Thursday, April 30, 2009

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

3 / 5
Tagline: Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.
Directed By: Renny Harlin
Written By: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers
Actors Include: Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Saffron Burrows
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Length: 105 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: USA/Australia

I think frustrating as hell suits this one nicely. Not because of the plot necessarily, but the characters yarg. This isn't "Jaws" or anything but it's a decent hollywood style thriller inolving a mutated shark. I think my Parents rented this one, and I happened to be around to watch it with them, so this should appeal to most folks (they thought it was decent as well). The plot is pretty exciting, some researchers are working on some genetic shark testing to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Instead these sharks are super intelligent and super pissed off and start eating the researchers. What stinks is the most obnoxious characters seem to last the longest and all you want is for Susan to get eaten by a big fat shark. Still it's got some action and some tension and of course some cranky sharks and even a few surprises along the way. All in all it's exactly as expected, nothing too exciting yet it delivers pretty much exactly what it promises. I guess if you like the action kind of horror than this will be a winner and I did like the film but damn is it annoying.

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