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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:19 PM
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Am I the only person that likes "Open Water"?
I'm watching it for the first time now, and loving it (read that as "it's freaking me right the fuck out.").

Several people told me it sucked, but I'm loving it . . . or maybe those people have just never been in a situation where this was an actual possibility (being stranded in the middle of the ocean). I have been, and :scared:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:21 PM
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1. Come back in a hour and tell us that
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:22 PM
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2. LOL . . . well, it's 11:30 at night in the movie.
So when does it start to suck?
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cookies7 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:49 PM
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11. The End. That's when it starts to suck.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:59 PM
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14. I disagree :)
It's not a Hollywood ending, but then again, it's not a Hollywood movie.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:30 PM
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39. 9 times out of 10 I prefer none Hollywood endings.
But this movie was supposed to be based on a true story. And that means that everything that happened after they left the boat was completely made up, since it becomes obvious at the end that nobody was around to tell what happened.

That was the exact same beef I had with The Perfect Storm, which had basically the same ending and, btw, was a major hollywood film.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:39 PM
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40. Actually there have been cases where the search for the missing
divers turned up shredded wetsuits and the like.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:13 PM
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31. LOL... At least we had something else to do while we were watching it
:evilgrin:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:23 PM
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3. Seeing the preview at the theater one day freaked me right the fuck
out of ever wanting to see it at all! So good job with the scary plot, but not so good at the marketing of it.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:09 PM
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27. Speaking as one who is still afraid of sharks ever since Jaws in 1975
I think I will give Deep Water a miss.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:24 PM
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4. My sister bought it and told me how much it rocked.
She doesn't praise that kind of film often (she's really into tragic love stories and chicky films) but she liked this one.
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cags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:24 PM
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5. I just rented it, and The Village, I can't decide which one to watch first
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:29 PM
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6. The Village is excellent..watch that first..this way if you get tired....
you won't miss anything
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:04 PM
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22. I was very disappointed in The Village
...I figured out the twist before I ever set foot in the theatre. Still pretty good, though.
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Philly Buster Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:44 PM
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41. I wacthed the Village this afternoon
I thought it was really good.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:32 PM
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7. i absolutely LOVED it
one of the most absolutely bone chilling movies i've ever seen.

in the theatre, there was a part where i thought i would be sick and have to leave it was just so intense.


fantastic film!!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:38 PM
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9. Agreed, I just finished watching it.
EXCELLENT FILM

If you like realism, this is it.

Damn, my heart is still pounding.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:59 PM
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15. and to think
the same guy shot, wrote, edited and directed the whole thing!

outstanding!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:03 PM
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20. Indie film making at it's most basic.
Free of high-dollar special effects, free of outside commercial influence, and free of traditional frameworks of what is "acceptable."

Very well done.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:16 PM
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34. Kinda seemed obvious that the same guy shot, wrote, edited and directed
it... It would have been a FANTASTIC short if only he was a bit better at editing. :evilgrin:
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:19 PM
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36. really ? you thought so?
wasn't obvious to me at all... in fact, i didn't find out until AFTER the movie all these facts...

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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:27 PM
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38. I was mainly just being snotty, buuuuuut....
since you ask... It seemed obvious because parts of the film were really good, but others were just mediocre at best... maybe he was trying to play too many roles. But who am I to judge? Apparently it appealed to some.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:34 PM
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8. That is the second worst movie I've ever seen.
The first being a tie between Mars Attacks and Galaxy Quest.

When I saw Open Water in the theater people were laughing at it because it was so boring and pathetic by the end. The sharks go away... now they come back... now they go away... then they come back again. Oooooohhhh, scary.

All my friends who saw it with me were really disappointed and we left musing about how we could get our money back.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:39 PM
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10. Ever been around sharks?
That's not unusual behavior.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:53 PM
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13. Maybe not...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:56 PM by rockymountaindem
but I went to the movies to be entertained, not to watch a nature documentary being non-narrated by a couple of bad actors. Besides, those shark week shows are 1 hour with commercials. Open Water was, what, 2.5 hours long? Sheesh.

On edit: Your appreciation of this movie can only lead me to conclude that your taste in films sucks, you are a horrible person with only a 6th grade education and are in reality, a freeper sent here to get liberals to waste time on a movie that they shouldn't watch.

:silly:
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:01 PM
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16. Mmmmmhmmmm
First, you might want to get your watch fixed, as the movie is approximately 80 minutes run time.

Second, you might want to refrain from attacking people based on your own ignorance.

You really should tone down the insults and attacks, they only make you look foolish.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:08 PM
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26. Just a little joke
I mean, nobody would call anyone a Freeper for real based on their choice in movies. Lighten up.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:10 PM
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29. In that case . . . .
I fart in your general direction (thus feeling much lighter).

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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:01 PM
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17. some of us don't need
big, expensive thematic effects to entertain.

the realism in this film is its greatness.

not to mention the dialogue between the couple throughout... just standout...
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:05 PM
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23. I think he would have preferred it if a bunch of robots with laser guns
had come down and rescued the couple from the sharks and shuttled them off to an alien planet where cheese grew on trees.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:03 PM
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19. I LOVED Galaxy Quest.
I thought it was just a hoot. You obviously have no sense of cinema my friend.

:evilgrin:
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:09 PM
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28. See... I'm not offended.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:12 PM
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30. Because deep down....
you LOVE Galaxy Quest!! I knew it!! I am hitting alert. Questor lover. Questor lover!!
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:16 PM
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33. I didn't know mods needed the alert button...
But if that's the case, then... <deep breath> go ahead and pull the trigger, because I'm such an asshole that I posted sarcasm in the lounge. I know... sarcasm in the lounge is probably over the line, and I accept responsibility for my actions. So do it, man, ban me... remember me to the ladies when I'm gone.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:17 PM
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35. Okay, I will remember you to the ladies
...of which I am one, but first post a picture. Ha. Ha. Galaxy Quest Lover. You can't fool me.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:24 PM
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37. Oh, I read your username as "Milo"
but upon checking your profile I realize that's not what it is. Sorry.

My friend said you need to be a Trekkie to really like Galaxy Quest, and I've always been more of a Star Wars fan, to the extent that I'm a fan of that sort of thing. In response to the above claims about what I thought could have made Open Water better... yeah, aliens would have been cool. But then when I was watching Open Water the idea of Darth Vader walking down the aisle and doing me in with a light saber, or even that "force grip" thing looked appealing.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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42. Look, I've got one job on this ship.
It's stupid, but I'm going to do it.

(I love that line when Gwen DeMarco is translating for the computer says, even though the computer is speaking in English. I laugh just thinking about it :))
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:53 PM
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12. I thought it was great
The setup plods along, but by the time they're in the water the pacing feels about right. I thought it was very entertaining and very well constructed for suspense.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:02 PM
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18. I thought it was great
I am going to make the kids watch before we go on our cruise in Feb. That should keep them away from the rails.


:evilgrin:
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:03 PM
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21. LOL
That's truly evil. . . . ingenious, but evil :evilgrin:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:06 PM
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24. Thank you, I thought so myself.
My little one is only 8 and we are going on this trip with Hubby's company, so I am a tad worried about it.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:08 PM
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25. Just put a waist band on him and attached to a leash tied around your
waist :)

That ought to do the trick.
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:15 PM
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32. Loved It
The more feeble-minded DUers don't get car chases, which confuses them. But the movie made me think about it long after, which is the hallmark of a good film.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:33 PM
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43. Open Water really pissed me off
It's the first time I was ever close to asking for my money back :grr:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:36 PM
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44. Looked like a cheesy Jaws / Blair Witch lovechild to me (nt)
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