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Open Water September 3, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

Based on a true story, this is a realistic account of a vacationing couple who go scuba diving and get left out alone in the middle of an ocean becuase of a headcount screwup by the crew escorting them. The rest of the movie is about what happens to them in the next 24 hours.

The premise is actually novel….but unfortunately because of the effort made by the filmmakers to try and be realistic…makes this movie quite boring. You keep waiting and waiting to see if something happens but your wait just keeps prolonging. The end is quite tragic but I felt relieved that the movie was finally over. The aim of the movie was apprently to make the audience feel the fear and tension of the stranded couple but it fails to convey that. I believe during filming they used real sharks to create the right effect but it doesn’t matter to a viewer who cannot differentiate anyways.

In totality, I would not rate this as a bad film but a film which could have been much much better had it used the right cinematic chill effects rather than the realism which fails to do its job….in fact I would suggest that you watch this because the critical reception of this film has been very good, so maybe you’d like it unlike me.



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