Into the Blue
Oh dear. Still, at least I had an idea what to expect.
So, Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious
) and Jessica Alba (Dark Angel
, hence why I wanted to see this) are divers in the Bananas. Walker is obsessed with finding sunken treasure, and thus making lots of money. Alba just wants to be With Her Man. Enter Walker's fast-talking, morally vacant, obviously-stupid brother and his girlfriend of fourteen hours. Then cue finding a crashed plane full of drugs, and
a legendary sunken vessel.
Debate about the drugs. Need money to raise wreck. At this point, it could go either way, but you know it won't, because it's not that kind of movie (i.e. one with a modicum of sense). So, moron brother gets them all dragged into trouble with the plane's owner, and it all goes downhill from there.
Alba struggles here, alas. I thought she did a much better job playing Max in DA, but she seems rather unconvincing in this role. Possibly it's the terrible script, but that's never been a problem for, say, Christopher Walken.
Generally, it doesn't deliver as a convincing movie, nor does it have what's needed for a out-and-out action movie. It's just lacking in ambition all round. And beautiful scenery and undersea footage don't make up for it.
So I went off and watched Lemony Snicket again, which was much, much better than this or the Descent, put together. Current Mood: Bored