After seeing The Impossible, I learned why the film had this name. I quickly learned because it was “impossible” not to cry or at least tear up during this movie. The film is about a family’s vacation in Thailand and quickly are torn apart by the deadly tsunami from the Indian ocean in 2004. You could thank the acting, cinematography, and soundtrack which really pushed to turn on the “waterworks” for viewers. The little children British actor are ridiculous cute and so innocent. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts are great in the film. A few of dramatic moments are a little bit overdone, but I’m okay with it. This film was an amazing experience overall.
One topic that this film was the buzzing about that slightly bothered me was;
This film is racist.
Sure, you are entitled to your own opinion. But why so extreme, why so judgmental? Why point fingers and become enraged, why not just mourn the loss of everyone. Yes, the story was about a Spanish family. Yes, the film was made with a white British family. Yes, a lot of Thai people died, it’s horrible. I’m sorry a film, from a Spanish filmmaker did not choose to make a film based on a Thai story or family. I’m sorry, you can direct and produce that movie.
I rather enjoyed the movie and was not fixated on the fact that it was a white family and was glad I had the ability to watch this over a cheesy over done Hollywood action movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. Instead, a film that told a story. An incredible story with tragic true events. I am grateful for that.