Quick Hit: Sharks have never been smarter than in this movie.
Hello and welcome to Shark Week everyone! It’s going to be a fun week, and I can’t necessarily say it’s gonna be a good one for movies. Today we start with the 1999 movie Deep Blue Sea.
I remember this movie for one thing, and one thing only – one of the most honest-to-God surprise deaths that there is. But that was also about the only thing I remembered, and so I wanted to watch it again. Looking back, I’m not sure why I decided that was a good idea.
The film follows some researches that are out on a mobile lab in the middle of the ocean. They are trying to harvest protein from sharks’ brains in order to cure Alzheimers. However, due to the lack of results, Samuel Jackson, who is a member of the board, decides he is going to shut them down. This means they are all out there at the same time. Which, of course, leads to a terrifically bad amount of action. Because the sharks decide to kill everyone.
The effects in this movie aren’t good. The acting ranges from hilarious to mildly entertaining. It’s a “B” movie that has an “A” cast that forgets it’s a “B” movie. That’s unfortunate, because there are the makings of a decent film in there. I really like the plot, even if it is predictable as hell. And the shock factor is consistently there with the surprises. As the movie wears on, you continue to wait and rely on these for entertainment. The sharks, which are surprisingly not the main characters, change size instantly to fit the plot. There is no consistency there.
There are no good characters, because there really are only archetypes. We have smart scientist. We have rough and tough, non-authority dude. We have woman whose job it is to scream. And so on and so forth. But, one dude talks to a parrot, so there’s that.
Sometimes I hear things about a sequel, and I don’t necessarily think that would be a bad thing. With some special effects and decent acting, you could have a story of some type. However, this time around, you only have a “D”.
For more on this movie check out IMDB.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"