Today: February 28, 2024

Blue Crush 2 DVD

Sun, sea and surf in this tube-cutting, girl-power sport flick. Let’s be honest this summer has been a relative disgrace in terms of weather. Of course us film lovers might not mind that so much, given the plethora of big films in the multiplexes

Sun, sea and surf in this tube-cutting, girl-power
sport flick.

Let’s be honest
this summer has been a relative disgrace in terms of weather. Of course us film
lovers might not mind that so much, given the plethora of big films in the
multiplexes. However, there has been a relative absence of sun in the films of
the summer as well. Even Pirates Of The
Caribbean; On Stranger Tides
had a distinctly drizzled out-look. Thank the
weathering gods then for Blue Crush 2, which is positively dripping with all
things sunny, sandy and indeed beachy.

Dana’s (Jackson) mother died when she was five
years old. Living in LA with her distant father she decides to follow in her
mother’s footsteps and head to South Africa to surf. However, once there her
bag is stolen, her board is broken and she is left more than a little homesick.
Thankfully she meets Pushy (Mathis)
who takes her under her wing and shows her the surfing side of South Africa.
Along the way she will meet boys, rivals, in the shapely form of Tara (Vinson) and all manner of prejudice and
surfing odysseys.

Despite the ‘2’
of the title this Blue Crush outing is not exactly a sequel. For one thing none
of the first film’s cast return. What it does share in common though is strong-minded
girls refusing to conform to the pressures of competing in a male dominated
sport.

From the opening
grungy, female vocal lead, music you get the impression this is going to be
about spunky girls being free spirited and standing up to the boys, while
having a little fun along the way of course. The plot might be wafer thin but
Blue Crush 2 wears its heart firmly on its sleeve and therefore does not suffer
from the broad strokes with which it is painted.

The scenery is
spectacular and the surfing footage, although slightly obvious at times in the
body double stakes, is always hugely impressive. Furthermore, this film is
aimed at a teenage audience and the under-dog triumph towards the end will
certainly raise a few spirits.

The forecast for
Blue Crush 2 is most certainly hot with seriously sunny spells. Spunky girls in
bikinis for the boys and independent women for the girls this is one film to
truly ring in the summer.

To Buy Blue Crush 2 On DVD Click Here Or On Blu-Ray Click Here

Alex Moss Editor

Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com

Previous Story

Round Up, The

Next Story

Lebanon DVD

Latest from Blog

Memory

Memory (2023)

Memory is an exquisite American drama in the tender embrace of Michel Franco’s cinematic prowess.

Lone Star – Criterion Collection

Rarely in cinema do you come across a filmmaker as versatile as Lone Star writer-director John Sayles. Here is a man who cut his Hollywood teeth working for Roger Corman, got early

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is a curious beast. It’s a war film whose battles are mostly fought in a court room. It’s a Kubrick epic, that feels like a small, claustrophobic indie movie.

Monolith

Monolith is a film that delights and surprises in equal measure. This low-fi, slow burn thriller is part science fiction, part social commentary, with just the right amount of bumps and jumps

Billions Complete Series Unboxing

As Paul Giamatti remains a frontrunner in the race for this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor with his beautifully layered performance in The Holdovers, there’s no better time to catch up

Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy Unboxing

The heat is on. Eddie Murphy’s beloved street-smart Detroit cop Axel Foley is coming back to our screens in the highly-anticipated fourth entry in the Beverly Hills Cop series this summer, so
Go toTop