INTO THE BLUE
The Wages of Sin Is Death
Release Date: September 30, 2005
Starring: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba,
Scott Caan, and Josh Brolin
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Director: John Stockwell
Executive Producer: Louis G. Friedman, Peter
Guber, Matt Luber, and Ori
Producer: David Zelon
Writer: Matt Johnson
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Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Jessica Alba and Paul Walker play Jared and Samantha, a young, possibly married couple who live happily in shabby conditions. Jared is a diver and Sam works at a marine park. When Jared’s friend Bryce and Bryce’s girlfriend Amanda arrive for vacation, the four of them go snorkeling and find an airplane that had crashed into the sea. The airplane is full of tightly bundled packages of cocaine. Bryce and Amanda propose that they sell it and get rich, but Jared and Sam are principled, and they resolve to tell authorities about the illegal drug stash.
On the same dive, Jared finds evidence of a buried treasure that many sailors had assumed to be mythological. If he can dig the ship out of the ocean floor, he and his friends will be rich beyond their dreams. Jared’s big obstacle is that he can’t afford to buy the equipment necessary to excavate the buried ship.
The scheming couple, Bryce and Amanda, take it upon themselves to go back into the water and retrieve the cocaine. They plan to sell some of it and help Jared pull out the treasure. Naturally, once a drug lord gets involved, the plan goes awry, and all four of them are in serious trouble. The drug lord tells Jared that if he doesn’t retrieve all of the cocaine, he will kill Sam.
What ensues is a chase to get to the drugs and outsmart the drug lords. It contains a few moments of suspense but is mostly predictable, implausible and boring.
Jared and Sam exercise judgment and choose not to get entangled with the drugs, but their friend’s bad decision affects them, too. Eventually, Jared becomes greedy and begins to cooperate with the drug trafficker. In the end, all of the drug traffickers are killed by other drug dealers, Jared or sharks, and so it seems that crime doesn’t pay. Jared comes out on top, even though he doesn’t have clean hands.
All the characters are in revealing swimwear throughout the movie, which makes going to see INTO THE BLUE little more than an excuse to ogle women. There is no sexual activity in the movie, however, or actual nudity.
INTO THE BLUE is so tedious, however, that even teenagers looking for a salacious thrill from Jessica Alba will be bored.
INTO THE BLUE contains a few moments of suspense but is mostly predictable, implausible and boring. All the characters are in revealing swimwear throughout the movie, which makes going to see INTO THE BLUE little more than an excuse to ogle women. There is no sexual activity in the movie, however, or actual nudity, but there is brief foul language and sexual innuendo. INTO THE BLUE is so tedious, however, that even male teenagers looking for a salacious thrill from Jessica Alba will be bored.