UPDATE 6/25/2016: Martian Chronicles was gone, and now it's back. I had put a recommendation in to have some sort…
Hello Down There
A combo of scuba dupes rock up a storm in a mad pad under the surf!
Given the chance to live in a simulated underwater home for a month, a scientist convinces his family to take advantage of the offer. Once the family agrees to move in, underwater mayhem occurs!
I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid. And thinking it was awesome. When you're eight, that's probably accurate. Now, less so.
There are parts I still quite like. The underwater house is a sweet slice of mid-century retro-futurism. A late sixties vision of our aquatic future with faux-wood paneling and a push button lifestyle. And the musical numbers (which there are a lot of) aren't horrible for 1969. It could just be the repetition, but they do worm their way into your head.
Otherwise, the movie is pure fluff. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it's a harmless distraction. It's got about six plots going throughout, all crashing together in the last ten minutes. Eventually, the movie gives up and abruptly rolls its credits.
Still, if you want to see Richard Dreyfuss menaced by large sharks, this is probably the place to go...
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Missing what would be 134. The Opening of Misty Beethoven
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