I don't go to movies much but I am an avid diver and wanted to watch this on the big screen. There are really only about 5 movies that made the big screen and involve diving to any degree. I have over 300 dives and I have never seen a more beautiful capture of the love of water. From the Jet Ski scene to the Yachts to the fantastic display of coral fish and rays galore I felt like I was right there. It seems the movie is being ripped up because of the drug involvement and treasure find similar to the Deep. Are you for real? Take any murder mystery and of which there are thousands, and <more>
guess what there's a stiff a cop and someone with a weapon who seems like a nice guy but isn't. And that's OK cause as long as there's blood a babe and a bad cop the tickets will keep selling. As long as you see this movie for what it is you will enjoy it very much. This is about a guy with high morals -a little lacking today, who is living in trash to do what he wants more then anything in the world, a treasure finder. Trouble finds him because he is good at what he does. The movie is fast paced and exciting from the very beginning I can't believe the poor reviews that have been listed by other viewers. This is worth every bit of $7 to see.
'Into the Blue' manages to create an exciting Caribbean vibe and stretch it into a popcorn thriller that works (by moviesfan11)
Into the Blue Jared Paul Walker has just got fired from his job. He lives with his girlfriend, Sam Jessica Alba in a trailer park in the beautiful Bahamas where they try to make a living searching for sunken treasure in the shark-infested waters. When they meet up with Jared's friends Bryce Scott Caan and his latest girlfriend Amanda Ashley Scott , they take a boat out to continue their search for treasures.What they don't expect to find is the wreckage of a cargo plane, filled with dead bodies and cocaine. They believe their fantsies of buried treasure has finally come true. But <more>
the situation gets sticky when they find out a group of dangerous criminals are desperately searching for this plane. When they find out Jared has found it, the hunt begins...'Into the Blue' really tries to be a movie. It's not mindless dumb movie energy you'd expect from watching the trailer. Jessica Alba and Paul Walker give convincing performances, and Scott Caan provides some much needed comic relief. The unique thing about this scuba flick is the footage is simply stunning. Nearly every shot in this film is beautiful, above or under water. And I'm not just referring to the camera pans up and down buff bodies. To put it simply, the writer and director knew what the target audience was looking for... and they deliver a little bit more. 'Into the Blue' is entertaining, crisp, lean and stunning shot in the clear waters of the Bahamas.3 from 4
This film is unequivocally spectacular Absolutement Pêche (by no_remorse_69)
Into The Blue Stockwell, USA, 2005 is set to be the most criminally under-rated masterpiece of post modern times. Its place in international critical canons ought to be a simple arbitrary fact. This might seem hyperbolic to some. Let me assure you, it is not. The qualities of this film know no bounds. I shall sing its praises until I find myself staring at the ceiling of some hospital ward, malingering on my deathbed. All scholarly criticism aside, this picture is a no less than 10,000 leagues ahead of all other underwater drug-smuggling Cameltoe-Festaculars that have ever gone before it, <more>
and I daresay, of all that will succeed it. I cannot begin to convey via this most primitive form of expression - word-processing - how supremely; how all-encompassing; how serotonin-inducing, director John Stockwell has improved the basic quality of my life. In a single motion picture, spanning just two hours, he has brought to mankind what can only be described as an unbridled cacophony of excellence. Listen not to the critics of your local newspaper. Listen not to Jonathan Ross on Film 2005 just before you brush you teeth and go to bed. Listen to the little man, or woman, inside your head who sees in Jessica Alba something that is lacking from your otherwise mundane life. Listen to the self you buried years ago, along with your childhood dreams. Listen to me. Go see this film. Pure cinema rarely sees the light of day in the nocturnal world of Hollywood cinema. By nocturnal, I mean dark. And by dark I don't mean smouldering films with edge and deeper meaning. I mean films that don't deserve to see the light of day. The kind of Hollywood films that saturate our daily lives. Be they advertised on the sides of double-decker buses or on our packs of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, offering some cheap plastic tie-in. With Into The Blue, it seems Hollywood has awoken from a slumber rivalled only by a fictional character, Sleeping Beauty.Sleeping Beauty? How about beauty that's awake, and real? And tanned? And not wearing very much aka bikinis? And called Jessica Alba, co-starring Paul Walker, Ashley Scott and Scott Caan. These players aren't just the Baywatch cardboard cut-outs you might expect. If Into The Blue was a chess match between Gary Kasparov and "Deep Blue", the actors would be the knights, bishops, rooks and royalty combined. There's no corner-cutting cast-wise, or production-wise. This is a Tour De Force like no other. I can scarcely remember a time in my life when I've felt more alive than those glorious moments I spent in The Skydome Cinema, Coventry on that Saturday afternoon. Life could not be better. Jessica Alba UNE PÊCHEMENT GRANDE DU MONDE forever.Joel Davey,Amen.
