Las Vegas Film Society

Deep Blue Sea


Shark movies have come a long way, baby!!

I went into this movie having seen the above average trailers and having been given this description from a friend, "Deep Blue Sea is an edge of your seat movie, that starts slowly and then erupts."

Well, I didn't agree with the starts slowly part, but the movie does kick ass once it gets going!

The movie takes place on board an undersea research station called 'Aquatica', supposedly an abandoned navy sub refueling depot. There, a team of scientists is using a substance preoduced in the brain of sharks to try and find a cure for Alzheimer's and other mentally debilitating diseases.

When the rich investor threatens to stop funding the project after a shark escape, one of the doctors convinces him to come to the facility to see for himself the results.

It's at this point that the movie really gets rolling. Now, I'm not going to tell you any more of the actual story (what I have told you basically occurs within' the 1st 10 minutes), but I can tell you that the sharks in this film move much more smoothly than the sharks in previous movies, the action is quick and the plot, although simple, is enjoyable.

Samuel L. Jackson does his normal superb job (where the hell does he find time to do all these movies?? Didn't he just appear in Star Wars?!) as does LL Cool J in what I am assuming is his first major theatrical role. In fact, he is a good actor, in the same league as Queen Latifah and Ice - T. I hope to see more of LL in future films. And to think, some thought his Coke ad was a fluke!

Well, I believe saying anything else about this movie would ruin it for unawares viewer, so I will cut this review a little short. Suffice it to say, this is as good an action/suspense romp as you're gonna get, and the plot isn't so simple it hurts.

Deep Blue Sea is Rated 'R' for language, violence, and death by all manner of consumption. In short, a frightfully good time to be had by all. And you thought it was safe to go back into the water...


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