Sunday, May 29, 2005

DVD Review: Open Water

Ask anyone what their top ten most horrible ways to die would be and i guarantee a majority will say "eaten by a shark" somewhere near the top. Open Water is based on true events, and let me tell you, it's made me swear off deep sea diving forever. A busy couple finally gets to take a vacation and they opt to go to a tropical paradise. Everything is going great and then they sign up for a deep sea diving charter. The underwater shots are beautiful and everything is hunky dorey. Then good old human error makes a cameo and next thing you know, the charter leaves and the couple is still under water. They rise to the surface to see the boat way off in the distance, too far away to reach. What happens next is an account of true human terror, stranded in the middle of the ocean, no help in sight. The couple goes through some horrible experiences with jellyfish and other baddies, but we all know where the true threat comes from! And they show spades! It's a totally depressing movie, but one that stays with you and makes you think. Like I said, those charters won't be seeing any of my money! Very impressive for a low budget indie, and the actors were indeed very brave. I give it *** out of *****.

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