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Into the Blue (2005)

R2V SummaryA bikini clad outing in the blue seas of the Bahamas.
Duration1h 50m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18 
Source of storyAn original screenplay
DirectorJohn Stockwell
Writers/ScriptMatt Johnson, 
StarringPaul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott, Josh Brolin
RatingsIMDb: 5.9 by 75k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 125 reviewers..

Elevator Pitch: Samantha (Sam) and Jared are lovers living on the margins in the Bahamas, where Jared dreams of discovering pirate treasure. With the arrival of Jared’s friend Bryce, who has collected a friendly young woman on the way, and who has been given the use of a luxury pad with its own sleek watercraft, maybe his dreams will be fulfilled. The four scuba dive in the shark infested waters of the reefs, and discover some evidence of the Zephyr a legendary pirate ship. But a fly in their ointment is the wreck of a plane filled with drugs, which Bryce wants to recover. However, once he goes to market with a brick of cocaine the villains come out of the woodwork.

Content: No sex or overt nudity but the young women spend most of the film clad in brief or very brief bikinis. Jared and Sam snog a lot. A lot of underwater photography some of it featuring real sharks, and some interesting shots of speed boats seen from under the water. The artefacts from the pirate ship are discovered. The intrepid guys swim about inside the drug plane without scuba gear. The sea is full of colourful fish.

A View: This outing did not recover its production cost. Really a very slim plot, the whole thing kept afloat by the underwater scenes, and maybe the bikini clad babes. A view almost universally held by the critics. But I am writing a book which involves underwater scenes. I resolved to describe them better, as a result of seeing the wonderful shoals of colourful fish seen here. Have it on while doing your knitting.

Further films with a lot of underwater scenes: The Cave, Black Sea and Thunderball.

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