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Blue Crush 2
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07.12.2011 By: Chris Bumbray
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Director:
Mike Elliot

Actors:
Sharni Vinson
Elizabeth Mathis

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A young surfer named Dana (Sasha Jackson) leaves the comfort of Malibu behind in order to fulfill her later mother's dream of surfing Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
The only thing surprising about BLUE CRUSH 2 was that it took this long for Universal to green-light a straight-to-DVD sequel, with them having exploited their back catalogue on many less successful films in order to get out DTV product.

BLUE CRUSH 2 is the same as other DTV films like SMOKING ACES 2, or DEATH RACE 2, in that it's nothing more than a cheaper variation on the first film. At least the original BLUE CRUSH had stylish visuals courtesy of director John Stockwell, and a likable performance by Kate Bosworth. Sasha Jackson, the lead here- is about as generic as you can get in a film like this, but again- probably not bad enough to make this unintentionally funny.

Of course, if you're a major surfing enthusiast, this may be of some interest, as there are some well-choreographed moments at sea. However, whenever the characters are on land, or actually (God-forbid) have to speak, it just grinds to halt. I've a feeling even the most undemanding audience will be fast-forwarding through a lot of the boring stretches- and at 113 minutes, this is too long by at least a half hour.
THE EXTRAS
Surprisingly, BLUE CRUSH 2 is a rather packed disc, featuiring commentary with the cast and crew, deleted scenes , gag reel , Making Of , and a featurette on the surf scenes.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
The only audience that could possibly enjoy this are tween-fans that only just discovered the original film. Everyone else would be well advised to skip this- which is essentially a surfing travolgue boasting some nice scenery (albeit, shot in a lackluster way) and a constant pop-rock soundtrack of generic indie bands no one's ever heard of.
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