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Open Water

My blog really has become a low priority on my list of things to do. Between work and video games…some things get put on the back burner haha. But I thought I’d put one up just to surprise all of the people that had given up on it.

The other night I watched the movie “Open Water” with Derek and Jen. It’s a movie about a married couple that take a vacation to a tropical beach resort which I think was in Australia. On this vacation they go on a dive boat for a day of diving out on the reefs…in open water…dun dun dun…

Basically they go on their dive, but a bit of confusion on the head count ends up with the couple surfacing to find that the boat had left without them and they are stuck in the middle of the ocean. The movie follows the divers as they face a day and a horrifying night, adrift at sea.

The movie at first seems rather amateur and I was worried that it may be a bit cheesy. But I actually found that this made the characters a little bit more believable when they were put in a difficult situation. I also found that when the actors were given the extra drama of their situation, it really helped them to appear better and I wonder if maybe it’s just the script at the beginning that gives the movie an amateur appearance.

The movie is based on a true story about a couple that went missing while on vacation. But the idea of them being lost at sea was never proven; it was just a theory about what had happened to them.
All in all I enjoyed the movie. It would defiantly be a frightening situation to be in, and I think that the movie portrays it in a believable way.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s the trailer for the second one, “Open Water 2″ that’s coming out now as well, but doesn’t really look as good.

Anyway, blog post…check!

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4 Responses to “Open Water”

  1. on 29 Jan 2007 at 3:13 pm isham

    yo…i haven’t seen the movie, but it sounds cool. i heard a rumour that the couple that this actually happened to may have pulled this stunt for insurance fraud purposes - one of the reasons their deaths have never been confirmed. have you heard/read/seen anything that clears this up?

  2. on 30 Jan 2007 at 2:31 pm Netbug

    I’m gonna make a movie to cash in on the hype of this.

    I’m gonna call it “Closed water”

    It will take place in a bathtub.

    With turtles.

  3. on 30 Jan 2007 at 4:05 pm Robin

    I have heard the same rumours and it kind of makes the story a bit more interesting I guess. I can\’t really find anything to confirm or deny it, but there is some good info \”HERE\”.It basically just gives the real story that the movie was based on, with a few ideas as to what could have happened. As far as I can tell though, the couple involved didn\’t really have any reason to fake their deaths or anything so taht\’s a bit suspicious to me. I guess it\’s one of those things that we\’ll never know. The way the movie is set up, it would have to be a pretty elaborate scheme if they were faking their deaths…I mean they were in the middle of the ocean with no boats around. How could they get anywhere?

  4. on 31 Jan 2007 at 3:12 pm isham

    wow…interesting article. it does more to convince me that they actually did die, especially since nobody collected on the insurance payment. also, in order to pull off something like that, more than just a few people would have to be involved…something would have leaked. guess we’ll never really know.

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