Into the Blue
Scott Caan does great hapless slimeballs. His big-city defense attorney Bryce—who heads to the Bahamas, with his latest arm candy, Amanda (Ashley Scott), to visit Jared (Paul Walker) and Sam (Jessica Alba)—is the only person having any giddy fun in this silly thriller. Jared is a human otter who lives to dive and dreams of finding sunken treasure; until then he and Sam live in a run-down shack while he works the odd job and she is sea-creature-loving sweetie at a local water park. When all four go diving they find what may be a mythical pirate bounty—right next to a downed drug plane full with enough blow to make Tony Montana mambo like Desi Arnaz. Though Jared and Sam are most interested in the artifacts, the cocaine cargo is a little too attractive to Bryce and Amanda, whose greed puts them all at peril. Thankfully this old-fashioned actioner admits it is about nothing but the pretty—go ahead and assume Walker and Alba were cast for their ability to tan evenly and spend the entire flick in bathing suits—but let’s give the biggest gasface to Josh Brolin, who has the audacity to be that freaking buff at 37 and go home every night to Diane Lane.