A natural disaster that I had wanted to watch with the Machas. My second Asian movie in cinema after "The Host". Wish I could see "Tin Mine" but I guess I'll wait for the DVD to come out or its already out (heard it was release in Thailand 1 1/2 years ago).
It was quite an interesting movie to begin with. Imagine the island of Japan sinking. How would you respond? How would the world respond?
The explanation behind the sinking did bring back memories of my Geography classes back in school days where we learn the different layers on earth. The collision of two crates would cause a progressive pull by the earth gravity below, causing the land whereby Japan stands to be pulled down and the sea water to swallow the low lying lands. The changes in the earth movement would cause earthquakes to happen, lava from beneath the earth crust to spill out and the creation of the tsunami that would envelope everything it passes through. Buildings will collapse, people will be running for their life. A total chaos. How to survive? Planes, boats and trucks will be shifting people to neighbouring countries or high places. Immigrant issues will soon surface, brought about people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries thus overpopulating the countries. The need for clean water and food becomes the most essential item. I really can't imagine if it were to happen. What would I do? I really don't know.
Enjoyed every minute of the movie. The reality of how it was projected on film was outstanding. It really felt like a catastrophe movie, similar to "Days After Tomorrow". Besides, I was quite smitten by the Kou Shibasaki, the leading actress in the movie. Tough, supportive and full of energy.
If you are interested in soundtrack, the song from this movie is quite nice actually. Kinda reminds you of a Korean movie. The emo-ness it exubes that causes you to feel so into it. The "kamtong" feeling, if you know what I mean. Well, don't believe me, hear it out and feel it.
Rating : 4/5