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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…
preach: put your hand on a hot plate and an second feels like an hour, but put your hand on a hot woman and an hour feels like a second!
Genius makos. Samuel L. Jackson's inspiring monologue. Stellan Skarsgard as a homing missile. Fuck JAWS.
Anti-science slant throws me for a loop. Only through the power of prayer and the crafty use of a crucifix do LL and Tom Jane conquer the brainiac sharks. Don't play God, folks.
"Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin."
This is a movie my friends memorably made fun of way back in the day, and so as a result I'd pretty much had it entirely spoiled for me. Just the same, I felt obliged to check it out one day, just to see how silly it was for myself. And it's pretty silly. I didn't know the computer-generated effects were that bad. Acting/dialogue were about par for this kind of thing. Also, I felt there was a little too much glee in the killings -- they resulted in badly-rendered dismemberments or bisections, lots of fake blood, and one of them even ended with visual gag. Ehh, OK. But I did smile a bit at what were some genuine attempts…
A scientific experiment underwater gone right but with horrific side effects.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Still so much fun after all these years. The amount of practical effects and sets impressed me, but unfortunately the CGI sharks didn't age very well. Luckily when they're seen, they move pretty fast, so it doesn't ruin the movie.
There was a lot of humour that worked for me much more now than it did when I was younger. ''There's Jim Whitlock, the most brilliant man ever!'' ''He's pissing into the wind, how brilliant can he be?''
The script in general is actually pretty solid. It has an awesome concept and throws the character into really neat Poseidon Adventure-esque situations. An elevator shaft with fire at the top and water at the bottom which is rising towards the survivors…
It's not exactly sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads, but they are ill-tempered.
The movies a 1.5, but the LL song/music video and The Sam Jackson kill give it a hell of a bump
Real middle of the road; recasting LL Cool J as the hero does kinda save this from being worse. Also dem CG effects + the fact it has a theme song. U ATE MY BIRD
I'm waiting to make the jump up to my 300 favorite horror flicks but I'll take the leap soon.
While female directors are relatively sparse in the mainstream film industry as a whole, in comparison to their male counterparts,…