John McTiernan used to be so amazing.
This movie is shot extremely well, which is necessary for films with much of the activity happening in close confines. McTiernan pulls out his bag of tricks and gives us enough nifty rack focus, dolly shots, and Dutch angles to keep things visually interesting on the submarines.
While this is not an action film in the same way that Die Hard and Predator are action films, orientation and geography of the actors and…
It's been a long time since I've seen this film, and the film being very much a product of its time, I was curious to see how well it held up. The answer is: surprisingly well.
I think a primary reason for this is because the ideas the film presents are still quite relevant today - and every bit as relevant they were in 1999.
Too many people appear trapped in lives they don't want. Ask anyone about…