trailer probably gave too much away, I would advise not watching it. I know I won't watch anything more until I see it.

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Negatives: A bit too white, considering it's an event that happened in the Asia Pacific region. Then again, if the film only wanted to focus on this family's struggle in a disaster region where faces they see are different than their own, then I guess it did it's job.
It's based on a family that actually did survive a real tsunami.
Remember the earthquake in 2004 that spawned massive waves and killed up to 300.000 people in that region?
This movie is based on one of the surviving families adventure.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #13
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It's based on a family that actually did survive a real tsunami.
Remember the earthquake in 2004 that spawned massive waves and killed up to 300.000 people in that region?
This movie is based on one of the surviving families adventure.
exactly its a true story ! maybe he should watch the film rather than go by the trailer!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #14
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It's based on a family that actually did survive a real tsunami.
Remember the earthquake in 2004 that spawned massive waves and killed up to 300.000 people in that region?
This movie is based on one of the surviving families adventure.
Not sure if "adventure" is the right word there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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Not sure if "adventure" is the right word there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #16
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Not sure if "adventure" is the right word there.
Survival is adventure.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #17
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Saw it this weekend-it is incredibly powerful. Watts was really amazing and McGregor gives his best performance. The young man who plays the oldest son was good, reminded me of Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun. I really hope it gets some Oscar love this week.
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SAW yesterday and in my opinion is a great movie
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Very powerful and moving storyline. It is a disaster movie but something felt different about this film. I guess it is the fact that unlike many disaster films this one was based on a true story and therefore the emotions displayed had more of an impact on the overall storyline and meaning of the film. The acting was great and the special effects and cinematography really made you feel like you were experiencing the event.
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Very powerful and moving storyline. It is a disaster movie but something felt different about this film. I guess it is the fact that unlike many disaster films this one was based on a true story and therefore the emotions displayed had more of an impact on the overall storyline and meaning of the film. The acting was great and the special effects and cinematography really made you feel like you were experiencing the event.
That and it also didn't sugarcoat how gruesome a disaster can be like most other disaster movies.
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