Media: Zeitgeist - Sharks reassert their place as the cinema's biggest fish as Open Water reels them in

Sharks have never really been away - there has been a trickle of big fish films since the Jaws phenomenon first made the cinematic waters boil with blood back in the mid-70s. Now, though, they're circling big time, (just about) justifying reviewers' attempts to resurrect articles beginning with the line: "Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema ..." In the past couple of years, we've had Shark Attack (1, 2 & 3), Shark Hunter, Shark Zone and now, the multiple award-winning cinematic must-see sensation Open Water.

A watery Blair Witch-style project, it's about a couple of scuba divers who get separated from the rest of their diving party and are left behind by their boat. Fifteen miles from land. One million square miles of water.

No-one knows they are missing.

You get the picture. Enter fish with sharp teeth. And, in this case, the teeth were very much the real thing. Blood was shed in the making of this movie. Celebrities emerging from the preview (Johnny Vaughan, for instance) said they'd been terrified. Zeitgeist's verdict is: anything that terrifies Vaughan is all right by us.

The film: Open Water

On release: Now

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