...then you know exactly what to expect. You don't take a Jessica Alba-Paul Walker film off the shelf unless you want to suspend reality and immerse yourself in an utterly fake yet guiltily satisfying world of ridiculously attractive individuals living remarkably vacuous lives in pursuit of something resembling meaning.
Let's face it, this isn't about the story or the quality of the acting. It's a half-decent action thriller with some stunning underwater photography, moments of genuine horror (the shark attack) and the hunt for hidden treasure.
There's no social comment, no political message. There are plenty of hot young actors wearing very little being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have fun in the sun. Paul Walker is a model brick, but everyone knows that already, Jessica Alba could pout for her country, 'butt' everybody knows that already, too.
So, no surprises here, just a diverting mix of 'The Deep' & 'Wild Things'. If you like those two movies you'll probably love this nonsense...Enjoy!
The special effects of the film are really good. I watched this video with my brother. Not bad. If there's one next, I'll be looking forward to it. I like the leading lady. The ending is not perfect, but I like it very much. The plot is wonderful.
Into the Blue was one of a number of films that caught my attention when I saw a trailer for it at the cinema. However, the film passed me by completely when it was released. This being the case I thought i'd give it a go on rental. I'm glad I did! Like most people have said this film is not big on plot, but this doesn't matter. What plot there is is more than enough to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, particularly with the gorgeous scenery of the Bahamas (and the 'other' scenery) to gawk at! I can't really say the acting was tremendous, but it is Paul Walker ('The Fast & The Furious' and '2 Fast, 2 Furious') in the main role and Jessica Alba is pretty much there just for eye candy for the guys (which she achieves with aplomb). This film is heavily inspired by The Deep, based on Peter Benchley's novel, with enough of a difference to keep fans of the older film interested. Overall, I think The Deep was a better film (Robert Shaw was just awesome as always). This is no disrespect to Into the Blue, which brings the story bang up to date and has more stunts and action sequences. Oh, and sharks, which participate in some pretty nasty scenes! It's just that I think The Deep was better overall. All in all, i'd say rent this even if you don't want to buy it. It's really entertaining and perfect viewing for a miserable day! Personally, i really liked it and would watch it again...