Deepsea Challenge 3D Reviews

September 16, 2014
While watching Cameron get in touch with his inner Jacques Cousteau won't be to everyone's taste, fans of the director and oceanography gearheads should swoon to the immersive, visually spectacular images of the ocean floor.
September 16, 2014
Adjust your documentary-watching gauge closer to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and further away from "Werner Herzog discovers one of the last unspoiled places left on earth," and you'll have a perfectly enjoyable time.
September 16, 2014
If the three hours of filming Cameron did in the Trench yield little obvious drama, the story of how the Deepsea Challenger reached those depths makes up for it.
August 22, 2014
[James] Cameron... encourages a we're-all-in-this-together camaraderie among his team. The fact remains, however, that he is the only one who actually gets to go on the big adventure, and that most of his associates are being paid to indulge his whims.
August 8, 2014
The film seems to gloss over meaningful logistics of the expedition - such as funding, design and assemblage of the bathyscaphe Deepsea Challenger - as well as the scientific discoveries made from the specimens it collected.
August 8, 2014
Although he didn't encounter anything other than barrenness, he did bring back to the surface 100 new species of microorganisms. I hope National Geographic appreciates the effort.
August 8, 2014
In the end, the movie seems to be as much about James Cameron as anything else.
August 7, 2014
James Cameron upstages the ocean in "Deepsea Challenge 3D," a shallow vanity project that invites us to join him in marveling at his own daring.
Top Critic
August 7, 2014
This movie is meant for the ... audience that's already jazzed about exploring the bottom of the seas.
August 7, 2014
This enthralling documentary, with a few brief moments of fictional re-creation, was made in conjunction with National Geographic Entertainment.
August 7, 2014
The film pays scant attention to [its] stated goal, relegating the discoveries achieved by Cameron's mission to a brief on-screen title at the very end of the film.
August 7, 2014
Film lovers will see how Cameron not only came up with ideas like The Abyss and Titanic, but how his drive turns obsession into commercial movies, usually very profitable ones.
August 7, 2014
The world's most expensive home movie.
August 7, 2014
In many ways the perfect summation of [Cameron's] ultimate purpose as both a person and a filmmaker.
August 6, 2014
On the whole, the film would probably be more at home on cable and at a reduced running time.
August 5, 2014
Deepsea Challenge has too little interest in anything that's not Cameron's personal experience.