If, in an attempt to cure a disease, you had to enlarge an animals brain (making them bigger, smarter, faster and meaner) wouldn’t you choose something innocent and weak like a little hamster? Surely you wouldn’t choose something that could already tear humans to shreds? Am I right?? Of course I am, and that’s why your movie would blow and this movie is amazing.
To be honest, I felt quite ripped off at the beginning of Deep Blue Sea when a group of good-looking young people managed to walk away from a shark encounter with no serious injuries at all. They were dumb, drunk and horny – all the traits that would generally see them killed off immediately. When no blood was shed I got a little worried that this wasn’t the kind of movie I thought it was. Luckily, that early analysis was so very, very wrong. It was exactly the kind of movie I thought it was….and so much more.
Basic plot – a couple of scientists are trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by enlarging the brains of sharks (of course!). The movie is set in the isolated research facility that houses these brainiac sharks…and a few puny humans. During the super important test they have all been waiting to conduct, a shark wakes up from his snooze (probably a little pissed that someone has been jabbing needles into his head) bites off a dudes arm and shit gets real.
The character’s involved are Dr Susan McCallister – main scientist who is immediately annoying, her lab partner – old one arm, his wife/girlfriend – not really of any value, a nerdy guy – he knows a lot about the structure of the building, a hero – brooding and generally doing tough stuff, LL Cool J – wise-crackin’ jesus lover…oh and for some reason Samuel L. Jackson is there.
About an hour in,the facility goes up in a massive explosion, there is a huge storm/cyclone, sharks are partying, all the characters are thrown around the place and it seems as though it’s all over, but it has only just begun.
I was so sure LL Cool J’s character, Preacher, was a goner. He was a wise-crackin, African American who talked about Jesus, surely he’d be one of the first killed off – it’s textbook! Well clearly the writers of Deep Blue Sea skipped class as LL managed to kick some shark ass! Good old Samuel L. Jackson, however, suffered a very different, and thus awesome, fate. I nearly cried tears of joy as a shark tore his ass up mid speech. I think the super intelligent shark realised Sammy’s character was bringing nothing to the table and decided to rid us of his pointlessness. I appreciated this.
My eyeholes highly enjoyed the crappy shark animation and the fact that pretty much everyone gets killed. So much blood! I think my favourite part is that the love connection going on between hero and the annoying scientist chick doesn’t come to fruition. I have the sharks to thank for that yet again. Good work guys.
A bad movie night CONTENDER.