When there is a movie that includes genetically altered sharks, a building that resembles a space station under water, and LL Cool J, I’d have to say that’s a pretty good movie. And it was. Being made in 1999, I was a little iffy on starting this movie, hoping that the sharks seen on screen weren’t awful looking and the effects weren’t up to par with what I’m use to. However, this movie was really fun to watch.
Thomas Jane plays the main character, Carter, who knows how to handle sharks. The seen with him and that tiger shark in the pool was both nerve-wracking and sweet. Saffron Burrows plays Dr. Susan McAlester, the lead researcher on the water station (that’s what I’m going to call it, not sure if it has a proper name). The team is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease be studying the brains of sharks, ya know because their brain cells don’t degenerate with age. Pretty cool concept if you ask me. My class on Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain diseases in Graduate school was probably my favorite and the most interesting.
Along with those two, Samuel L Jackson is on board as what I’m assuming to be either their boss or their funder. I don’t think it’s ever stated. And then there’s LL Cool J who is the preacher and chef.
Being a shark movie, the basis of the film is the 3 sharks that Dr. McAlester altered their brains decide to fight back against the humans on board. They are more intelligent than normal sharks, so it makes the film more interesting. Overall I enjoyed this film a lot and would definitely recommend it to everyone. It’s the perfect movie to start Shark Week out with. It was full of intense, nerve-wracking scenes and a few explosions as well, thanks to LL Cool J’s character. I’ll give Deep Blue Sea a “Liked It” rating. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it yet! (4/5)
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