Open Water 2
The film Adrift has just had its name changed to Open Water 2 for its German release, why, no one seems sure, although the big guess is marketing.
Why not? Open Water did pretty well and was quite an effective little film, so why not capitilise on the success? I'll tell you why, because this movie seems to follow the Hollywood model, "more of the same" and chuck in teenagers while you're at it.
A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water many miles from shore, with baby Sara left alone on board. Sara's mother Amy must contend with her aqua-phobia as well as...
Stop it now, I'd rather tackle the sharks. Come on, that is the Hollywood rule book just thrown at a movie. Oh I can't begin to say how terrible that outline sounds, you just have to pray that the movie is better, but that name change doesn't give much more hope does it?