Saturday, July 20, 2013

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Director: Renny Harlin

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard, LL Cool J, Aida Turturro, Cristos, Daniel Ray

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.

Plot: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

This one took me by surprise.  The poster looked idiotic, the premise equally so and it's directed by Renny Harlin but the cast sold me, especially Samuel L. Jackson.  It's a fun action/horror flick.  I'm so reluctant to watch a Renny Harlin picture ever since I saw CUTTHROAT ISLAND (1995) when it came out and I couldn't believe how bad it was.  I didn't like that one a single bit.  Except for that one everything else I've seen of his has moments of great action sequences and a moderate level of fun.  DBS turned out just fine. Jackson's exit had me screaming with laughter and that one scene alone is worth watching this picture.

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