Thanks to the guy who recommended me this one!
The description of this scene sounds too good…
An evil female diver is sending top-secret info to a foreign government. A female detective is on her trail and we have the final showdown between those two in a scuba fight!
That sounds like a story that I would have written 😉
Let’s check out the scene and see if it can live up to the promise….
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And here is the video:
(EDIT October 17: Video was blocked…. had to move it)
Watch the video before you continue!
I wanted to show both in their wetsuits on dry land and build in short scenes with both of them prior to the underwater fight.
I cut out some surface scenes as they slow down the action.
A little confused by the video? (It helps to watch the scene several times)
Let me summarize the action:
The villainess is sending top-secret data via that computer thingy.
Meanwhile the “good guys” arrive on top and check out the boat of the villainess, the villainess knows that as she has cameras on board.
The villainess hides and waits for the detective to arrive.
Her knife attack fails and the detective yanks out her regulator.
She puts it back and attacks a second time with her knife.
The detective manages to close the air valve of the villainess who retreats then.
Hmh, let’s start with the positive aspects in my opinion:
We have some good moves like stealing a regulator and closing the tank valve. Plus there is a scuba knife involved, even if it is quite tiny.
Also some (weird) yanking on the strap(!) of a scuba mask. Very unusual, never seen that in a movie or TV show!
It’s good that they have some different colors on their scuba gear so you can tell who is who. Nothing I should mention as a positive aspect, but that isn’t something that can be taken for granted as some movies/TV shows demonstrate.
Now to the bad aspects…
The background music may be ok as long there is no action. But as the scuba fight starts the music doesn’t react at all to it, completely lame snooze music.
That is totally bizarre as the music is supposed to underline what is happening on screen. The music/sound department screwed up here big time 😆
You can actually see a safety diver/cameraman in the background several times during the underwater action…. that isn’t supposed to happen 😉
As the villainess attacks, the “good” diver has suddenly no regulator in her mouth but a tube of some sort!?! WTF?! (at 02:54)
The yanking on the strap of the scuba mask of the detective is a nice aspect, but why can’t she get her scuba mask off in the process? Come on, that is quite easy then.
The whole action is mostly quite weird as they don’t control each other’s arms but just hold onto each other for most of the time.
Their hands are free very often…they could easily go for the other one’s mask or regulator, but they don’t… they are holding back a lot.
It’s a little weird that the villainess gives up like that.
Yeah, her air was turned off, but that isn’t a problem since the detective isn’t following her.
She could easily turn it back on and attack again. But I guess she was demoralized after she lost twice times against her.
Well, if you take the description the actual video is a little disappointing if you consider all aspects.
But it certainly delivers a pretty long scuba fight between two frogwomen, so that is already a great thing! 🙂
Yeah, many things could be improved here… but is certainly is a remarkable scene.
After all, there aren’t exactly many female scuba fights to be found in movies.
The villainess works for the “evil” Americans while the detective works for the “good” Chinese.
Looks like this Chinese TV show has some propaganda messages in this one 😉
Wanna know from which movies this is?
Don’t have an IMDB link since it is a Chinese TV show, but here is the title:
谍战深海 aka “Ocean espionage_spy war deep sea”
What do you think of that scuba fight?
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