Three (2005)

Director: Stewart Raffill

Writer: Stewart Raffill (Screenplay)

Starring: Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Todd Collins, Gabrielle Jourdan

 

Plot: Three people – a rich couple and a crew member – are shipwrecked on a tropical island and their subsequent fight for survival becomes even tougher when they begin to turn on each other.


Tagline – Looks can kill

Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Just Brook in a Bikini

 

Story: Three starts when a rich group of tourists with Jack (Zane) and his wife Jennifer (Brook) go on a boating trip in the tropics, when the boat catches fire, Jennifer finds herself on a beach with one of the cabin boys Manuel (Di Pace), as they look to survive, until Jack arrives on the island too.

The men start competing for Jennifer’s attention with her husband not wanting her talking to anybody else even if Manuel can catch and feed the survivors, and Manuel just wanting to survive his time on the island, we get to see the animalistic side of the characters as they look to show dominance on the island.

 

Thoughts on Three

 

Characters – Jack is a business man that has always expected people to do a job, never really thanking them along the way. Once trapped on the island he becomes paranoid Manuel is trying to steal his wife and won’t accept that he could help them all survive. Jennifer is the trophy wife of Jack’s, she really doesn’t know how to do anything on the island and just wonders around in her bikini more often than not. Manuel is a cabin boy that survives the shipwreck and wants to impress Jennifer, he knows how to survive on the island and is overly aggressive towards woman, which for some reason is a turn on about his character.

PerformancesBilly Zane is not very good in this leading role, he is the best of the three actors, but he just isn’t believable first as Kelly brook’s husband and secondly as the guy about to snap. Kelly Brook, bless her, she really can’t act can she, but she does look pretty. Juan Pablo Di Pace struggles to make an impact as the fiery Latino stereotype.

StoryThe story follows three people stranded on an island after their boat gets shipwrecked, first they must learn to survive o the island, then we just get a love triangle between the two men fighting over the one woman on the island, there is also some voodoo. The story just becomes a battle to see who could impress Jennifer the most instead of focusing on surviving, we don’t get too deep into a story and more of the film just seems to be about getting Kelly Brook to walk around in her bikini.

Adventure/Horror The adventure blends well with the horror of not knowing who you can trust when you are trapped on an island well, we never get to the level where everything gets to the level where they could become life and death.

SettingsThe film is set in one singular location an island which leaves the people stranded there needing to figure out how to survive this situation.


Scene of the Movie –
The escape.

That Moment That Annoyed Me It never feels like it is life and death.

Final ThoughtsThis is a dull adventure horror that is more about the love triangle than actually focusing on the bigger story going on about surviving.

 

Overall: Love Triangle without any corners.

Rating