Starring: Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes, Anthony J. Sharpe. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. © 2020 Film Inquiry. . The film is the follow up to the film Black Water. The two couples at its centre – Jennifer (Jessica McNamee) and Eric (Luke Mitchell), Yolanda (Amali Golden) and Viktor (Benjamin Hoetjes) – conceal emotional turbulence under veneers of marital contentment. In this case, the music feels more like it’s replacing other aspects of horror instead of adding to them to create full-bodied moments of terror on film. Traucki does well with the Australian vibe and water-heavy environments he specializes in, but the script’s attempts to add interpersonal drama and non-crocodile related tension feels poorly planned, executed, and unnecessary. As for examples showing how the end collapses into pure rubbish, there’s the underwater footage of a character reaching towards the camera while it jitters back and forth, apparently to show that she is “swimming.” The filmmakers also attempt to recreate the terror of the lions’ den scene from the infinitely superior The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) near the conclusion with no success, and then have the surviving cast RANDOMLY DRIVE INTO A RIVER SO THE CROC CAN BITE THEIR JEEP. This opening where we see unknown characters attacked by the monster we are going to meet shortly packs more of an emotional punch than the rest of the film. In a long history of cautionary vacation films that I like to call “don’t leave your couch movies” comes Australia’s “Black Water: Abyss,” a sequel to a little-seen but cult hit 2007 film called “Black Water.” The set-up and execution are almost charmingly simple—send five … Quintessentially a clone of the much superior “Crawl” but great fun nonetheless. Lapses in logic are prolific throughout the script, as well. 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With Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes. ... -The Ending … There are a few interesting moments of seeing the crocodile in the distance, surrounded by darkness, but these are few and far between. Black Water: Abyss. if you're going cave diving for the first time, let people know where you are going and what time you will be back. The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn.When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, a US search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Soviet vessels to recover the boat. 6 – 1980-2000: Handover & Second Wave, The History of Hong Kong Action Pt. Black Water: Abyss utilizes its score to create suspense and tension, and occasionally it works. Black Water Abyss Review. Most often the music overpowers the film and gives off that generic horror music sound – the sound associated with horror that relies too heavily on sounding daunting … As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the … Black Water: Abyss releases August 7, 2020 in theaters and On Demand. The ending of the movie was just bland and super predictable. BLACK WATER: ABYSS is a new horror movie featuring the threats of a hungry crocodile.The movie is from Australia and it’s a sequel (of sorts) to the 2007 horror movie Black Water which is also in the crocodile horror niche.. Her Twitter name is a bad pun: @mazzillofirefox. Most often the music overpowers the film and gives off that generic horror music sound – the sound associated with horror that relies too heavily on sounding daunting rather than building memorable scares from the environment and premise. I felt more for these two tourists than I did for the characters we are supposed to care about in the main action of the film. Writers: John Ridley, Sarah Smith Yes, I wrote that in all caps. Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. If slow-burn tension is more your killer-reptile speed, then stick with the original Black Water. Your email address will not be published. Become a Member and support film journalism. Black Water: Abyss (2020) is a stand-alone sequel to the 2007 killer croc flick Black Water. دانلود فیلم جدید ” Black Water Abyss 2020 ” با سه کیفیت عالی و متوسط. Black Water Abyss Review. Yet, despite laughable drama, narrative loose ends and a criminally preposterous ending, Black Water: Abyss is not a complete failure. He searches the water for Lee, who got tangled up in ropes underneath the boat. Black Water: Abyss is the antithesis of bland. Adventure-loving couple Eric and Jennifer convince their friends, Yolanda and Viktor, to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. Black Water: Abyss (77) 1 h 38 min 2020. Sign up to get our cinematic goodness delivered to your inbox every weekend. 2020 Directed by Andrew Traucki. Source: IMDB Most films that target millennials or the younger generation tend to provide a storyline that will leave them satisfied. series 2015) acts effectively as the emotionally distant team leader. Suddenly, the boat capsizes, dumping the occupants into the water; this kills Jim instantly, for some reason, and his body floats away. For example, the crocodile is treated much as the T-Rex in Jurassic Park, and characters are urged to stay still to avoid its attack. There’s a reason–I’m shouting so everyone will acknowledge how insanely contrived this moment is. There are some nice croc shots, and what little CGI that’s used is effective (or at least well hidden). Tension is sometimes achieved due to the claustrophobic setting and darkness. I like his bit with Cash when they were trying to find the way out. Throughout most of the film, the crocodile attacks are the horror equivalent of Liam Neeson climbing over a fence in Taken 3. Overall, the onset of the movie promises a Black Water-like realistic crocodile thriller, and the end strives for over-the-top zaniness ala 2019’s Crawl, but it achieves neither. Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected. Add to this madness that characters swing flashlights around like they’re suffering seizures and fire guns like they’re swatting at flies, and you have one of the worst endings I’ve experienced in modern cinema. The original was co-directed and co-written by David and Andrew Nerlich, and gave a nicely realistic Open Water-style spin on the reptile in the water genre. Black Water: Abyss replaces interesting horror with more generic, and overly dramatic plot points. Review. This sets up the film and draws you into the action, but everything else pales in comparison. Let’s start with the things I like which isn’t a lot. Share your thoughts in the comments. 5 – 1980: New Wave, Cinema City, Jackie Chan & John Woo, The History of Hong Kong Action Cinema Pt. I am rating "Black Water: Abyss" a less than mediocre four out of ten stars. Anyone a fan of giant Crocodiles ? کیفیت عالی ۱۰۸۰p 720p WEB-DL دوبله فارسی افزوده شد The film is directed by Andrew Traucki, a veteran of the creature feature, previously directing Black Water (more killer crocs), The Reef (killer sharks), and The Jungle (killer leopard). This new entry has an equally new team behind it, with Andrew Traucki (The Reef 2010) in the director’s seat and the writing team of John Ridley and Sarah Ridley (Bite Club series 2018) tackling the script. 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