• Leviathan
    6 minutes 40 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Leviathan Reviews

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January 7, 2014
I remember when this came out that it was released the same time as an almost identical undersea thriller, "DeepStar Six," which was also essentially "Alien" under water. This film was the superior of the two, although both are far inferior to James Cameron's "The Abyss," which would be released just a few months later.Peter Weller leads a crew of undersea miners who find themselves trapped with a scary monster on board. It's completely by-the-numbers horror and completely unoriginal. However, it' gamily directed by George P. Cosmatos ("Tombston") and written by David Webb Peoples ("Unforgiven" "Blade Runner") and Jeb Stuart (The Fugitive). There's also a better cast than the film deserves including Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Hector Elizondo and Meg Foster. There's decent production design by Ron Cobb and solid special effect by Stan Winston. There's also a good score by "Alien" composer Jerry Goldsmith. Given all the solid talent in front of and behind the camera here, this film should have been a whole lot better.
Robert C.
January 3, 2014
You'll be entertained. worst part is something at the end but don't let that ruin the rest of this.
December 31, 2009
They tried to combine Alien and The Thing, and the result was an abomination.
December 15, 2013
Not gonna lie, Daniel Stern makes this film.
November 10, 2013
wasnt what i was expecting, and the ending was comically terrible with an extremely awful one liner that any person would probably feel embarrassed to say.
August 13, 2013
A mere 60 seconds of this movie told me all I needed to know-they werent even underwater but a blue filter was used instead. cheesy as hell, and I figured there was no where to go but down after that....I mean you're supposed to lead with some of your best stuff, right?
August 9, 2013
Borrows too heavily and not very well from Alien, The Thing and the Abyss.
July 28, 2013
Great Special Effects And Very Quotable Lines Make This Movie A Cult Classic.
July 10, 2013
Competently made but painfully derivative and unoriginal, ripping off Alien, The Thing, The Abyss and even Jaws at the last minute.
June 13, 2013
Leviathan actually begins on an interesting note, taking care to introduce most of the characters as well rounded individuals, but that's where all pretense of this being a good movie stops. Characters talk in circles to explain the intricacies of the mining station, the "creature" is neither scary nor makes much sense as an organism and by the end, the film could easily be confused for one of the Asylum's masterpieces. Overall, it comes off as nothing more than a cheap knock-off of The Abyss.
May 12, 2013
Little more than a rip-off of Alien and Aliens, and The Abyss. Big, greedy mining company is the bad guy. Hmmm. Sounds awfully familiar.
April 27, 2013
Tri-Oceanic Corp has hired a crew of undersea miners to do a 90 day mining operation on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The head of the corporation, Miss Martin (Meg Foster), has employed Steven Beck (Peter Weller), a geologist, to assist in mining operations as well as command the undersea mining station. While outside their vessel in a pressure suit, brash worker Sixpack (Daniel Stern) trips and stumbles upon a wrecked ship. Because he didn't respond to hails over his radio, Williams (Amanda Pays) goes to look for him and finds him excited over a "treasure" chest he has found. The research specialist and local physician, Dr. Thompson (Richard Crenna), sees that it is a Russian ship and identified the ship as the "Leviathan" from it's markings. When checking on records of Leviathan, the crew discover that it is still marked as an active ship on duty in the Baltic Sea. Meanwhile, Sixpack and the rest of the crew open a safe from The Leviathan and find several crew records relating to deceased crew members, as well as a video tape from the doctor of Leviathan. Among the materials, Sixpack finds a flask of Vodka. There being no alcohol on their own ship, he hides this for his own use later. Bowman (Lisa Eilbacher) figured out Sixpack had hidden away the Vodka and persuades him to share it. That night, Dr. Thompson and Beck review the videotape of the Russian doctor of Leviathan and believe his medical log was cryptic over the crew's poor health condition describing his infirmy filled with sick crew members and that "something's off" before the tape suddenly ends. They also went through the video tapes of Leviathan and noticed the hull was possibly hit by a torpedo. The following morning, Sixpack awakes feeling sick, with lesions throughout his back. The doctor is unable to offer any explanation for why Sixpack ended up like this. He asks the computer for an opinion, and it respondes with a "guess", suggesting "genetic alteration." Sixpack dies eight hours after first feeling sick, but the doctor and Beck hide the news of his death to avoid a panic amongst the crew. Beck and Thompson understands that something strange is happening related to the Leviathan. The question is how they can stop it...

In the wake of "The Abyss" this Alien/The Abyss/The Thing rip off came out a year later. Directed by George P. Cosmatos and with a pretty ok ensemble this is, well a lot better than "Deep Star Six". Itīs a claustrophobic B-horror piece that as said rips off all sorts of things from the mentioned movies, but I reckon thatīs ok in my eyes. I reckon the minus is the (as in "Deep Star Six") creature in the movie, which is maybe a bit too campy and not so well made (even if they worked pretty hard on it from what I know). At least when reseeing it so many years later. Had forgotten about the lovely Amanda Pays and nice to see Lisa Eilbacher as well. Not too bad, but not overwhelmingly great either.
April 13, 2013
Okay it's been done before and will be done again but I think this film has a charm of it's own....the shots of the ocean seen from inside the facility work really well and the miniature/model work was excellent....it was nice to see Amanda Pays pop up in a lead role and there's some great 80's quality one-liners to push it across the line...it does get a little silly towards the end but..c'mon... 80's!
April 12, 2013
yoooooooooooooooo this movie is great forget what these dipshits are saying!!!!
March 16, 2013
Such an extremely clipped film, that the pacing is thrown off and there's no real feeling of doom.
July 5, 2007
Came out around the same time as 'The Abyss' and 'Deep Star Six'. The Abyss was great. Deep Star Six was trashy, but kinda fun. This was just bad.
January 31, 2013
Deep beneath the ocean, a silver mining crew discovers a sunken Soviet ship whose crew died under mysterious circumstances. A review of their ship's data reveals that the Soviets were working on a deadly new biological weapon, and one that has begun to infect everyone on board! Of the many films to follow in ALIEN's footprint, LEVIATHAN comes closest to replicating the same level of fear and paranoia... At least in the first act. The film features an impressive cast led by Peter Weller and Richard Crenna, and also includes incredible production designs for both the interior and exterior sets of the underwater mining facility. It is most unfortunate that things quickly begin to fall apart in the over-indulgent ending, where the lackluster creature effects and laughable surprises drag an otherwise enjoyable film back into the depths. Regardless, LEVIATHAN comes as a welcomed addition to other Science Fiction horrors like THE THING, DEEPSTAR SIX, and the ALIEN series.
January 13, 2013
One of my all time fav thrillers. It may look like an ALIEN rip off...only underwater...but it's so so so so good. Fantastic cast and great creature effects. I can watch this whenever its on TV.
December 31, 2012
One of the few movies in my life where I got too grossed out to continue and turned it off.
December 31, 2012
Two stars for what could have been. Goofy creature designs, poor direction, a lack of tension, and more importantly an overblown ending that had me laughing out loud ruined what started out as a potentially interesting entry into to sci-fi/horror genre.
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