Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Impossible

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Impossible – Opening December 21, 2012

The trailer for this late December release is incredibly emotional and makes the film look like one hell of a sobering and inspiring experience. Though it’s touted as a drama/thriller on IMDB, this is a movie that’s much more about the journey than anything else, as it proclaims a “true story of survival” and even shows the reunion between its main characters at the end of the trailer. This is sure to boost the career of Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed the acclaimed 2007 film “The Orphanage,” considerably, marking his first English-language production and one that managed to net two premiere actors. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts are both extremely adept at playing characters dealing with tragedy, and from the trailer, they appear to be delivering wrenching, heartfelt performances. The child actors are also likely to be excellent, and the graphics and visuals representing the tsunami and its aftermath. The initial arrival of the wave is reminiscent of a similar scene from Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” but this one arrives with much more force, intensity, and shocking speed, indicating that this film is going to be one astonishing and heart-pounding journey.

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