Deep Blue Sea (1999) (BD) [Blu-ray]
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Researchers on the undersea laboratory Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a potential cure for Alzheimer's disease. There is one unexpected side effect. The sharks are getting smarter. You can swim but you can't hide when a tropical storm floods Aquatica, plunging Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J and the rest of the crew into a harrowing battle of wits against sleek killing – and thinking! – machines. Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) directs, squeezing nerve-jangling suspense and thrills from a film that's a monster movie, a chase movie, a movie that snaps hold and won't let go. Dive in!]]>
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Overall, this is an above-average flick. It isn't as cheesy as "Lake Placid," and it doesn't make the sharks quite as smart as the raptors of "Jurassic Park" fame, but it takes parts of both of these films and combines them with a little suspense and terror a la "Jaws" and serves up a fish dinner that just about anyone can enjoy.
Also, notice the nod given to "Jaws" during Jackson's initial landing at Aquatica.(Hint: Check that license plate)
Basically it's Genetic Modification gone bazerk, super intelligent sharks, modified for the purpose of curing a disease, turn against their creators in a frenzy of snapping jaws and red-water scenes. I know, it's not the most in-depth plot review but that's it really, which doesn't matter because the great content makes up for the barely existant story.
The cast is great. Saffron Burrows shows that she is more than just cleavage as the meddling scientist who went too far, while Thomas Jane succeeds as the action hero (Even though he falls down about 50 times) and LL Cool J is surprisingly good as the comic relief/chef. Although he's playing the token 'cowardly character' Michael Rapaport gives a good performance, Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L Jackson are both very talented actors who are good in any film and Jacqueline McKenzie gives more than just a creadible performance, watch the deleted scenes to see her at her best.
I would reccommend this film to anyone who likes a high tension thriller with plenty or guts'n'gore, but it belongs in anyone's DVD collection. It's in mine ;).
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Deep Blue Sea is a movie I clearly remember having low expectations for before I even first watched it at age 11. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Dustin Bruce
Man vs. Nature: Man shouldn't mess with nature or Nature will mess with Man!! Rated R for the horror, but all death scenes are well done and not over done, in my opinion. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ms. K. Bailey-Smith
One of the best shark movies....the only shark movie I have liked since JawsPublished 13 days ago by SOUL REAPER
Great movie that once again addresses scientists who do not consider the ramifications of their actions.Published 16 days ago by butterflytiger_1982
This is something like a modern "shark attack" flick. Is this the best movie ever?, no. It is however a fun movie with a few good moments of suspense and a great surprise... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam J.
Well, what can I say about this horror/sci-fi flick except that "gene therapies" on animals much larger than us is just a bad idea? Read morePublished 1 month ago by cindy Hendrickson
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