This is something the Jared from the start of this film would
never do. The old Jared loved treasure! He loved it more than
he loved his girlfriend! It is his life’s ambition to
find some treasure.
But through the course of finding some
treasure, running away from some drug dealers and shooting
someone with a harpoon, Jared learns a valuable lesson. At
one point he even offers all the treasure he has found in
exchange for the life of his girlfriend. (in many ways she
is the perfect girlfriend; she hates drugs but also quite
likes treasure) Can you imagine the old Jared doing this?
No it isn’t possible to imagine.
Instead imagine this: an impressive somersault
on a jet-ski, some scuba-diving, a pirate and a long boring
bit in the middle. You’ve just imagined Into the Blue.
Unfortunately someone else imagined it first and then made
this fairly run-of-the-mill film about it.
You probably think the lesson that Jared
is forced to learn was that love is better than treasure.
You are wrong. It is that love is better than following your
life’s ambitions. That is an odd moral for a film. But
it is the moral of this film, don’t bother watching
it, just trust me, it is.