Into the Blue
- John Stockwell
- Reviewed by
- Josť Ruiloba a.k.a. Morris
- Review date
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Jared (Paul Walker) has been struggling to find a decent job or at least get decent money to live with his girlfriend Sam (Jessica Alba). Thatís when his friend Bryce (Scott Caan) pays them a visit with his new girl, Amanda (Ashley Scott). They all share their love for diving, and while doing so one day, they stumble upon a sunken jet full of drugs. Soon they get into trouble with the owners, who find out about this and want their cargo desperately. In the meantime, they also find what could potentially be a very valuable treasure, which the competition might also get if they donít move fast enough.
Now, anyone expecting Shakespeare while watching this movie is way off the mark. Into the Blue is a movie made with the sole purpose of entertaining. And thereís nothing wrong with that. Of course, entertainment can also come with a little brains, which for the most part this movie lacks, but Iíd be willing to say that undemanding audiences may get a kick out of it. Itís silly, itís colorful, itís adventurous and itís filled with unbelievably good-looking people running around in their swimsuits the entire movie.
And thereís also the extra value of enjoying Shane Hurlbut and Peter Zuccariniís gorgeous photography. If anything, this movie looks amazing. It almost makes you want to see it with no volume.
Critics have complained that the performances are terrible. I wouldnít say that. The actors have absolutely nothing to do so itís difficult to show off with the script theyíre handed. Then again, the four leads serve as eye-candy as much as they do to move the ďplotĒ forward, and in that respect, they do a fine job. Josh Brolin appears as the bad guy and is suitable enough.
Not bad but not really good either. Just... there.
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