Pacific, a documentary, is entirely constructed from images taken by passengers on a cruise ship which is bound for one of the most beautiful natural settings in Brazil, the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. The seven days of the voyage are recorded by the lenses of the tourists who film everything, all the time. By casting its eyes on how the characters see things, the film is revealed to be an essay on the production of images in contemporary society and their political implications. In addition it throws the spotlight on a reflection on Brazilian society, using a social group rarely seen and one that is well beyond the stereotypes commonly observed in documentaries.
This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta).
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).
When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son.
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.
Have you watched Pacific yet? What did you think about it?