I love movies, and I watch an almost obscene amount. During whatever free time I have day or night if I’m not doing much, I pop in a movie. I have seen a lot of movies good and bad, but there are somethings that catch my attention and won’t enjoy a movie for being a movie. Those little things irritate me to no forseeable end and eventually take me out of the movie.
( Warning: The content below may contain plot points and spoilers.)
Open Water (2003)
Open Water is a “based on a true story” man against nature tale that eventually leads to an hour and a half of near silent movie were a couple slowly get eaten to death. Very slow, and I found myself fast-forwarding through the quiet parts. The thing that I found irritating about the flick was a nude scene.
Now, I have no problem with nude scenes. (I can see this sentence coming back to bite me. Oh well..) I come from a school of thought that says nude scenes are great (I think I’ve killed my run for public office.) if they serve a purpose. 99% of movies with nudity use it to convey something important (like horror movies using it to push the point of a false safety), the other 1% are pornos.
Early in the film (before the eating to death) the couple are in the hotel room, and Mrs. GoingToBeEatenToDeath is stark naked on the bed reading a book. Mr. GoingToBeEatenToDeath enters from the bathroom, she puts down the book and they go to bed. There is no reason for the actress to be naked other than a filmmaker throwing cash at a pretty girl to take her clothes off
(I’m just now realizing that this was a bad idea, but I don’t have anything else prepared. Here you go…)