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Open Water 2 Adrift

 

Picture: C+ Sound: B- Extras: D Feature: D

 

 

When Artisan got lucky having a hit with the unfortunate Blair Witch Project, they mistook it for a real franchise, did an expensive sequel and a financial disaster resulted. Now absorbed by Lionsgate, the whole company got sort of lucky again with Open Water, a cheaply made bit about a couple stuck in the middle of the water. Can they survive? Profitable, if not a massive hit, we now have Open Water 2 Adrift. This time, it was a limited release going straight to DVD.

 

A group of people get together on the boat including a captain that deals illegal drugs, but it should be a fun time for all. That is until they cannot get back on the bat, an infant is stranded there alone and they are stuck in the water with little hope of survival despite being near the actual ship. We essentially get the same film again, but decorated with more people and props. Too bad we never care for the underdeveloped characters or the tired situation. This will still be a curio at best, but see the first one if you must see either.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is soft, color limited, detail limited and mighty have been shot digitally. It is not terribly impressive and has limited rewatchability. The Dolby Digital 5.1 is better than the Dolby 2.0, but not by much, with dialogue not as full as it should be or much in the way of surrounds. The only extra is a making of piece so obligatory that it is also a bore.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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