Average review score based on 2 user reviews
NOTE - This is a review of Open Water ONLY!
This film is much better than I remembered it. Which begs the question, why did I want to re-watch it again if I did not like it that much in the first place? Well.... I grabbed it in a two pack with Open Water 2 on Blu Ray at a cheap price, and I wanted to see if my original description was correct. If anyone asked me about Open Water earlier, I would have said "Oh yeah, that movie with two people arguing for an hour in some water" Man, that was wrong.... they only argued for five minutes.
So a young couple get left behind after going diving to look at the fishes, thanks to a collection of mishaps and mixups. They drift about in the water for a few hours while various sharks circle them, building up the tension in a "will they or won't they be eaten" scenario. Sure, it's not the most exciting movie in the world, but it gets the job done. It's filmed in a "real" way (Ala Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield) with a camcorder, to make you feel closer to the action (or like you are watching a deranged home movie) which adds to the atmosphere I guess.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. It is "based on a true story" which is one of my pet peeves. You can take ANY story (or a part of it) and say it is based on a true story. I got up, walked down the street... and was attacked by aliens!!! (hey, I got up and walked down the street, that is the "based on a true story" part) If you are into this kind of movie, it's worth a look, and at a short running time of 81 minutes, the director made the right decision by keeping the film trim, I mean how much can you do with two people floating in some water for an hour?
Surprisingly, more than you would imagine.
very good movies on this double feature blu-ray! it makes me feel like don't want to go diving or being out too deep in the ocean especially when there aren't nobody else there. a must see!