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Into the Blue
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Dec 27, 2005 By: Matt Hosack
Into the Blue order
Director:
John Stockwell

Actors:
Paul Walker
Jessica Alba
Scott Caan

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Jared (Paul Walker) is a beach bum without a job and only his assets. Somehow the gorgeous Sam (Jessica Alba) is totally in love with him. They spend their days frolicking among the waves, until one day Jareds friend shows up and they discover something deep in the oceans depths.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
You have to love how some movies know they suck so they shamelessly plug what males love most, the female body, and believe me when I say no one does it as good as director John Stockwell. His latest outing, INTO THE BLUE, is all about the skin. Anyone going to see this has one reason alone (well, maybe two) Jessica Alba! Video rentals were invented for such a film. The film has a PG-13 tacked onto it but there were beautiful moments that approached R status. This sub-par film exceeds any expectations by providing material good enough for any master debater. Yes, T&A abounds and lots of close-up rear shots that approach creepy pervert status.

The story is pretty much an EXACT rip-off of THE DEEP with Nick Nolte. Basically, Paul Walker and Jessica Alba are poor, beautiful white trash, that have friends coming in for the weekend. They happen upon a crashed plane filled with tons of coke (not the drink). It also turns out that Mr. Fast & Furious may have found a famous shipwreck worth billions. Naturally, drug lords show up and his friends (Scot Caan & a topless Ashley Scott) get in trouble. Also causing trouble is a rival treasure hunter played by the very cool Josh Brolin. The filmmakers have assembled a lot of cheese, but at least they know it, and provide overpowering scenery both literally and figuratively. INTO THE BLUE turned out to be a nice little diversion albeit not worth the money. The story is fun, lots of glorious female bodies, and more realistic shark attacks than JAWS. Only recommended for those looking for mindless fun and sizzling scenery.
THE EXTRAS
Audio Commentary with Director John Stockwell: Mr. Stockwell pretty much put me to sleep. No offense to Mr. Stockwell but Id rather hear from the females and Scott Caan. Its not a bad commentary but not that interesting either.

Diving Deeper Into the Blue: A half an hour EPK that was undoubtedly tacked on at the last minute. Its just the actors and Stockwell telling us how cool the movie is. There are some nice additional skin shots as well as skin talk. Not really worth the time though.

10 Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary: These are well done, yet nothing special. Most deleted scenes are cut for a reason. The commentary is nice to hear why, but its been my experience, most people wont even give them a second thought.

Screen Tests: There are three screen tests with Scott Caan, Paul Walker, and Tyson Beckford. I always find these fun as you see the actors as they really are. The video is terrible, by the way. Very pixilated.

There are also a crapload of previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
INTO THE BLUE doesnt have any pretensions and goes for the hot bods. It by and large is entertaining but certainly not what you would call good. A guilty pleasure at best, you may find yourself reaching for this at the rental store, because who can resist Paul Walkers abs and Jessica Albas ahem.
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