The movie “The Requin” is only 89 minutes long, and most of it is a soapy two-hander about survivor’s guilt. Le-Van Kiet’s Requin is a movie in the popular shark attack movie genre. So what happens at the end of “The Requin”? In the movie, Alicia Silverstone and James Tupper play a married couple who have lost a child and are left at sea after a monsoon destroys their Vietnamese villa above water.
The Requin takes place in a foggy world that might make you think you’re about to watch a ghost story. Requin is a word for tropical sea sharks with “a nictitating membrane and a heterocercal tail.” But The Requin isn’t just another supernatural thriller; it’s also a movie about a shark attack.
The story takes place in Vietnam, the home country of the writer-director and director of photography Matt S. Bell carefully shoots every corner of the country. The trip is a way for them to get over a recent tragedy and start over with each other.
When Jaelyn and Kyle go to a quiet seaside villa in Vietnam for a romantic getaway, they find terror in paradise. First, the villa is destroyed by a heavy rainstorm that shrinks it to the size of a raft and washes the young couple out to sea. Then, out of nowhere, a group of great white sharks shows up. In this scary thriller, Jaelyn has to fight off the dangerous predators on her own, while her hurt husband can only watch helplessly.
Silverstone plays Jaelyn, a tourist who is upset about a recent miscarriage and goes on vacation with her husband Kyle to forget about it. Most of what Jaelyn does before the shark shows up in the movie is overshadowed by her grief.
She can’t sleep and is too worried to let Kyle try to make her feel better, which is pointless. Because of what happened, Jaelyn is worried about every choice she has to make, and Kyle doesn’t seem to be able to talk to her honestly. Things come to a head when a strong tropical storm cuts them off from the rest of the resort and traps them in their room on the water.
Now that they are hurt and scared, and stuck at sea, the couple must do everything to stay alive. Kyle’s leg is badly hurt, which makes the situation even worse. As if that wasn’t bad enough, hungry sharks circle them, looking for something to eat.
The Grand Ending Is Explained.
Let’s discuss “The Requin’s” ending. Jaelyn calls her mother and sister on a trip with Kyle. Jaelyn’s family is happy to hear from her but worried about her mental health and the couple’s holiday destination. Jaelyn knows so little Vietnamese that she misses TV forecast updates on a tropical storm. Kyle’s plan to travel to Vietnam was one of many he’s made for them previously and continues to make after their ideal trip goes disastrous.
Still, she has awful nightmares and worse recollections. Jaelyn likes snorkelling, paragliding, and other touristic activities. Kiet doesn’t address the decades-old disagreement involving US forces in the nation, but he does recognise a juvenile combat hero from the 1950s.
No one can live since there’s no water or food. Silverstone delivers an aggressive, never-over-the-top performance. Silverstone is the voice of rising terror as Jaelyn and a thankless job few B-movie actors care to cultivate since these characters are frequently an afterthought during screenplay and production. Most of the action occurs on Jaelyn and Kyle’s overwater property.
Silverstone is so involved in her role that Jaelyn never seems like a generic flesh puppet; she’s distracting enough when Kiet takes too long to deliver the gory goodies. The storm drives the story inexorably. Jaelyn and Kyle wake up on a raft miles off the shore. Kyle’s wounded leg immobilises him, but he still makes all the choices until Jaelyn stands up for herself.
Jaelyn must do all the hard lifting, and frenzied rowing as The Requin spreads mayhem when Kyle gets even more crippled. The requiem “Requin” shark is more of a guest star than a co-lead in “The Requin.”