Eric Jones’s review published on Letterboxd:
James Cameron earned his chance to make The Abyss after the success of The Terminator and Aliens. This is a thrilling underwater adventure that shows the type of filmmaking he would later show with Terminator 2 and Titanic. The special edition is where it’s at with the added elements of war escalation while these divers and Navy SEALS investigate a sunken submarine and the mysteries under the ocean. The performances are top notch with Ed Harris as the determined foreman Bud Brickman. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Lindsey, who is another great woman in a Cameron film and she gets looked over because of the iconic nature of Sarah Connor or Ellen Ripley. One question I have is were Bud and Lindsey stand-ins for Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd?