Into the Blue

September 30th, 2005







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Plot
A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.7/10 (32,474 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: John Stockwell

Stars: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan

Storyline
Sam and Jared are a young couple in the Bahamas, divers and aspiring treasure hunters. While the arrogant salvager Bates has loads of expensive equipment, Jared gets by with a small, battered boat. Jared and Sam find a historic wreck, but nearby is a wrecked airplane with a large quantity of cocaine. Jared and Sam want the treasure; their diving partners also want the drugs. Dangerous criminals realize the plane and cocaine are submerged somewhere in the area. When the bad guys learn that the couple has located the drugs, Jared and Sam find themselves in mortal peril.

Cast:
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

Taglines: Hold your breath



Details

Official Website: 20th Century Fox (International site) | MGM [United States] |

Release Date: 30 September 2005

Filming Locations: Bahamas

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,057,854 (USA) (2 October 2005) (2789 Screens)

Gross: $18,472,363 (USA) (30 October 2005)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Due to US moral views, Sony Pictures digitally altered the theatrical trailer to give Jessica Alba a 'less revealing' bikini. See also Pathology and The Hangover.

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Jared and Bryce are fighting after they learn Sam has been kidnapped you can see Jared's mic chord under his shirt, all the way up from his waist to his neck.

Quotes:
Jared: [when there were sharks in the ocean] yeah i know, but i lost my watch...
Bryce: [when there were sharks in the ocean] jared: i lost my watch you lost...? you need an arm to wear a watch! would you get out of the water stupid!



User Review

Well-paced fun

Rating: 8/10

I was astonished at the dismal rating for this film, which at the time of this writing was 4.8. Into the Blue never demonstrated any pretense of becoming the next academy award winner, and instead faithfully executed its focus -- beautiful ocean scenery, beautiful bodies, and a significant degree of tension and action to carry the plot. I found the characters believable, especially given the target audience of the movie: the dialog was fairly cleverly humorous, but serious when it needed to be; the characters were adequately conceived, including the intentionally unlikeable 4th party woman who "wasn't family." Most of all, I enjoyed the pacing of the movie. Some slow underwater scenes were accompanied by peaceful music belying the increasingly perilous situations the characters found themselves in. Halfway through the movie, the tension never fully dissipates, as each event flows into the next as the stakes rise. The badguys are dealt with intelligently, and there are enough twists to convincingly carry the instability and danger of the situation.

I went into this movie wanting to enjoy it, and I wasn't disappointed. Though its premise wasn't the most intellectual of premises, I don't feel as if it were dumbed down as much as many action movies do, and instead carried out is plot with due respect given its expectations. I'd recommend this movie as a good post-summer adventure flick!









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