A list of movies released around 92-02 which I consider GEN X horror. Of course, it kicked into gear in…
Deep Blue Sea
Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.
On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so that they can harvest the tissue as a cure for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, the increased brain capacity also makes the sharks smarter, faster, and more dangerous. Aquatica's financial backers are skeptical and nervous about the tests, and send a corporate executive to visit the facility.
Deep Blue Sea is a mess, but a deeply entertaining one (if you pardon my stupid pun)
Because it's a mess and because I'm lazy and tired, I'll just provide some thoughts and notes, instead of a proper review:
* First of all, Saffron Burrows. She's pretty and all that, but what a black hole of charisma she is in this movie. I don't think she emoted at all, even when she was in danger. I know, that she was supposed to be the cold, rational scientist, but she acted like she was the coldest cyborg ever built. Her dramatic performance is on par with Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect (this is not an compliment, as anyone can imagine).…
Part horror film, part action/adventure, part disaster movie, Renny Harlin's "Deep Blue Sea" is high-powered, multi-genre fun. Fast and full of crackling tension, the film is an exciting and full-bodied, pitting human versus nature in a battle of life and death. Harlin's most exhilarating outing, "Deep Blue Sea" is a relentlessly entertaining piece of work.
Yet another version of the "Frankenstein" myth, the film's narrative finds a group of scientists experimenting with shark's brains in order to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Of course, the scientists create monsters of the already-dangerous creatures, and all manner of Mako-generated mayhem breaks loose when the fish outgrow their captivity.
It is a compelling if recognizable story, and Harlin executes it with a ferocious…
One of my favourite words in the English language is the verb 'to guffaw'.
I don't guffaw often.
This film, with that one scene, made me guffaw repeatedly. Until it hurt.
It is because of that that it is one of my biggest guilty pleasures.
That and the super smart sharks.
And LL Cool J playing a chef.
And just, you know, stuff blowing up.
Little known fact: this was the motion picture that finally spurred the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to create the Golden Globe Award for Best Use of Stellan Skarsgård as an Underwater Projectile. It was also, unsurprisingly, the award's first winner.
1st hour: LL Cool J repeatedly threatens to kill a bird
2nd hour: God repeatedly threatens to kill LL Cool J
I present to you the wonderful lyrics of LL Cool J's "Deepest Bluest" in its entirety.
Uh, my hat is like a shark's fin
 - Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin
[Repeat 1 (5x)]
Hungry jaws of death
Y'all don't cross my depths
I'll pause your breaths
I cause you to sink down forty thousand leagues
Bleeding to death with no arms and short sleeves
My world's deep blue
Killers gotta eat too
Looking for human flesh to rip my teeth through
Other fish in the sea but Barracudas ain't equal
To a half human predator created by a needle
Jet black eyes baby they stare while you sleep
When your Titanic sinks I'm…
The first horror/thriller movie where the black guy wasn't the first to die - or die at all! There's a first time for everything. #blacklivesmatter #LLcoolJmatters
As shark horror films go this one is A-OK.
"Deapest, bluest, my head is like a shark's fin" LL Cool J
I'll take this over Sharknado any day.
Few movies so thoroughly entertain.
The mechanical sharks are awesome in this. The CGI is ok.
A lousy movie, but a great episode of the How Did This Get Made podcast. And if you're into the distinctly 90s genre of action/horror killer-animal-paired-with-a-rapper, it doesn't disappoint.
Music was good, rest was not.
B-käsikirjoituksen elokuva A-luokan resursseilla, lukuun ottamatta CGI-haita, jotka toimivat vain ja ainoastaan käsikirjoituksen tyhmyyden vuoksi. Sen takia elokuva onkin niin viihdyttävä, nautin aina nähdessäni ruumiinosien joutuvan kömpelösti piirretyn tietokonehain poskeen.
A B-script film with A-class resources, except the CGI sharks that work only because of stupidity of the screenplay. Because of this the film is so entertaining, I always enjoy seeing limbs getting into the mouth of a poorly drawn computer shark.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…