Friday, October 28, 2011

The Reef

Director: Andrew Traucki

Rated: R

Image Entertainment: July 19, 2011

88 Minutes
From Amazon:
On the beautiful but dangerous waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, ship delivery man Luke and four friends chart a yacht to its new owner. Along the way, their ship is torn open by sharp rocks and begins to sink, leaving the passengers with a terrifying choice: stay on board with slim hope of rescue, or swim twelve miles to the nearest island… through shark-infested waters. When they enter the water, an unstoppable, relentless Great White immediately follows their trail for a white-knuckle chase that will fill the waters with blood! From the director of the acclaimed monster hit, Black Water, comes a pulse-pounding, visually stunning thriller that never lets go until the final, heart-stopping scream!

I feel like I always start my reviews the same way. And I also say so, like, and anyways a lot....I'm trying to stop! It's a problem, I know. Anyways (HA!) I watched this movie called 'The Reef' the other day because I just finished with midterms and had some "free time." I don't like to watch watery shark movies because I always compare them to 'Jaws.' I don't know why....I'm one of those people who doesn't try and compare things. For instance, the 'Resident Evil' movies vs the video games. I'm a gamer, I game, whatever but I didn't cry about how the movies were off from the video games. To be honest, I didn't even notice lol. So, I tried really super hard to not compare 'The Reef' to 'Jaws' and I just may have done it! YAY!

This movie is about some people. And these people's names....I really can't remember. Which can't be good hehe. This movie really wasn't terrible. So, it was about some people, in Australia on a boat. And the boat gets flipped over because it hits this really reef thing. So, it flips the boat over and then they are stuck. There is no overly smart shark who flips the boat....or bashes through the bottom of the boat and sinks it. Which was cool because it's more...realistic that way n'est pas? So, this one guy is all "let's swim I know there's an island somewhere over there." and then everyone else is like "oh, ok. We will just swim at random through the shark infested ocean until we come across an Island!" So, they do...after some struggling and deliberations. So, they are swimming and swimming and swimming and OMG a shark shows up. Anyways, I guess I won't give away ALL the details about the movie.

In comparison to other man eating shark type movies, 'The Reef' wasn't so bad. It had a good plot without the whole super genius shark. There were no mutated fishes, no drug enhanced super sharks, no bigger than earth octopus, it was...real? I don't really know how to describe. If you happen to have Netflix, check it out, it's on there. But only do it out of extreme boredom lol. Well it's not as terrible, it's not spectacular either. It's...average-ish.

My Rating: 3/5

1 comment:

  1. You know, I have the same problem because my favorite movie of all time was Jaws, but I also find that if you like a shark story, most shark stories satisfy just by making you squirm. It's kind of the same with zombie movies--I'll watch every one, even though they're not Night of the Living Dead. Oh boy, now I'm in a shark mood. Guess I know what I'm watching this weekend.