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  • Those who die all die a different and interesting way
  • I could definitely see myself in that situation which made me more invested in the characters

    • by Bozsi

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      This is a surprisingly good sequel. What made it good was how it diverged from the original. The main danger in Open Water was the ever present threat of shark attack. In Open Water 2, the writer and director cleverly play on the expectation of sharks. For instance, a character is stabbed while in the water and bleeds profusely, leaving the audience to expect a shark any second. People bang on the boat and splash loudly several times throughout the movie, actions that usually bring about sharks. There is even a

      scene where someone yells that they’ve been bitten, but no shark and no wound can be found. There are no sharks in this movie, not even a shape in the water. I can respect the movie for taking its own path.

      Open Water 2 focused on the dangers of being in the water for long periods of time: dehydration, hypothermia, exhaustion, and fatigue to name a few. The characters each face their own physical and emotional crises. Those who die all die a different and interesting way. The most interesting was the one ...

      • woman who couldn’t bear to die treading water. She decided to make a swim for shore, an impossible task, and at least die trying to survive.

        What made the plot more compelling was that they are stranded in the water, next to a boat. No one remembered to lower the ladder before they all jumped into the ocean and there is no way back on board. I could definitely see myself in that situation which made me more invested in the characters.

        While I liked the movie, I do want to reiterate that

        it is a sequel and that there are low moments as well. The characters aren’t well developed. There is also a subplot involving the owner of the boat. He tells all his old friends he owns this wonderful yacht, but, in reality, he is a low level employee in a large company and has stolen his boss’ boat. It’s a really weak premise and does nothing for the movie.

        Overall, given that it’s a sequel and the expectations were low, this was a pretty good movie. I recommend it on a rainy day.

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