I just saw the film Life Aquatic staring Bill Murray this afternoon, sorry guys and gals this was the worst film I've seen in years. Dumb story that just didn't go any were. I did like seeing the old scuba gear from time to time that was interesting. I'm very surprised these famed actors would allow them selves to be in such a bad film after so much success in other flicks.
Has anyone seen that other movie... it figures, now I forget the name, even. : Something about Deep... something? It's about the couple that surface after a dive and find that their dive boat has left them behind in the open ocean. I heard that one was bad, too.
Ya! I saw that one two, it was filmed using a hand held camcorder and again that was a terable fim as well, as it was only in theaters for about one week. What ever happened to the great film makers, I'd love to see a realy good under water story film come along other than another imax thing.
I actually liked the film where the couple was left behind. The bad behavoir of the guy who came to go diving with no mask, the macho dive masters, the careless deckhands, the nerdish divers harrasing the marine life et al and the whole silly mess reminds me of why I try to avoid cattle boats. Oh, and the "let's go away and do our own thing comment" reminds me of well--me! I thought that it portrayed modern resort oriented diving very accurately. Nemrod
Not the worlds greatest film though, but you have to cut them some slack. It was an independent film and it was filmed in 3 weeks with a production cost of about $50,000. Not bad for the money. Most movies cost an awful lot more and many aren't any better.
I saw the Bill Murry film tonight, and it did have some humerous areas in it. I was a bit disappointed that there was one a very few scenes filmed underwater with vintage gear, but those that were shown were pretty good.
I enjoyed it as a spoof on the Cousteau Society, with a lot of parallel references in it, and even the death of a son (not part of the humor). There was a credit to the Cousteau family, I believe (need to see that part again) at the end of the film too. For those of us who grew up with Cousteau, it was a good reminder that the image and the real life of the character may have been significantly different.
John C. Ratliff Diving since 1959, at age 13. Haven't stopped, and still enjoy getting wet.