Movie Number- 24
Title– Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Average Rating– 7
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– Continuing with our shark theme, we rented Deep Blue Sea from Netflix. I had seen this movie a LONG time ago, but didn’t remember the majority of it. The film is about a scientific study of sharks on a self-contained, undersea lab. They end up making “smart sharks” who think and have wants and desires…that alone should tell you where this movie is heading. No doubt this film would never have been made without the likes of Jaws, but it adds in some great explosions, gory death scenes, and LL Cool J. LL Cool J never ceases to impress me in his movies, and generally has me laughing. Deep Blue Sea is not a very deep movie, but not every movie should be- especially ones about sharks, in my opinion. There are some ultra-corny lines, and some very questionable acting done at points, but overall, if you’re into shark movies, this one stands up on it’s own as a very worthwhile addition to the genre. Good.
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.