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.
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Thoughts: Director J.A. Bayona brought a beautiful touch to the Spanish chiller The Orphanage and with The Impossible it looks like his sensitive handling of difficult material wasn’t just a flash in the pan. While some may argue that a story about an affluent vacationing white family and their struggle to survive the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia may be shortchanging the story of thousands of native people I think it’s worthwhile to look at the story being told. It seems to have a universal voice concerning survival and an overall message of cultures bonding together to hold on. I think the trailer is a bit too revealing so view it at your own risk – though the visuals are chilling to behold and the subject matter melancholy I’m betting Bayona has kept several turns secret.