BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
So, this popped up on netflix and I love a good shark film, as well as my mum loving them too, so we all sat down on Sunday and had a watch. "Three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with great white sharks. When a massive wave suddenly destroys their boat, they find themselves floating in the ocean with a swarm of hungry man-eaters."
What I hadn't realised about the film though, was it was the newest sequel to the 2003 film Open Water... As soon as I saw that, I really didn't think I would like it, I didn't like the other two Open Waters that much... Quite slow and nothing really happened I found. And being this is the second sequel, I didn't really think that I was in for much. But was I wrong! Far from wrong actually.
I thought this was so much better than the first two, even though at first the characters really did my head in, I did grow to like them a fair bit.
The main characters are three friends, two brothers and one brothers girlfriend, obviously this doesn't go to plan... I won't tell you in which ways as it is fun to watch, but if you think about it, you can probably guess... It's still very fun to watch though, especially as tensions start to rise in the group later on.
I think what this film did that made it more enjoyable than the others was that I felt it had more of an ongoing story. It took a while for them to get capsized and stuck at sea, and up until that point you were watching them be friends, travel around, all sorts, it wasn't just watching people float in an ocean which the other two pretty much is. This film has a story and you get to know the friends and see what happens with them and travel with them, then, even when they get stuck floating, it changes it up ever so often too. It is not just a story about people floating.
On a side note though, sharks aren't this mean, they actually get a bad rep from films like this, (don't believe everything you see in films, people!), and don't actually like the taste of humans. They bite to see what we are, if they had hands, they would use those to see what we were, but all they have are teeth and a mouth. Don't hate them.
Another side note, one of my longest, closest friends has a fear of sharks but reads my website, so unlike last time, I won't put any photos of sharks on here for her... Just if you were wondering why there were no photos of a film about sharks..
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..