Deep Blue Sea

Starring: LL Cool J, Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saffron Burrows, Stellan Skarsgard

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Produced by: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Productions, Groucho II Film Partnership, Riche-Ludwig Productions

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Genre: horror

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Review by Xibo Date seen: August 1, 1999
Viewing Location: West New York Grade: B-
Summary: Best shark movie I've ever seen.
Okay so we get some brainy sharks trapped in a research facility and they decide to destroy everything and so we get a disaster movie combined with the sinking and flooding chases scenes of Titanic or Aliens, as well as the combat scenes from Jaws. Oh, and these sharks are bigger, faster, and a lot more vicious. Samuel L. Jackson is aging well, and does a professional job, as expected. This is the first time I've really noticed Thomas Jane, he did a fine job as action hero, and a little research shows that he's been in quite a few action movies in the past. I hope we see more of him. The movie also heavily pushes the moral of "gene research on stupid animals to improve the lives of people is evil", which I found highly repugnant. 

Review by Arcady Date seen: January 21, 2000
Viewing Location: Academy, Adelaide Grade: B
Summary: Great example of shark film genre
Pluses: good special effects; credible acting; strikes the right balance between following the genre conventions, and breaking enough of them to keep it interesting. Minuses: it *is* a shark film in the end; premise is a bit of a stretch; the moral judgement on applied genetic research is heavy handed and personally distasteful; the actions of the (surviving) characters at the end of the film are inconsistent. See it in the cinema if you can for the immersive effect. 

Review by Beckers12345 Date seen: December 4, 2003
  Grade: F
Summary: Worst shark movie ever
If you like seing computer animated backward swimming sharks and crpa special effects then that is fine, if you really want to see good sharks movies then refer to jaws, not this low life movie .. .. .. ppftt smart sharks... YER... seing the main character get eaten didnt exactly help this movie either, that was not a good place to put a twist 

Review by dragonprincess Date seen: December 4, 2003
Viewing Location: home Grade: B
Not the best shark movie ever, but not the worst, we have come along way from Jaws, although it was the first of its kind we have still come a long way. It really gives you something to think about, when you think about how smart sharks could be already, its not a movie you would want to watch 3 times in a row, once every once in a while is good. 

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