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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: The Trailer Park: The Impossible


The Trailer Park: The Impossible

In 2010, a little movie called Hereafter hit theaters. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie told multiple stories surrounding three people, each coming together in a very emotional way. One of the stories was about a woman, who lost her family in a tsunami in Asia. The film had its moments came nowhere near emotionally epic. This year, The Impossible tries to do such a thing, telling a story of a family torn apart during the tsunami that devastated the world. 

Directed by J.A Bayona (The Orphanage), The Impossible follows Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria (Naomi Watts), a married couple vacationing with their two young boys. After a tsunami destroys their hotel and kills hundreds of people, Henry and his youngest son are separated from Maria and their eldest. As both parts of the family struggle to survive and find rescue, they also must face the possibility that they may never see the other half again. 

Personally, I think The Impossible looks decent, but could easily fall into the category of "over-dramatic", similar to what happened with Hereafter. I just think that the tsunami may never be the easiest tragedy to turn into a film because of the special effects as well as the fact that in such a huge catastrophe, focusing on just one family feels a little... understated. Either way, the fact the film stars McGregor says a lot and I may find myself catching it in theaters. The film has opened in festivals around the world to really good reviews, but I'll wait for a domestic release and more reactions before putting this on my must watch list. 

Here's the international trailer:

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