Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • Time: 105 min
  • Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Director: Renny Harlin
  • Cast: Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson

Storyline:

On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so that they can harvest the tissue as a cure for Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, the increased brain capacity also makes the sharks smarter, faster, and more dangerous. Aquatica’s financial backers are skeptical and nervous about the tests, and send a corporate executive (Samuel L. Jackson) to visit the facility.

One review

  • “Deep Blue Sea” is “Jaws” for the new generation, but it can never measure up to the only shark film. On one hand, it’s fun, it’s intense, and some of the acting is good (but not all). Thomas Jane’s role was by far the best character/acted, the rest were questionable. I do have to admit that this was one of the first times I didn’t like Samuel L. Jackson in a movie. However, on the other hand, its special effects are laughable, especially the CGI, some of the characters are really unlikeable, and the rest of the acting ranges from just okay to bad. The moments when a character dies are absolutely hilarious because it is when the CGI kicks in and both the sharks and the people just look awful. You feel bad for the characters but it doesn’t make the moment less funny than it is. All in all, “Deep Blue Sea” was not a great movie, but it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat all the way until the end.

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