Deep Blue Sea Reviews
I am usually a fan of Saffron Burrows, but this roles really didn't suit her and let's face it, LL Cool J has to be one of the worst Rapper turned Actors out there.
The set becomes repetitive and I found myself wanting them to escape just to see different scenery.
The upshot is a romp that never takes itself too seriously, making for a guilty pleasure you can really sink your teeth into.
"Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner."
As far as shark thrillers go, Deep Blue Sea isn't the worst you'll ever see. It belongs to a genre that pretty much blows, although there are a few exceptions like Jaws and Open Water. Deep Blue Sea is a decent Film, but I still didn't really like it. It's fun in a stupid kind of way and it does have a few awesome action sequences, but other then that its nothing but a big, dumb action film. I guess I knew that going in though.
It does have a pretty cool cast, but obviously the acting is bad because that's what the material calls for. It has dumb one liners and ridiculously smart sharks, so I don't think the director is trying to pull Oscar level stuff out of his cast. Even Oscar level actor Samuel L. Jackson's acting is bad, but that's how its supposed to be, so I'm not complaining about that. What I am complaining about though, is that this movie wasn't as fun as it should have been. I can like movies like this. I liked Piranha 3D because it was fun from start to finish. It also had a short run time which is almost a necessity with these stupid creature features.
All in all, you're going to get what you expect. You're going to get a semi-entertaining, ridiculous movie that you don't need to think about. It's not a bad movie to watch late at night when there's nothing else to do.
Also LL Cool J's credits song is hysterical.
'Hey i have a great idea for a story, we can breed super sharks with oversize brain capacity in the quest to find a cure for Altziemers disease'
'That sounds good, then we can have the sharks get out of control and add some action sequences'
'Yeah good idea, but lets show the scientific side first while we build the characters'
'Yeah of course we have to build the characters and set the scene, wow what's that over there; come and take a look what the special effects team have done it's brilliant'
'Wow that's really cool, lets have lots of that.'
'But what about the story and character depth'
'We could always show the sexy female lead in her underwear, i reckon that and loads of sharks and death will distract the audience enough and they'll never notice'
And so Deep Blue Sea was born, and guess what? It's actually a good laugh and has wall to wall action, sharks and blood; and oh yeah! The female lead gets down to her underwear too, SHOCKER!
Please accept my apologies for the rather corny review, but i felt it was very fitting for this movie.
5/10 By the way Yes i did enjoy it, just in case you were wondering.
When "Deep Blue Sea" was at the theaters in 1999, I was a senior in high school and I never got the chance to go see it. I've always been a huge fan of action/suspense movies that involve an animal as a killer, especially the "Jaws" series, therefore, I really couldn't wait to see this one!
"Deep Blue Sea" has good enough acting, good special effects, and equally well done suspense and action. The whole time I was watching it, I never got bored or wanted to move from my seat. In ways, I could see where it was trying to be like the all-famous and classic "Jaws." But it's a little different because it involves more than one shark and these sharks have a huge brain. All in all, "Deep Blue Sea" is a great movie, but to me, it wasn't as good as "Jaws," but then again, how could it be? It would be almost impossible for a movie of the same nature to be better than "Jaws," which was a revolutionary classic to say the least. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Always love shark movies.
Shark's the size of a school bus, lots of bad acting, and unrealistic scenes make for a hardly convincing movie, which for me lost a lot of points. I don't mind a crazy thriller, but if im going to worry about people getting dead, I'd at least like to feel like it's a bit truthful...
LL Cool J saves the film from total disaster, with his cool comedy, and believe it or not - don't know if this is an insult the movie or a compliment to LL Cool J- but he's better than anyone else in the movie by far.
It's thrilling, it keeps you on the edge of your feet, and most important it's unpredictable. Most thriller/horror flicks you know who will survive and who will die right from the beginning - the one thing I had to give this movie major credit for, was that is far from the case in this one.
It's fun to watch, but it's nothing we havent seen before. Sharks, a chase, death, survival, it's not magic but it's an okay flick.