a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
'Deep Blue Sea', is one film that horror fans seem to love, that I am not a fan of, what-so-ever. It is a completely absurd monster movie, that not only doesn't really make sense, but one of the main characters is that unlikeable that it makes me grit my teeth until the moment she dies.
Some friends think that I am too harsh on Deep Blue Sea, they argue that it is one roller-coaster of a thrill ride in monster-ville. I say, it is one long predictable formula that has subsequently been used for the reproduction and spread of made for TV Sci-Fi monster flicks. A hero, a 'heroine', some monster fodder and a comic relief character. Add in some…
still dont know if i wanna give this a heart
i dont understand how this is the dumbest and yet scariest movie ever smfh fuck sharks
Not good, but man is it awesome when Sam Jackson gets taken out.
Barracudas ain't equal.
Fuck LL Cool J.
This was a lame haiku.
PS : Fuck LL Cool J.
MY HEAD IS LIKE A SHARKS FIN!
As you all know, JAWS is my favorite movie. And JAWS is a movie that's always called a B-Movie on a massive budget. Which it kind of is in some ways. But this here... This is The Killer Shrews on a gargantuan budget! Nonsensical story, creatures being larger than they should be, dialogue with zero purpose in being around besides attempting to continue the story with some one liners. This right here... Is FUN!!! Mad, nonsensical fun!
I remember in my internet discovery days, this film had quite the cult following. I'm talking 2004 here, this was still a popular film. People were talking about a sequel, and if you mentioned the film…
If you're ever curious as to what a late 90's horror/thriller is. Look no further. This one has it all. All the tropes, cliches, characters and even a pretty awesome shark themed LL Cool J song in the credits.
This one's gold.
"No, what you've done is taken God's oldest killing machine and given it will and desire. What you've done is knocked us all the way to the bottom of the goddamn food chain. It's not a great leap forward in my book."
Scientists researching Alzheimers discover that a cure is present in the brain of sharks. The killer fish are then genetically modified to increase the amount of enzymes in the brain and to synthesise the cure for mass production. An unfortunate by-product of this scientific meddling is that the sharks grow to giant proportions and become incredibly clever. Based on a true story*.
Despite the stellar cast, this is basically a terrific B-movie sewn hastily together from the cast-offs…
Awesome, terrible, trashy and enormous fun. A ludicrous "script" which unbelievably tries to tie giant super-smart sharks to cancer research,and the atrocious CGI sharks (too fast, too cartoon, badly matted) make Bruce look authentic. But the non-CGI live action shark bits really hit the spot, the first act builds a little tension, and the settings are very cool. Acting variable - Sam on autopilot but fine, Burrows and especially McKenzie REALLY cringeworthy, LL Cool J very well...cool, and Tom Jane positively leaks he-man charisma...when I watched this a decade ago in the cinema I thought I was watching the debut of a new superstar, but I guess it wasn't to be (although The Mist and Hung have still nicely exploited…
Good cheese with a good cast. My kinda movie.
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While female directors are relatively sparse in the mainstream film industry as a whole, in comparison to their male counterparts,…