(Mostly Live Blogged for your pleasure so rather disjointed – Spoilers Probable).
(Watched this first bit last week)
Dead Calm stars an Australian accented and very ginger and curly haired Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. Also Billy Zane with wild eyebrows and a sweating problem. Rae (Nicole) and John (Sam) are on boat having a nice time when they rescue Hughie (Billy). He tells them everyone on his yacht got sick and died.
Pretty budget looking movie, though it is quite old, there are quite a number of cassette tapes, something outlawed in 1995. While Hughie is asleep John goes off to Hughie’s boat to check it out because his 25 years as a seaman makes him suspect something, despite this he leaves Rae behind. On the yacht he discovers dead naked ladies and evidence of debauchery. Hughie realises he has been caught and steals John’s boat with Rae on board. There is a funny bit involving Ben the dog and his fetching skills. Rae tries to foil Hughie to get back to John. Good opportunity to see Nic-nips if that’s on your bucket list. For some reason she puts up with a “rape” in order to trick Hughie, not sure about you but I may have tricked him with the gun that was in the cupboard before it got to that stage. While this is happening John is stuck in a sinking crime scene. Storm comes. Spoke too soon the gun is out but Hughie has it. (“I hate this movie” – Mr Pigalina). Rae killed her dog by accident – unnecessary. 😦 (On the plus side the “dead dog” is the worst dead dog you will see in a long while). John about to drown inside sinking boat – locked below deck somehow. Cockroaches a possible symbol for Hughie who will not die. Whole boat bursts into flames in about 5 seconds thanks to petrol and lantern. Binoculars rendered useless in the hands of Rae after previously being able to help them notice things only 5 metres away. Rae chooses not to drown Hughie when she has the chance.
This movie teaches us that though the Pacific Ocean is vast, two people can be separated and find each other again.
Sitting waiting for Hughie to pop out of the water like Jason in Friday 13th. Almost, he’s back with such a lame death scene. So. Hot. It’s. Tom. Thank goodness we didn’t pay to see it.
(Mr Pigalina – “I hated that movie. Fact.”)