A film that shows you God can do the impossible.
The Impossible” is based on the true story of a family who was able to come together against impossible odds after the 2004 tsunami. I was just recently allowed to watch “The Impossible,” a very powerful film in my opinion, but after viewing I checked Christian Answers to read other people’s thoughts on the film. And I saw that so many people where getting upset and giving the film an “Extremely Offensive” moral rating. Now, personally, I don’t think this film is offensive, and think that everyone, including the Christian Answers reviewer, missed the boat completely when morally reviewing this film. So here is my breakdown on the film.
So one of the things that most people were upset about was the nudity, and yes this film does have some upper female nudity. But what people are missing is the context of the situation. Naomi Watts’ character just got hit by a freakin tsunami. And has got part of her leg hanging off, and then you guys want to get upset about one of her breasts showing! It’s naturalistic; it’s not supposed to be glamours, that’s what you people are missing. Now you do see her breasts one more time when she is having her shirt cut open for surgery, but it’s a blink and you’ll miss it sort of thing. There is also a shot of it from the side in the beginning of the film. But it is very brief and easy to miss. See all »
Now for violence, this film has a lot of gruesome injuries, and that’s what makes this film so hard to watch. There are many people hit by the tsunami, but there is no blood. But the aftermath is where it gets bloody. A woman is impaled by a tree branch and has numerous wounds on her body. She is also seen with the whole back of her leg hanging off, this is perhaps the most graphic scene. Many people are seen with injuries and blood on them. And there are also numerous dead bodies wrapped up on the ground. Two women vomit hair and blood. This could be hard for squeamish people to watch. There is hardly any language besides a couple of uses of he*l and oh my god. There might have been a few more but nothing that bad.
This is a film that I think everybody, including Christians, should see. Because it shows how God brought a family together against impossible odds.
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Positive role models
Violence & scariness