I'm filled with a vision of the ocean. (by miglmu)
If you like crystal clear underwater scenery, life at a sunny shore and boating there is no way for you to miss this film. I watched it twice on a razor sharp big scope-screen to take in all the underwater details. The film takes every opportunity to put the likable characters under water, and this is what the film is all about. The beauty of the people in this simple adventure plot adds to the overall beauty of this film and is not a separate element as a lot of Jessica-Alba-in-bikini-blah-blah suggests. Let it put a smile on your face but let it not pop your eyes out. Along with that, pop <more>
songs, film music and sound effects are organically interwoven. The film consists of scenes and NOT of cheap fast cuts and hectic camera work, below and above surface. The filmmakers obviously liked and knew what they were doing. What I couldn't believe is that the same filmmakers also liked detailed scenes of unnecessary cruelty though not too explicit and only near the end. I learned from this and some harsh critics here that when you set a new standard of underwater-adventure you don't reach that part of the audience who only want the thrill of fears and killing and the clash of good vs. evil, because these people totally miss the beauty and all the work that obviously went into achieving it and feel bored. So why spoil a film with that in the first place? There are enough cruel thrillers out there. So go for all-adventure, anti-cynic. A step in the right direction and an honorable follow up to THE DEEP. Funny note: After the Columbia-logo during the credits I thought, who knows, perhaps this is the new THE DEEP also Columbia , and THEN on the screen appeared the name of the executive producers including Peter Guber, the original producer of THE DEEP ;- Similar in story and more important similar in care for detail to achieve a great underwater adventure.
I personally liked the movie a lot. It's good for girls because it has the whole two people being crazy about each other and the guy giving up treasure for love plot line. But also includes action so guys can enjoy it too. I also really like that Jessica Alba fights in the movie, instead of just waiting for the guy to come and save her. Most of the music throughout the movie is also good, especially "The Time Of Our Lives" by Paul van Dyk, but it makes me mad that there is no soundtrack out for the movie. I also agree that you don't have to think much throughout the movie <more>
which is fine by me. Its a fun movie too watch not to mention has an attractive cast. I personally think it's really good.
Amazing underwater stunts & a great virtual vacation (by juneebuggy)
I really liked this, way better than I expected to, with a solid story, fantastic scenery and amazing just stunning underwater camera work. Sure its basically just a virtual vacation action movie with gratuitous ass shots, like excessive, close up very sexy ass shots but whatever, everybody looks good and the underwater stunts and intriguing story made up for it. Paul Walker sigh plays a diver/treasure hunter who along with his girlfriend uber sexy Jessica Alba find themselves battling sharks and ruthless criminals after discovering a historic ship wreck and a sunken cargo plane <more>
loaded with cocaine. I actually got quite wrapped up in the story, especially since I used to live in the Caribbean and dated a dive instructor. The island life is well portrayed and while sadly my boyfriend was no Paul Walker who is Paul does a good job here.Everybody looked so relaxed underwater considering the extreme stunts they had to get through. Scott Caan is essentially his Hawaii-Five-0 "Danno" character but I enjoyed the moral dilemma he and his girlfriend created. Great shark attack and just all-round sexy thriller of a movie I'll probably watch again. 9/11/14
I'm pretty critical of most pop films, but I thought this was one of the best ones to come out in awhile. The underwater cinematography was amazing - totally worth the matinée price and cheaper than diving- the kind of film you need the bigscreen to enjoy. Sure I love much more clever crafted films , but for the MTV generation this film had just enough, maybe the fact that I am an ocean person, have a thing for treasure, the romance of lost properties and jessica alba- i was totally enjoying it. I thought the casting was great- sure Paul really cant act, but he reminded of more than a <more>
handful of people I went to highschool with - so I could believe it- his obnxious pompous buddy was classic and some of the underlying subplots of human greed are so universal that I actually felt something for these morons. The real star is the ocean here and the good guy/ bad guy looked like my step brother and fit the bill. Anyhow i doubt this film will do very little justice on a small screen, but overall the script was solid and the sea animal work was mind blowing. Maybe I was just in the mood - but i enjoyed it and watching alba swim, god she is gorgeous. Didn't change my life, but I was entertained to the end.
I was astonished at the dismal rating for this film, which at the time of this writing was 4.8. Into the Blue never demonstrated any pretense of becoming the next academy award winner, and instead faithfully executed its focus -- beautiful ocean scenery, beautiful bodies, and a significant degree of tension and action to carry the plot. I found the characters believable, especially given the target audience of the movie: the dialog was fairly cleverly humorous, but serious when it needed to be; the characters were adequately conceived, including the intentionally unlikeable 4th party woman <more>
who "wasn't family." Most of all, I enjoyed the pacing of the movie. Some slow underwater scenes were accompanied by peaceful music belying the increasingly perilous situations the characters found themselves in. Halfway through the movie, the tension never fully dissipates, as each event flows into the next as the stakes rise. The badguys are dealt with intelligently, and there are enough twists to convincingly carry the instability and danger of the situation.I went into this movie wanting to enjoy it, and I wasn't disappointed. Though its premise wasn't the most intellectual of premises, I don't feel as if it were dumbed down as much as many action movies do, and instead carried out is plot with due respect given its expectations. I'd recommend this movie as a good post-summer adventure flick!
I didn't have high hopes when I went to see this film and expected it to be little more than Jessica Alba in a bikini and her friends arguing over some underwater goodies. How wrong I was ! Ms Alba is the only 'big' name in this film but all the actors do an excellent job in building-up and developing their characters. The dialogue and interaction is very good, how the characters relate to each other and how they behave is completely believable and its a really good story. Its starts off slow, setting the scene and introducing characters gradually and then it suddenly begins to <more>
accelerate - soon enough there are British gangsters appearing, a bit of piracy going-on, some mystery over a sunken ship and several plot twists. Yes Miss Alba is scantily clad but this is a good thriller with a good story that keeps adding surprises along the way.