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Rakshasa wrote:Python wrote:
On the negative side, I also thought it was a tad repetitive and tedious but, given the premise, I knew that the action would be limited.When OPEN WATER first came out, I remember thinking that the premise sounded dark, depressing, and tedious, so I never bothered to see it. Then I heard about THE REEF and thought "I don't know, this sounds just like OPEN WATER".After seeing THE REEF, I have to say it was exactly what I thought OPEN WATER was going to be like. Not my cup of sea water, I guess.
On the negative side, I also thought it was a tad repetitive and tedious but, given the premise, I knew that the action would be limited.
Aug 17 11 5:28 AM
SPOILER ALERT***On the first attack, when the shark blows pass them I thought that was a real shark not a composite shot or effect.
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The "survival horror" sub-genre list is growing with this (which is kind of a cheat since it's more or less another telling of Open Water)
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Great Ape wrote:I will have to watch this film. As far as "Open Water" goes, I really disliked it. Not a fan.
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Aug 18 11 8:06 AM
I think what turned me off to THE REEF wasn't just the all-too familiar sight of Great White Shark documentary-looking footage (c'mon, we've seen this stuff for years during The Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK and elsewhere; it isn't that unique, shocking, or out-of-the-ordinary at this point to see a Great White up close and racing toward a camera lens),Not everyone watches Discovery Channel, or is enamored of Big Critter documentaries, Doug. I know I don't and I'm not. I suspect there are others here who haven't glutted themselves on When Large Sea Creatures Go Wild shows. ... Reed
Aug 18 11 8:47 AM
Anyway, we delivered the bomb...
Aug 18 11 9:01 AM
For me, the sharks are a secondary (albeit fatal) component of Open Water and The Reef. The strongest horror for me comes in visualizing being alone in an empty sea (this was strongly conveyed in Open Water, and overrode any irritation derived from the two characters in question). I haven't watched The Reef yet, but if I interpreted the trailers correctly, at least the four players could see land some distance away. I always think "What would I do in such a situation?" which includes the scenarios in the other films as well. Sanctum doubles up on that fear by locating water problems miles below the surface of the earth.I'm not sure characterization overrides situational horror, for me, anyway. The characters in Frozen weren't exactly the most likable at the beginning of the film. The Canyon is a whole 'nother story -- the characterizations were pretty positive at the beginning, and like Frozen, only took one stupid decision to create a disaster. Of course, The Canyon was aided tremendously by Will Patton and Yvonne Strahovski (of the series Chuck).... Reed
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Aug 18 11 2:02 PM
Badfinger wrote:Great Ape wrote:I will have to watch this film. As far as "Open Water" goes, I really disliked it. Not a fan.Then you won't like THE REEF.
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