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"Blue Crush 2" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

Dana, a spoiled rich girl who's mother died of cancer, heads to South Africa to escape her current life and maybe do a little surfing. She immediately runs into some bad luck when her locker is broken into and some important carving by her mother is stolen.  On a positive note, she meets a local surfin girl who takes her under her wing. Dana is in search of Jeffery's Bay, a legendary surf spot that her mother dreamed of catching some epic waves at. All she has is her mom's journal from her own trip to South Africa and the local surf fanatics she befriends. Her father eventually finds Dana's note she left, explaining where she went, and he heads to South Africa in search of her and hopes they might reconnect.

Specifications

  • Universal Studios
  • 2011, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 53 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Codec: VC1
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Sasha Jackson, Elizabeth Mathis, Gideon Emery
  • Directed by Mike Elliott
Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Nudity
  • Language: No

Commentary

Some movies just shouldn't be made. This is one of them.  Dry dialog, robotic acting, and a story stuck in the shallow end put this movie in a class of its own. I, and I'm embarrassed to admit this, really enjoyed the first Blue Crush movie. The performances were decent, there was a story and the surf action was very well filmed.  The only thing the sequel has in common with the original is the title. Skip this one.

Technical

Beautiful picture quality is about the only positive thing I can say about Blue Crush 2. Colors are bright and natural and contrast is very nice creating plenty of depth to the image.  The sound mix is decent, but the dialog was hard to hear at times and there wasn't much surround activity.

Extras

Alternate Opening, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, The Making of Blue Crush 2, Filming in South Africa, Audio Commentary.