Clint Eastwood and CGI? Well I never… and it’s impressive CGI mind you. Certainly though, at the age of 80 with a countless number of classic movies under his belt and enormous amounts of money he doesn’t need CGI to create a Tsunami effect. He just orders the real thing. “I want the Baltic Sea shipped to the Nevada desert by Tuesday, that and a quart of Valium, my back is killing me.” And I feel for the guy that answered that call, have you ever seen a happy Clint Eastwood? Neither have I. Get Eastwood his fucking Tsunami!
On to the movie, Hereafter. Which has everything setup to be a luke-warm blockbuster, impressive footage, big star – Matt Damon, fairly unknown hot foreign star – Cécile de France and impressive CGI Tsunami or a real life Tsunami – verdict is still out on that one. Can’t see myself bumrushing the theaters to see it.
“Hereafter” tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue–collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile de France), a French journalist, has a near–death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might—or must—exist in the hereafter.