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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…
Sigh. Luckily slept for the first half of it. The last 15 minutes was bad enough. Why, oh why??
Deep Blue Sea has some decent action scenes but it doesn't compensate for the unlikeable, underwritten characters and poor performances.
One great moment, in one stupid movie. The stupidest premise, with the stupidest genius scientists, in the stupidest scientific mid-ocean setting, with some seriously stupid looking CGI sharks. And LL Cool J is there too, making omelets.
I used to watch this movie RELIGIOUSLY with my brother which is why I had to give it a 5 star rating. Also, they are trying to cure Alzheimer's... How can I not love it?! I used to find Thomas Jane so hot when I was younger.... when he swims with the 'tiger' shark I was like okay daddy 🙌🏼
Drinking game: take a shot every time Tom Jane falls on his ass and proceeds to do that "cool" slide over the slippery floor. You'll be completely shitfaced (or dead) when the credits start rolling.
Around 2000 it was known as 'The other shark movie' Never caught this the first time around. Never new it was directed by Renny Harlin. All I could think about while watching it was his aborted Aliens II. There's a scene in this film which resembles a ladder scene in Alien Resurection. Serviceable little action movie. Famous for its upredictable game of last man standing.
Bad 90s CGI and smart sharks who make dumb choices. When will they ever learn...
The Punisher takes on his most deadly for yet.... An 8000 pound mako shark hell bent on freedom.
Graphics don't hold up and it's ADR'd like crazy (apparently the set had a cricket problem), but still such fun!
i saw this movie a long time ago and i watched it until the end but it was a real disaster........no story at all. Why i kept watching it? I am fascinated with sharks!
0.5 stars just because they made it and probably had a lot of work with it.
because I am weak and very emotional
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