The Big Blue (1988)

big-blue “You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water isn’t even blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there, and you decide, that you’ll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come, and they greet you, and they judge the love you have for them. If it’s sincere, if it’s pure, they’ll be with you, and take you away forever. ” – Jacques

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Two childhood friends who are both amazing deep sea divers continue to compete against each other even after they are adults.

My Take on it – I have been a fan of Luc Besson’ s work ever since I saw Leon: The Professional (1994).

This was a movie that somehow eluded me for many years.

It started off great and I loved the way he developed the characters and the story.

The competitive nature between the two main characters played by Jean Reno and Jean-Marc Barr is very interesting because they still remain friends no matter how competitive their diving rivalry gets.

The problem I had with this movie is that it lost its edge and ran of of steam about halfway through.

This movie had lots of potential that might have worked had the story been tighter.

Bottom Line – Epicly done by Luc Besson, but it runs out of air about half way through which is unfortunate because it had so much potential. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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