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Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 3-FEB-2004
Media Type: DVD
With a voracious trio of mako sharks wreaking havoc, Deep Blue Sea dares to up the ante on Jaws, but director Renny Harlin trades the nuanced suspense of Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster for the trickery of the digital age. In other words, why build genuine terror when you can show ill-fated humans getting torn into bloody chunks? The aforementioned makos have been lab rats in an effort to harvest a miracle cure for Alzheimer's disease from the brains of sharks, but the research has an unfortunate side effect: the sharks get smarter, and they're determined to break out of Aquatica, the deep-sea complex where they've been penned.
Model-actress Saffron Burrows plays the researcher; Thomas Jane pulls double-duty as shark expert and action hunk; Samuel L. Jackson's the corporate sponsor who chooses the worst time for an Aquatica tour; and rapper LL Cool J is nicely cast as Aquatica's cook and comic relief. Michael Rapaport, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Stellan Skarsgård round out the cast, most of whom are turned into shark food as the makos turn Aquatica into a floating junkyard. Harlin takes devilish pleasure in providing sudden, unexpected shocks--no small feat in such a derivative thriller--and as a series of action set-pieces, Deep Blue Sea never disappoints. It's inevitable that Burrows should end up in her underwear like Sigourney Weaver in Alien, but even then the movie offers a credible reason for the strip-down; that Deep Blue Sea can be simultaneously ridiculous and sensible is just another one of its shlocky charms. --Jeff Shannon
Great movie. One of my all time favorites. The acting is believable, and of course it had Samuel L Jackson. The only thing I didn't like is his role was too short..Published 22 days ago by Debra Schiff
oh my gosh these sharks are smart as smart dogs. I like Tom Jane and I like rap songs about sharks. This movie has it all.Published 1 month ago by Will Pottorff
I find this movie a hoot and it seems so do the director and actors. Nicely paced with plenty of action and a nod towards the Godfather of these films, Jaws. The Samuel L. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve F.
The old great white has nothing on these sharks. With this film at least we understand why the sharks are stalking their prey. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Cartoonist