[Review] ‘Black Water: Abyss’ Sinks with Toothless Killer Croc Horror

Penned by John Ridley & Sarah Smith, the script focuses heavily on character dynamics. Viktor is currently in remission and recovering from cancer treatments, making his decision to join the expedition a puzzling one. Jennifer, not nearly as adventurous as her boyfriend, spends much of her time looking through his phone for signs of cheating. Through Yolanda, the film annoyingly retreads a plot point from the first film, but here it feels like a cheap ploy to engender audience sympathy. Because these characters are so thinly written, none of this amounts to much outside of contrived drama.

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