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  • 1. ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:46 PM Like 208k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG HUNGRYGOWHERE SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good See what your friends are reading Most Popular Ah Boys To Men: Part 2 - inSing.com... ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good Journey To The West - inSing.com Movies by Wang Dexian Ah Boys To Men: Part 1 - inSing.com... inSing.com - 17 January 2013 9:00 AM A Good Day To Die Hard - inSing.com... Ah Boys to Men Part 2: A perfect... Tweet 2 Like 20 people like this. Be the first of your friends. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Given Name Family Name Email Address Movie details | Watch trailer | Photo gallery | Buy tickets Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Disaster movies are tough. The act of putting a natural disaster onto screen that results in destruction and the apparent deaths of hundreds can often churn out amazing looking images, although many will feel a little emotionally manipulated by films like these. Its definitely a thin line that filmmakers have to walk when tackling this particular genre. ‘The Experts Impossible’ has a further caveat: being a true event, theres an added need and emphasis for the Food Shopping Movies movie to be a tasteful representation of the events and not be yet another exploitative tearjerker. Beckii Dr Leslie Tay EvelynCOnline Bagaholicboy Movie Lover CinemaChen All things considered, ‘The Impossible’ successfully navigates the thin tight rope that it has had to ‘The Delicacy’: The Prince Coffee All 5 best French bistros Bagaholicboy:stop- Unknown: A tale of Unforgettable House in delectable... Singapore turns Things films twists and Hainanese- motion Fun,... Old school work with and more. As we already know of the terrible events that happened, the film opens with a Western ‘ParaNorman’ in When sweet treats Beach Win one delights atcome So many French hot A complicated thriller Besides of these bistros terrible sense of dread as we see the Belon family (changed from a Spanish family in real life to Road in unlikely are Neeson. town - hereLiamthe designer numbers! 5 headed other stop-motion here arebypackages. best spots films that give CG... British, but it isnt emphasised nor does it really matter) celebrating Christmas. When the tsunami finally hits, its literally Gods fury unleashed right onto what you see on screen itself.http://movies.insing.com/feature/the-impossible-movie-review/id-906a3f00 Page 1 of 4
  • 2. ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:46 PM Director Juan Antonio Bayona and his team do a professional job, with excellent cinematography, mostly mobile work capturing Mother Natures fury at its very most terrifying. The tsunami sequence is legitimately one of the most organically scariest things we’ve seen in a theatre and the excellent camerawork is accentuated by fantastic special effects in terms of the set and sound Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... design. The set work really shines through post-tsunami, with a depressingly authentic looking Khao Lak island completely captured on film, right down to various hospitals and camps. Featured Series Movie Reviews Movie Reviews ‘Upside Down’: Is... ‘Parker’: A bloody... Food Shopping Critics Reviews New Arrivals Interviews Tech Weekly New Opening Contests and Giveaways What’s New Movies Events Trailer Feature Fun For Free Movie Feature Preview Guide Movie Reviews Contests Interviews Announcement Weekend Guide Art and Performing... ‘The Impossible’ trailer Search for feature articles The chaotic sound design of water and debris colliding, which is highlighted with bouts of silence that lend so much to the movie, should be commended. Bayona goes all the way with the authenticity and he obviously respects the audience too much to give a fluffy toned down version. The injuries sustained by Naomi Watts character are pretty gruesome to watch and may even fall into the “gore” category for some people -- just a heads up. Nevertheless, its admirable for Bayona to not compromise on the authenticity of what the victims went through then. Where the movie truly hangs its hat on is the strength of the acting and performances from its cast. Naomi Watts has earned an Academy Award nomination for the Best Actress category and boy, is it well deserved. Watts is a tour de force here, putting on a physically commanding yet vulnerable performance as a woman who just barely survives the tsunami. Its heart wrenching to watch and Watts never feels insincere or fake like a fictional character would. Many of her scenes happen together with Tom Holland, who plays Lucas. Holland has a stand out performance as Watts 12-year-old son, who learns from Watts to become more selfless and also becomes her equal -- the two of them taking turns to be the protector of each other.http://movies.insing.com/feature/the-impossible-movie-review/id-906a3f00 Page 2 of 4
  • 3. ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:46 PM Ewan McGregor in The Impossible Ewan McGregor doesnt phone it in either; the image of him all cut up with blood and still looking for his wife and kid in a shattered wasteland will haunt us for the rest of the year -- a performance full of courage in trying to hold back the inevitable thoughts and feelings of futility and distraught. A particular favourite scene is McGregor breaking down from just a phone call. Its almost magical to see. The direction from Bayona is great and balanced, theres no one sided “everything is going to be alright” type of direction from him, as we see multiple instances of both selflessness and selfishness, both important facets of humanity in such a time, occur multiple times in the movie. The movie isnt just realistic in its technical approach, but you could really argue that it’s a very realistic portrayal of the emotions that people face in such situations as well. Some may argue that the screenplay isnt anything to write about, but we’d disagree. With wonderful acting and direction, as well as the giant sized shadow of this real life story, it was a wise move to cut back on the bells and whistles on the screenplay and just play it as simply as possible. If that was the play, it definitely worked. ‘The Impossible’ is a riveting, compelling watch. Frightening at times, it also possesses an emotional core in the heart of a disastrous event thatll leave a scar in everyone whos seen it. This is one movie thatll stick with us for a long time as an amazing movie, but it isnt one that we’ll be revisiting anytime soon, if only for how intense, harrowing and sad the movie really was. We’ll be the first to admit, this movie had us on the edge of breaking down pretty much the entire time. And thats credit to the filmmakers and what they have achieved here. An extremely powerful piece of filmmaking, thats what. ‘The Impossible’ opens in theatres 17 January. You might also like Paid Distribution MP’s speech sees more Body found at entrance James D’Arcy: First Image of than 5,500 shares on of HDB carpark at Jalan ‘Hitchcock’ has framed Evangeline Lilly as Facebook Bukit Merah so much of what Tauriel in ‘The Hobbit’ (inSing News) (inSing News) filmmakers do (Who Got The Role?) (inSing Movies) [Powered by Outbrain]http://movies.insing.com/feature/the-impossible-movie-review/id-906a3f00 Page 3 of 4
  • 4. ‘The Impossible’: Impossibly good - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:46 PM Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share 20 Leave a comment 1 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Lee Sau Tut · Business Franchise Manger at Neucor Holdings Pte Ltd okay, you win. Reply · Like · Follow Post · January 29 at 5:50pm Facebook social plugin Related Content Interviews: Naomi Watts: Pulling off ‘The Impossible’ Movie Feature: How well do you know: Naomi Watts Movie Reviews: ‘Upside Down’: Is ridiculous Movie Reviews: ‘Parker’: A bloody bore Movies Features "Harry Potter" producer goes horror "Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs Ahmad Idham goes "Gangster" "The Grandmaster" to release in US Bryan Cranston fights "Godzilla" Catch the latest Singapore movies now Movies inSing.com About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds showing at all cinemas. Read movie Now Showing Business Search About Us reviews, check movie showtimes and Coming Soon HungryGoWhere Contact Us book your tickets at inSing.com Movies. Photo Galleries Shopping Careers Trailers Movies FAQ Showtimes Events Subscribe to Newsletter Latest Reviews Super Deals mio TV VOD News Advertise with us Travel Display Advertising SingNet Business Listing Ads HungryGoWhere HungryGoWhere for Restaurants © 2013 , SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Disclaimers Review Policy Site Map Developer tools Mobile Versionhttp://movies.insing.com/feature/the-impossible-movie-review/id-906a3f00 Page 4 of 4

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