Wednesday, April 24 2013, 03:19 AM MDT
Blu-ray Review: The Impossible
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Street Date: April 23, 2013
Available On: Digital Download, DVD and Blu-ray
Synopsis: A family fights through injury and chaos of a devastated city after being separated by a massive tsunami while vacationing in Thailand.
Extras: Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes and “Casting The Impossible” and “Realizing The Impossible” featurettes.
Recommendation: When I saw The Impossible in theaters I was completely blown away. The tsunami sequence is bombastic and unforgettably brilliant and while watching it at home lacks the magnitude that comes with viewing a film in a movie theater it still looks quite good (and will give your surround system a healthy workout).
But The Impossible is much more than an epic scene as the special effects gives way to the script and the tremendous performances from the cast. Naomi Watts is brilliant in her Academy Award nominated performance as a mother determined to reunite with her husband, played comfortably by the ever-steady Ewan McGregor, and children regardless of what obstacles stand in her way.
Director J.A. Bayona impressed me with his Spanish ghost story The Orphanage and with The Impossible he’s taken a marvelous step forward.
-Ryan Michael Painter