With the words, "based on true events,"
splashed across the screen, this film starts out most unsettling
and quite haunting.
Open Water manages
to build up the tension as a couple go on a group charter boat
scuba dive, during a vacation in Bermuda--when accidentally left
behind in the open water, struggling to survive as they're carried
even further out to sea, menaced by sharks, among other real
Need I say more?
This one is a real bone-chilling plunge
into anything-goes storytelling.
I know a thing or two about sharks; for
instance, what really happened on the set of Jaws.
Sharks are rarely given any respect in
Hollywood, but in this film, Open Water, sharks are finally
given the break they deserve.
Rather than being portrayed as vicious
man killers, we're shown as the curious, fun-loving carnivores
we really are.
Sure, humans are the stars, but where would
the thrills be without those predatory fins breaking the water?
This is a reality story based on a real
happening about a vacationing couple that is weirdly stranded
in the middle of the ocean while scuba diving.
I think everyone has fears and issues about
being abandoned and helpless. This film definitely makes that
The movie is suspenseful and frightening,
and, even during moments of lulls, the sense of danger lingers.