Sunday, August 28, 2011
Everyone is snorkeling off of Australia and things are awesome. I identify because I've been on snorkeling trips that seem sweet but things could go wrong at any moment. The fish are cute and everything's great but the boat capsizes and everyone has to figure out what's up.
Some people decide to swim to an island 12 miles away. Programming note: I'm a marathoner and I run 12 miles on a fairly regular basis. Swimming 12 miles is an entirely different thing. Running 12 miles takes around 2 hours...I can't imagine what swimming 12 miles would take. Some people stay put on the sinking boat and hope it doesn't take them down with it.
Now a shark is stalking around as everyone tries to get to safety. Now I thought sharks only were attracted to humans if they were on a surfboard and looked like seals. Apparently not. These snorkelers try to dodge sharks as they attempt to reach dry land.
Unfortunately you really can't make a fast-paced movie when it comes to sitting around in the ocean waiting for a predator. Jaws did it years ago but that combined excellent acting with quite an anomaly that The Reef cannot quite match. It wasn't a complete waste of my time, but was not awesome either.
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