The Impossible is set to be on of the most epic movies of the new year as director Juan Antonio Bayona brings the story of the devastating 2004 tsunami to the big screen.
The movie is based on the true story of the Spanish family who are caught up in and separated when the wave hit where they were staying.
If you are unfamiliar with Bayona’s work then he really is a very exciting filmmaker as he makes his English speaking debut with this movie.
The Impossible is his first film since the fantastic The Orphanage back in 2008 and this is a very different genre for the filmmaker.
To tell such a powerful story you need great actors and Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor are just that as they play husband and wife.
As well as these two experienced actors the movie also introduces us to the acting talent of Tom Holland.
The movie marks his big screen debut as he takes on the role of Lucas in what is set to be a powerful performance from the young actor.
Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.
Based on a remarkable true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.
The true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.
This new year we will have gangster movies, comedies, biopic movies and westerns hitting the big screen but The Impossible is set to be the most powerful and emotional film of early 2013 as one family battles to survive.
The Impossible is released 1st January