Movies From the Hat 7 – #12 – Kim’s Pick – The Reef (2010)


This is my 3957th Review

Thanks to Kim of Tranquil Dreams for this recommendation.

Here are her thoughts on the film.

“Hey, hey! Hello, mate. ” – Matt

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Apr 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A group of friend son a boat trip get stranded in the middle of the Ocean and must swim to safety in shark infested waters.

My Take on it – As most of you know, I’m not a big fan of horror films but sometimes, i can stomach stories about predatory animals.

This film just doesn’t work on any level and wasn’t entertaining at all.

The acting is terrible and every line or action by the actors seems really wooden.

The scenes where they are pursued by the shark also don’t seem genuine at all and instead seem quite laughable.

The only think really worth watching here is the beautiful aquatic shots from the water and the aerial shots from above.

Shark attack movies have become a trend over the past few years and this is not one of the better ones.

It’s actually cool to know that they used real sharks for all of the shots instead of a mechanical one (see Trivia below), but even that doesn’t help make this film feel more realistic or add much to the tension of the situation that the characters all find themselves in.

This might have been a better movie if they actually had the actors in danger for real because maybe then we would be able to get real recations from them as they are being hunted by this shark in the vastness of the ocean.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that just wasn’t entertaining at all. Fits into a genre that I can’t say I’m very fond of in general. The acting is really wooden and even when the shark attacks, it was hard to believe that it was really happening.  The aquatic footage is great to look at and is the only thing worth viewing in this film.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The sharks in this film were real. Moreover, all the footage of the sharks was filmed at Port Lincoln, South Australia. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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