Friday, January 24, 2014

Dark Tide (2012)

Number Rolled: 66
Movie Name/Year: Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: John Stockwell
Writer: Ronnie Christensen, Amy Sorlie
Actors: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Sizwe Msutu, Mark Elderkin, Thoko Ntshinga, Ralph Brown, Luke Tyler

Kate is, what her husband considers, a “Shark Whisperer.” While making a documentary involving swimming with sharks outside of a cage, there is a shark attack and Kate can’t bring herself to go back into the water. When an opportunity arises to make enough money to save her business, she’s faced with the decision of whether or not to interact with sharks again.

When I first saw this and added it to my list, I was convinced it would be either jaws-like or another creature feature about angry sharks. It turned out to be closer to reality. “Dark Tide” didn’t portray sharks as hungry, violent, monsters. In fact, the movie showed that sharks are just like any other wild life and that, if you’re careful, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem with them. It was refreshing to see that kind of take on the predators from a Hollywood stance. Unfortunately, that was the only good thing about the film.

I wasn’t fond of the actors, or the script, or anything, really. I mean, I have to respect the writers for trying to take a sports movie “you can do it” recipe and attaching it to another genre, but it was a big risk that didn’t pay off at all. “Dark Tide” wound up feeling tired and incredibly boring.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 0%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 15%

Trust-the-Dice Score1.5/5

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