Posted by: ckckred | November 20, 2012

Trailer Analysis: The Impossible

As I watched the trailer for The Impossible, I felt really, really depressed.  I’m serious, just go ahead and watch it.  This two and a half minute clip was the first movie trailer to almost make me cry.

This may have to do with the subject matter, dealing with an English family on vacation in Southeast Asia recovering from a tsunami.  Or it may have to do with the producers putting in every depressing thing I could think of in its short length.  I was told about this film by a friend a few days ago and immediately thought the movie is a little similar to this year’s Beasts of the Southern Wild.

I’m not sure whether I would see this movie, but it does look well done.  Not the kind of film I usually go for but it could be interesting.



  1. This movie looks pretty good, but I can’t help feeling a tad bit annoyed that for an Asian natural disaster to be produced as a Hollywood film, it still has to be told from a “white” perspective. I don’t know, maybe I’m thinking too much into it?
    Even though my country (I was growing up in Singapore in 2004) wasn’t affected by the tsunami itself, the 2004 tsunami was a real terrible tragedy. I just hope the film doesn’t belittle all the lives, homes and possessions lost by people in the region who have actually lived there for years, rather than just tourists or “passerbys”.

    • Yeah, I did kind of get that vibe from the trailer. There’s a thin line where a movie becomes exploitive and I hope this doesn’t cross it.

  2. That looks incredible…I find any film dealing with tragedy especially one that involves kids is quite sad. Not sure if this is because I’m a new father or what…

    • This does look pretty powerful, especially since the trailer got me almost crying. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Saw this last week. If the trailer almost made you cry, you’re going to be a basket case when you seen the actual film. Posted my review this morning.

    • Just saw your review. I’ll try to see it now. Thanks for commenting.

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