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In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.
PROS: I liked the premise of the movie. I actually think, that although this was based on real events, it was actually altogether compelling. The director had a clear image for what this movie should've been and it seemed to me that he achieved everything that the set out to do. The acting was good when it wasn't thrilling. When the movie was slower and wasn't building up tension the characters did a nice job at showing their individual relationships.
CONS: For me the movie was just too corny. Overall the acting felt extra and bizarre. The movements the actors made felt very rehearsed and unnatural. Characters in the movie just didn't fell real when it came to the action scenes. With horror movies it is important to have the authenticity in both the tense and the not tense scenes. The sort of fakeness I saw in the movie effected my watching experience greatly. The intensity fell flat because there was no real fear that took place because there were no people experiencing the real fear. It all comes back around to how real everything feels. If I don't feel that this could actually happen to me then I wouldn't actually be scared. The other thing that frustrated me was the beginning and the end of the film. The beginning was so slow. It took forever to get to the actual point of the story. They just dragged everything out way to much and built the characters and their bonds a needless amount. Then when you got to the ending you had the complete opposite problem as the beginning. The resolution was just way to short and felt so unfinished. I wish the movie took an extra 5 minutes at least to actually resolve the film.
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