Tuesday, 29 January 2013
A family's fight for survival after the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. This one was really difficult to watch. I'd managed not to dwell on the details of what might happen during the tsunami at the time of this incident but the film (based on a true story) confirms the worst. The randomness of the injuries being the main.
This isn't a film to see if you want to feel good for the rest of the day. I suppose the only flaw that I could find in it was that they cast Ewan McGregor in a lead role. I'd prefer to see unknowns rather than the usuals from the film star roster that seems to operate nowadays. Having said that the bus station (telephone call) scene is one of the most moving I've seen in years and has McGregor performing at his very best.
The CGI effects are undetectable but for the fact that such large scenes of devastation and chaos could not have been filmed otherwise.