I saw it in theater, Now I will review
I saw it 7 years ago in the theater and I remember being more
pretentious about this kind of a film than I am now, and I enjoyed it
back then even. Sure it may be a bit slow at times. But its very
original, true story that is intriguing yet terrifying. The movie is
obviously about a true story about a couple who were left behind on a
scuba tour. The idea is scary enough but, but to see it acted out and
the people way in the middle of the ocean is really terrifying. The
movie after a while when they are stranded, picks up in good emoting
and real emotion from the characters. It doesn't give you anything
Hollywood (which is probably why people give it a 5.9 on IMDb), but
thats the best part about it aside the fact that its very original and
creative. The simplicity works because its a terrifying situation. THe
end is true and not Hollywood, the last 20 minutes are the best part to
me. All and all it was original especially in 2003, when stuf like Saw
was coming out. Nothing unrealistic happens and it stays focused to
what its trying to ultimately do, scare the audience but in a subtle or
simplistic way. It's definitely worth the view if you wanna be a bit
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Extremely unnerving film
One of the most widely-held fears people have is that of sharks.
Encouraged by popular depictions of them in "Shark Week", as mischief
makers in films, and of course not helped by their menacing appearance,
people harbor irrational, usually unfounded fears of many and varied
types of sharks. While sharks may be violent, they are not inherently
homicidal. If provoked, they may defend themselves, but they will not,
without provocation, attack humans. In spite of all this, this fear is
a key driving factor in this unnerving film about the fate of a couple
who, through the carelessness of a diving excursion leader, are
forgotten at sea. Remarkably, the film is based on the true story of
two American tourists who were the victims of an oversight by a diving
tour operator and of which nothing has been heard since 1998.
A key fear in the film, and one that makes this exceptionally uneasy to
stomach, is the silence out at sea. There is almost no music in the
film and when the couple are trapped in the water, unsure of what
awaits them, the lack of a soundtrack-or of any sound save the couple's
intermittent conversation-speaks to the terror which such a situation
would cause. In this film, that is the situation in which the starring
couple (Blanchard Ryan as Susan and Daniel Travis as Daniel) find
themselves. In the conventional sense, not much happens in the film.
The couple try to remain calm, attempt not to engage in any
finger-pointing, and try to retain some dignity (which they mostly do)
while hoping that the scuba diving boat quickly realizes they are
missing two passengers. The film was shot quite cheaply on digital
video. The relatively low-resolution of the film quality, combined with
the bobbing camera, combines to make a cinema verite which only adds to
the low-grade anxiety and burgeoning fear one feels as this film
The film is a welcome contrast to the loud, cartoonish, overstated
"horror" films in which anything which the director thinks is scary is
included. Too often, this is a recipe for dull, anodyne, cartoonish
"terror" which is in fact nothing of the sort but is usually a tired
retread of a retread. It's often said that less is more and I believe
that this is true regarding horror films too. I have found that those
films in which less actually happens on the screen allows more room for
your mind to play and make mischief and this can often lead to far
greater terror. This approach has certainly been employed by the
filmmakers-writer/director Chris Kentis and his wife, producer Laura
Lau who keep the aural and visual distractions to a minimum and force
us to bathe in the terrifying cocktail of an unknown fate out at sea..