I have just seen this film and read the reviews thinking there would be lots of positive comments.
However, I was baffled by the so many negative comments towards this film; I really don't get what this people expected from this film.
It was simply enthralling.
The most terrifying moment is when the couple realized that they were left adrift in the middle of the sea and probably there was no way back.
IMHO many people are misinterpreting this film; it has nothing to do with sharks, or how to put up a fist fight against them. It's all about survival in the middle of nowhere, in this instance in open sea water, when all hope of a rescue has vanished.
This is certainly nothing like Jaws or any other typical Hollywood production, but a real life tragedy. If the shoe was in the other foot you would understand their plight and feeling of hopelessness.
Given that this movie is based on a true story, and the two main protagonists never lived to tell the tale we will never know about the real circunstances surrounding their terrible ordeal; all we can do is speculate, and that's preciselly what the producers did. Perhaps sharks played no part whatsoever in their termination, then again we will never find out now, will we?
We can only imagine that whichever way they died it was a very horrible, slow and terrifying way to go. Just thinking about it sends a shiver down my spine. This is not just an horror movie, it's terror.
Trust me, this is really a good film.
But if you expect this couple to do a Jaws, then this one is definitelly not for you!