As I said in an earlier post, I won't be seeing "Into the Blue" because of its plot. Film critic Manohla Dargis explains why:
This undiluted nonsense is best suited to DVD-rental desperation. Still, aficionados of cheap cinematic thrills involving beautiful and stupid young people will be happy to learn that while the film fizzles far more than it sizzles, its director, John Stockwell, is a connoisseur of the female backside, which he displays to great and frequent advantage. Jessica Alba elicits most of Mr. Stockwell's attention: he films her posterior as worshipfully as George Cukor filmed Garbo's face. But it is Ashley Scott, as the resident bad girl, who is the focus of one of the most startling images in recent memory: a shot of her from the P.O.V. of someone about to engage in an act that, until a 2003 Supreme Court decision, was banned in half the states in the country.
Full story: Sand, Water, Intrigue and a Lot of Suntans (via The New York Times)
Friday, September 30, 2005
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 2:11 AM