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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jessica Alba
Paul Walker
Ashley Scott
Scott Caan
Josh Brolin.
Directors
John Stockwell.
Screenwriters
Matt Johnson.
Running Time
110 minutes

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Into The Blue
Titillating actioner with sea, drugs and wet bodies


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Plot
While searching for a fabled wreck, deep-sea treasure hunter Jared (Walker) discovers a downed plane with a hoard of cocaine. With the drug-runners on his trail, he must decide what to do with this very modern treasure


Review
Into The Blue
It’s a rare but comforting truth that a certain breed of film’s strength lies in its lack of ambition, its disregard for plausibility and its dedication to the purity of formula. Into The Blue will linger in your memory no longer than the beat of an eyelash, but is a B-grade joy as deep-tanned and sun-kissed as a Club Tropics promo.

Thus we get Alba’s golden bod barely muzzled by her designer bikini as she portrays the morally-inclined love interest of Walker’s diving fanatic, whose bronzed pecs are, frankly, giving a much better performance than he is. They discover the drug haul, fret a bit, then discover a mythical pirate wreck and fret some more as to whether to come clean but give away the sacred salvage rights. Naturally, Scott Caan plays his loose-hinged best mate who forces the issue by trying to offload the coke. Enter drug dealers, screen left. Enter ravenous sharks, screen right. Yeesh!

Give director John Stockwell his due — Into The Blue’s gloriously silly, boasts crystal-clear underwater photography and musters a tidy bit of tension at the end. Any movie that features a school of coked-up sharks is not taking itself too seriously — and those locations are to die for.


Verdict
The Academy might not be troubled, but at times Into The Blue’s wet Hollywood bodies really hit the spot.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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Extremely Entertaining

While the plot suffers a bit, there's plenty to be had from this ocean floor adventure ... More

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Posted by blaud at 09:10, 16 June 2008 | Report This Post


Okay, I suppose.

Into the Blue is a gorgeous and quite beautiful to look at. The film is very slow to get on with, too much talk and not a lot of action. It's only until the shocking twist at the end kept me going and rooting for the leads to stay alive. The perfomaces from Paul Walker was wooden, Jessica Alba was only there to show off her perfect body and Josh Brolin was drop-dead hot as their suspicious friend. Alright in places but I wouldn't keep it. ... More

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Posted by joanna likes films at 11:30, 06 April 2008 | Report This Post


A good looking flick in every sense. The sea always looks amazing on film and rarely better than in this. Acting and script are utter rubbish but when the eye candy is this sweet it's easy not to mind. ... More

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Posted by qualidad at 17:43, 03 May 2006 | Report This Post


"Coke" whore ruins everything

Coke" Whores Ruin Everything......yes, indeed. This movie stars Jessica Alba and Paul Walker as a happy couple named Jared and Sam who live in the Bahamas. Although they are happy living a simple island life, Jared is trying to find that one piece of sunken treasure that will make them instantly rich and change their lives forever. Where is this treasure? Well in the waters of the Caribbean of course. Once upon a time when "pirates" ruled the waters, many a sunken ship ... More

Posted by wgamador at 21:08, 25 January 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Surprising

This is a solid 'does what it says on the tin' Saturday evening flick.  It doesn't pretend to be anything other than that and so is all the more enjoyable for it.  The underwater photography is great, the cast looks gorgeous (did you know Jessica Alba's bikini was digitally extended in American prints because it showed too much?) and it's a fun ride. ... More

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Posted by Caster at 17:49, 20 January 2006 | Report This Post


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