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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.
I'M DRUNK AF BUT HEY MAN, I LIKE THIS FILM. IT'S FUNNY AND FUN AND CUTE. THOSE BIG DOOFUS SHARKS ATE SOME PEOPLE I LIKED. WHATEVER. I FORGIVE THEM. LL COOL J STEALS THE SHOW. UHHH IDK I FEEL ANNOYING NOW. I LOVE DEEP BLUE SEA. BADASS FLICK. I WATCH IT ALL THE TIME. LIKE ILY ALL. THE LETTERBOXD 'MUNITY IS SO SWEET. I MADE SOME COOL FRIENDS HERE. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ AND TODD GAINES AND ARIELROCKS5 YOU GUYS ARE SICK AF. CAN'T FORGET EMILY H. SHE'S THE BOMBDOTCOM. ANYWAYS, THOMAS JANE AND SAM L. JACKSON AND MIKE RAPPAPORT ARE COOL TOO. SHARKS ARE REAL. PEACE. BADASS FUCK. MY FRIEND CARTER IS IN THE ROOM. CC THE RAPPERMAN. HAHAHAHA HELLO.
1st hour: LL Cool J repeatedly threatens to kill a bird
2nd hour: God repeatedly threatens to kill LL Cool J
DEEP BLUE SEA was destined to become one of my all time favorite guilty pleasure comfort junkfood-movies. Already as a teenager seeing it in the theatre I realized it was utter nonsense, yet so much about it attracted me. And still does.
Later it became the first movie I ever bought on DVD and the first time I realized there was such a thing as an "audio commentary". I didn't even know what I clicked when I clicked it, the movie just began with Renny Harlin's Finnish timbre ("Y decyded ty dou Dip Blu See four-eye wanted-a-make a shaaak moovi") and I was floored as I immediately understood the concept and just loved it. And how strange that The Harlin…
I love this piece of shit
This is a guilty pleasure...good cast plus man eating smart sharks equals a fun thrill ride.
Sure it can be cheesy, but that's half the fun.
Trapped inside an underwater research facility and surrounded by homicidal smart sharks. Samuel L. Jackson and crew learn the hard way that the price of curing degenerative brain disease is too damn high. Deep Blue Sea is a terrible masterpiece.
thomas jane is so hot... i wish i was one of the guys he experimented with in his youth. anyway, this film is bad
Wisst ihr was eine gute Frage für ein Filmquiz wäre? Wer wurde alles schon mal von einem Hai gefressen? Es ist doch immer wieder überraschend, wer so alles in Monsterfilmen rumturnt. Hier haben wir Stellan Skarsgard, der seinen Arm und dann sein Leben verliert und Samuel L. Jackson, der in einer unfassbaren CGI-Szene aus der Computerhölle von einem Hai zerlegt wird, der schon mal Weitsprung für Sharknado übt.
Der ganze Film ist sowas von drüber, dabei aber noch so ernst, dass man einfach nur Spaß damit haben kann. Nicht so ein Rotz, wie es Sharknado halt ist, wo in jeder Sekunde der "Hey, guckt mal, wir haben einen Trashfilm gemacht"-Gedanke aus jedem Fetzen Negativ trieft. Hier hat man LL Cool…
Part of Hoop-Tober 3.0
Here's the thing with Deep Blue Sea, I loved it when I was really young and I had no idea if I'd have the same affection for it all these years later. There was only one thing that I remembered about this film and that's the Samuel L. Jackson jump scare. Everything else was my thoughts. I remember feeling thrills and being scared but most of all I remember having fun. I saw this before Jaws, this was probably my first introduction to a horror film (if you can call it that) so I wanted to see if it was still entertaining. Well, it kinda is. Much like Anaconda (which I watched earlier this Hoop-Tober), this…
Gotta love a good shark flick. Even if the sharks are a bit ridiculous.
Film #13 of the Hoop-tober 3.0 Challenge!
Rule: A crazy animal movie
Giant sharks with enhanced brain function gone rogue - so B-movie yet without doubt, a lot of fun. The CGI is not nearly as impressive as it seemed when the film was released but there are still some excellent deaths, with one in particular (if it hasn't been spoiled for you) going down in the shocking deaths hall of fame. Renny Harlin directs with the subtlety of a large blunt instrument (his stab at being creative is to film in slow-mo) but there are some good attempts at a bit of character from the likes of Jacqueline McKenzie and Saffron Burrows, while LL Cool J brings the laughs, a little soul and a great recipe for omelettes.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
90 of my favorite movies from the 90s. In some sort of order.