Written by Chris Kentis
Directed by Chris Kentis
2004 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Cast: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis.
Eclectic Rating: stars
Overall not the best film I've seen, and the ending was a bit unfulfilling, though I won't ruin it by telling you why. Also, it's based on a true story, so that in itself makes it worth watching. This is certainly not an award winning picture, but there have been worse. What I find commendable is the fact that Chris Kentis (writer, director and editor) and his wife filmed this movie over the course of two years, during vacation trips. He had to continue working his full-time job to bring in money to cover production costs.
Aside from some unecessary nudity and not-so-good acting (I could tell from the beginning that this was a semi-amateur film) the movie was okay, and did have some great scenery and creative shots. The sharks were cool, and there were tons of them, though not enough underwater shots for a shark lover like me to enjoy.
That said, it's based on a true story! Holy Christ. I won't be reserving any seats on a scuba cruise in the foreseeable future.
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Last Update: 09 May, 2019