Into the Blue 2: The Reef (Unrated)

Into the Blue 2: The Reef (Unrated)

On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Running Time: 
92 Minutes

Two deep sea divers are hired by a couple to help them find the mysterious and elusive San Cristobal shipwreck which is said to contain over sixty million in treasure but are they really looking for the San Cristobal or something more sinister? Stars Smallville alum Laura Vandervoort and Chris Carmack as well as The Hills Audrina Patridge.

Thirty two minutes. Thirty two minutes is how long you have to wait for this film to have any substance whatsoever. One time decent director Stephen Herek (Mr. Hollands Opus, The Mighty Ducks, The Three Musketeers) trades substance for flash as the first thirty two minutes of the film are consumed by beach bodied men and women, wet t-shirt contests, ludicrous ocean scenes, and terrible acting. Thirty two minutes. The movie does obtain some kind of plot afterwards which is muddled by even more of the same flashy body shots and even some soft core cinemax moments that consume even more run time (the film is a measly 92 minutes of which, let me reiterate, the first 32 minutes are cosmetic). In any case the plot substance is generic, and all pun intended, does little to keep this wreck afloat. To even mention it in the slightest would give the whole core of the film away.

There is a reason this film went straight to DVD but no real reason why Audrina Patridge should have had her name attached to the film since her role is only a minute long and a painful one at that. Marsha Thomason (LOST) and David Anders (Heroes) must have lost a bet on this one but for their part make their characters intriguing when there is nothing else to cling to. Still, Into the Blue 2: The Reef barely passes as a film. Catch it on cable if you have to see it.


AJ Garcia
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