Open Water 2: Adrift
A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water many miles from shore, with baby Sara left alone on board. Sara's mother Amy must contend with her aqua-phobia as well as the group's increasing desperation, as the friends begin to turn on each other. Soon the exhaustion of keeping afloat and the struggle to get back on board begin to take a terrible toll. The happy reunion turns into a fight for survival...
Where the fuck are the sharks?
I forgot how totally lame this movie was
"Our daughter is scarred for life."
Survival movie about a group of people who all jump off their boat into the sea without lowering the ladder first. Sounds simple and it is, but quite tense when it needs to be.
I left it a long time to see this film, but even when the trailer was released back in 2007 it was clear that Adrift was going to be pretty ropey from the premise alone.
The first film, Open Water was clever and did extremely well for the meagre budget it had. What made it hit home even more was that it was a true story based on a couple who are Scuba Diving and the boat forgets to pick them up. As somebody who Scuba Dives myself, this wasn't even a possibility I'd thought much about before this film, but the eventuality is likely a greater fear than shark attacks or other such fears. What worked really well for…
I remember enjoying this the first time I watched it (never seen the original), but this time the overwrought direction and acting hurt my ability to buy the coincidences and conveniences I was being sold. Still a fairly enjoyable B-movie, but I'd suggest The Reef instead.
[Light spoilers ahead]
This one was... odd. There are about two really likeable characters and the whole group behaves very irrational. Yes, some of it you can definitely handwave out of the way since (obviously) you (hopefully!) were never in that kind of situation, but some things... just. You know. Irritating.
since other reviews I have read about this one complain that the character can't even last an hour in the water and 'just float around on their backs', I suppose a point could also be made that the passage of time isn't explained to the viewer all that well, though there are definitely some daylight changes.
Overall I think the whole scenario would have worked much, much better if…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.