INTO THE BLUE

The Wages of Sin Is Death

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Release Date: September 30, 2005

Starring: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba,
Scott Caan, and Josh Brolin

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Pictures Entertainment

Director: John Stockwell

Executive Producer: Louis G. Friedman, Peter
Guber, Matt Luber, and Ori
Marmur

Producer: David Zelon

Writer: Matt Johnson

Address Comments To:

Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
(Columbia Pictures/TriStar)
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
Web Page: www.spe.sony.com

Content:

(RoRo, CapCap, B, LL, VV, S, N, A, DDD, MM) Romantic worldview that prizes individuals and their happiness above morality, where the characters are strongly influenced by capitalism and desire financial success in business and life, and light moral elements such as people argue for turning in to the police illegal drugs they find and there is a light crime doesn’t pay theme; 10 obscenities and five profanities; men shot and killed, several deadly shark attacks depicted, man strangled, diver speared, hand severed off-screen, explosion, corpses, man punched, and plane crashes into water; brief sexual innuendo, some touching and kissing; young people in skimpy swimwear throughout movie; alcohol use; greedy characters get involved in illegal drug trafficking; and, kidnapping, lying, womanizing, and stealing.

Summary:

In INTO THE BLUE, a young, possibly married, couple, Jared and Samantha, finds a ship full of sunken treasure, but they also find a plane full of cocaine. INTO THE BLUE contains a few moments of suspense but is mostly predictable, implausible and boring. INTO THE BLUE is so tedious that even male teenagers looking for a salacious thrill from Jessica Alba will be bored.

Review:

INTO THE BLUE combines a chase for sunken treasure, drug trafficking, shark attacks, and a caper. Just like a soup that has too many strong ingredients, this movie should have been pitched out.

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.

In Brief:

In INTO THE BLUE, a young, possibly married, couple, Jared and Samantha, finds a ship full of sunken treasure, but they also find a plane full of cocaine. Jared and Sam want to report the drugs to the police, but their friends decide to sell the cocaine to help finance the recovery of the other ship. A drug lord comes looking for the drugs, however, and the plan goes awry. The drug lord tells Jared that if he doesn’t retrieve all of the cocaine, he will kill Samantha. A chase ensues to get to the drugs and outsmart the drug lords. The filmmakers throw in some sharks to heighten the thrills.



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.