Deep Gold follows Amy Sanchez, a champion free diver who, along with her sister Jess, find themselves thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy. After a government plane carrying a ...
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Deep Gold follows Amy Sanchez, a champion free diver who, along with her sister Jess, find themselves thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy. After a government plane carrying a fortune in gold goes missing over Philippine waters, Amy and Jess struggle to investigate the disappearance with help from Lulu and the mysterious Benny Simpson. Soon, the girls learn they are in over their heads.Written by
This film was made by a film school in Cebu, Philippines, which was started just to make this film. It took them 5 years. See more »
(at around 31mins) When the two girls find that the water depth is much shallower than they thought, one of them says, "79 and 77 meters," but the digital display shows 79 and then 78 meters. See more »
Shower Scene Song
Written and Produced by Jaye Muller
Performed by Michelle Sudarsono See more »
A lackluster film with poor development and lots of fake reviews
Action! Treasure! Bikinis! Water! On the surface, Deep Gold promises the potential viewer an action-packed film that you'll love so much, you'll keep coming back to see it again and again. The problem with promising something huge is that it's hard to deliver on that promise, and Deep Gold certainly failed to deliver.
The main reason I'm writing this review is because this film was awful enough to be memorable as one of the only movies I ever recall throwing away immediately after watching. Deep Gold seems like it might be a decent movie when you start watching it, but the way in which the plot progresses is simply uninteresting. There isn't anything about the characters that makes them stand out. The words "lackluster" and "generic" keep coming to mind even as I write this, and it's true: you've seen this same basic story repeated many times over in much more exciting movies. The worst part is that the action sequences are poorly cut, poorly choreographed, and aren't as enjoyable as they seem to believe they are. They're also sometimes awkward and annoying, but the music is rapid and intense, leading to a bizarre, unpleasant feeling of dissonance that is difficult to explain.
I will admit that there are a few visually interesting aspects, particularly since it was shot in the Philippines. There are plenty of boats and other water-related things that a land-locked soul might enjoy seeing, and also some shots in mountains and forests that look different from what we're used to seeing in many Hollywood productions. Reasonably attractive women in bathing suits, shiny black pants, and light clothing are included as an attempt at providing some mild titillation. Unfortunately, this "eye candy" doesn't save Deep Gold from its problems.
What really irked me after being disappointed enough to toss the film directly into the trash can was coming to IMDb out of curiosity and seeing a lot of highly rated reviews. They couldn't sound more like paid shill reviews if they tried. I am surprised that they are still up as of December 2015.
This is NOT a film that you're going to enjoy enough to want to watch twice, but you might want to watch it once just to increase your appreciation of other (better) films, or perhaps if you have a serious thing for Filipino ladies in films and don't care about the plot.
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