Movie Review: Open Water (2003)

Starring: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis and Some Sharks

Directed by: Chris Kentis

Based on the true story of two scuba divers that were accidentally left behind in shark infested waters after their tour boat left and headed back to shore.

I’m not going to spend too much time on this movie review as I already feel cheated out of time that I certainly won’t be getting back having just watched Open Water. After a quick read online this movie was made with a budget of $120,000 and it really showed but then surprisingly it was bought by Lionsgate for $2.5million with a further $8million spent on distribution and marketing. For the money that Lionsgate spent on marketing this god awful movie they could’ve remade it and made it at least the slightest bit watchable. The acting was horrible from both lead performers Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis and it’s not a surprise that both actors haven’t gone on to do great things with their careers. Both actors seemed incapable of displaying any range of emotion as they were stranded in the ocean with the presence of sharks always lurking close by. There was an unnecessary use of nudity at the beginning and I’ve honestly seen better production value on YouTube and Vine than I saw here.

I suppose the only saving grace was that the movie was only 77 minutes long although it did feel painfully long due to the horrendous quality.

Overall, awful, dreadful, waste of time. I’m not sure what else to say other than to avoid this movie at all costs.

1/10

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