Movie Number- 98
Title– The Abyss (1989)
Genre– Sci-Fi
Branden’s Rating– 4 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Average Rating– 5.5
Netflix Rating– 3 Stars
Comments– This was not the underwater version of Alien I was hoping/expecting it to be.  Instead, this was a mix of romance, science fiction, disaster film, guy-going-crazy film, and war of the worlds.  AKA: Not Good.  There was WAY too much going on in this one for me to enjoy it, but even with everything happening, I got bored.  Bridgette, on the other hand, claims that this is one her favorite 80’s sci-fi flicks.  I honestly cannot see why.  Disappointing-Good.

Starting after movie #100, we are going to change up our format a little bit (I want to have 100 movies with the current format so I can do some easy averaging).  I figure after 100 movies this is getting a little stale, so changing things up will be good for both the readers and ourselves.  There will be more links (akin to what I did with the last 10 movie updates), the Netflix summary (because I am not a fan of coming up with my own synopsis when a decent one is readily available), and we’ll be ditching the 10-point scale for something much more basic (essentially, we’ll be a much less qualified Siskel and Ebert…or whoever works with Ebert these days).  If you have any suggestions on what you would like to read about, please leave a comment.

Thanks for reading.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions

Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.