Deep Blue Sea

Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.

Action Horror Science Fiction
105 min     5.974     1999     Australia


Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.


Gimly wrote:
There's quite a cast assembled for _Deep Blue Sea_, not what we've come to expect from the Asuylum-soiled genre of shark movies in this day and age. It's not a fantastic movie, but it proves more watchable that 90% of its company. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole_.
Kamurai wrote:
Great watch, would watch again, and do recommend. This is probably my favorite shark movie. I know "Jaws" did a thing back when, but I like this better. It doesn't mean it's a better movie, the same way that more people like pizza than salad even though salad is a better food. The biggest part of why I like it so much better is that it's a survivalist situation, in an isolationist setting, and the sharks are "intelligent" so they're actively hunting the humans so it becomes a killer creature feature too. The cast is really good, and you should probably recognize about half the faces, whether or not they've been in Marvel movies. The split story lines bother me a bit, and more when they're voluntary, but it works. And when someone gets eaten by a shark, everyone else greedily makes an opportunity of it in a good survivor's fashion. This is a movie fueled by adversity instead of stupidity, as is a soft requirement for some movies. I guess the "stupidity" is creating the situation in the first place If you like sharks eating people, or underwater bases ("Rapture"), or liked "The Meg" then give this a watch.
Tejas Nair wrote:
An engaging thriller with a mindless plot, Deep Blue Sea managed to keep me hooked throughout its loud 100-minute running time. A doctor and her team of researchers looking to find a cure for Alzheimer's in sharks in an isolated facility in the middle of an ocean - what more do you need for some sweet chaos while also supported by some unethical practices? Deep Blue Sea is not the most realistic shark film out there but it has a lot of cool action, suspense, the added pleasure of flooding sequences, and a protagonist that you love to hate. Go for it. (Grade B-). TN.
The Movie Mob wrote:
**Peak corny shark goodness!** 🦈🦈🦈 Deep Blue Sea falls prey to every shark movie trope and has a blast doing it. Embracing its cheesiness makes this movie one is the all-time best shark flicks—a fabulous cocktail of 90s cheese, sharks, and surprising twists. If you haven’t seen this one, I guarantee you will be surprised by who survives and who doesn’t.
CinemaSerf wrote:
The science behind this may well be plausible - that cures for human ailments may well rest elsewhere in the animal kingdom. To that end Saffron Burrows ("Susan") enlists the help of millionaire philanthropist "Russell Franklin" (Samuel L. Jackson) to develop a cure for Alzheimer's using sharks captive in a converted offshore submarine refuelling base. When he arrives at the facility he meets the rather oddball crew including "Carter" (Thomas Jane") "Preacher" (LL Cool J) and "Jim" (Stellan Skarsgård) before quickly discovering that these genetically altered fish are tired of being the guinea-pigs in the lab and are bent on revenge. The film does not hang about; the effects are quite scary at times but the one great snag is given that the sharks are supposed to be super-intelligent: why did they agree to star in a film with the dreadfully flat Burrows - there are bits of flotsam in this film less wooden than her performance. Jane & LL Cool J have some fun as they try to evade their menacing foes and though it certainly isn't "Jaws"; it's not terrible...