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Into the Blue (2005)
Action,Adventure,Crime,Drama,Thriller
USA / English
"Temptation is bliss "
A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
Paul Walker Jared
Jessica Alba Sam
Scott Caan Bryce
Ashley Scott Amanda
Josh Brolin Bates
James Frain Reyes
Tyson Beckford Primo
Dwayne Adway Roy
Javon Frazer Danny
Chris Taloa Quinn
Peter R.V. Bowleg Jr. Jake
Clifford McIntosh Kash
Adam Collins Raolo
Gill Montie Big Dave
Dan Ballard Scuba Bob
Director: John Stockwell
Producer: David Zelon
Writer: Matt Johnson
I'm filled with a vision of the ocean.
If you like crystal clear underwater scenery, life at a sunny shore and boating there is no way for you to miss this film. I watched it twice on a razor sharp big scope-screen to take in all the underwater details. The film takes every opportunity to put the likable characters under water, and this is what the film is all about. The beauty of the people in this simple adventure plot adds to the overall beauty of this film and is not a separate element as a lot of Jessica-Alba-in-bikini-blah-blah suggests. Let it put a smile on your face but let it not pop your eyes out. Along with that, pop songs, film music and sound effects are organically interwoven. The film consists of scenes and NOT of cheap fast cuts and hectic camera work, below and above surface.

The filmmakers obviously liked and knew what they were doing. What I couldn't believe is that the same filmmakers also liked detailed scenes of unnecessary cruelty though not too explicit and only near the end. I learned from this and some harsh critics here that when you set a new standard of underwater-adventure you don't reach that part of the audience who only want the thrill of fears and killing and the clash of good vs. evil, because these people totally miss the beauty (and all the work that obviously went into achieving it) and feel bored. So why spoil a film with that in the first place? There are enough cruel thrillers out there. So go for all-adventure, anti-cynic. A step in the right direction and an honorable follow up to THE DEEP.

Funny note: After the Columbia-logo during the credits I thought, who knows, perhaps this is the new THE DEEP (also Columbia), and THEN on the screen appeared the name of the executive producers including Peter Guber, the original producer of THE DEEP ;-) Similar in story and more important similar in care for detail to achieve a great underwater adventure.

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Imdb rating: 5.6
Musician: Paul Haslinger
Running time: 110 min
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Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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