It’s Tuesday and that can only mean one thing…
I LOVE Meerkat Movies because it’s a cheap date night for me and Ginger. Not that we skimp constantly but when it comes to the cinema, it can be quite pricey. Meerkat Movies allows us to have some us time as well as watch films we are dying to see. This particular film was one just for me.
As I have previously mentioned in my ‘The Shallows‘ review, I do love films which involve the sea/ocean and sharks. This also scopes across films featuring stranded people at sea. Once again, I don’t know why but they just drag me in. The fact that this film is a true story being told drew me in, even more, with just the feeling of awe that someone had to go through the ordeal.
The film was a decent 1 hour and 39 minutes long which I feel was a good thing as the film didn’t draw itself out. In regards to filling the space, it was filled but just not with what you would call action. The film moved at a steady pace, following the outcome on the boat throughout the ordeal. It was a film which triggers emotions within you rather than one to entertain throughout.
I and Ginger had very different opinions. Let’s start with Ginger’s:
Ginger referred to the film as ‘okay’. He is a stereotypical man who enjoys full-on action throughout a film and unfortunately, this was not the film for him. I could tell he was getting bored halfway through when he started fidgeting. However, he did enjoy the film for what it was, I just think he was a little deflated by it.
My opinions are the opposite. I loved the film and it met my expectations. As I said, I appreciate the fact that it was a true story and this enhances the emotions throughout even more. It did sting my eyes and I will warn that you may need to be prepared for the sadness and tear in your eye which shall happen.
One aspect of the film that I was not a fan of was the flip between how the two met and then adrift on the boat. It is not in chronological order which I do not like as I find it confusing at times but I understand some may appreciate this way of filming more. One thing, however, that I was a fan of was the twist. Every good film needs a twist, right? And this one changed everything!
Overall, the films was a good one and I would recommend. It is not one which needs to be watched in the cinema, it could easily be as enjoyable sat at home in your pyjamas with a bowl of popcorn.
Please note: All images are my own or are not under copyright and have been credited. All opinions are my own and/or Ginger’s and are truthful.