Deep Blue Sea
DEEP BLUE SEA (15)
D: Renny Harlin
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow (Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig & Akiva Goldsman)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers & Wayne Powers
DP: Stephen Windon
Ed: Frank J. Urioste, Derek G. Brechin & Dallas S. Puett
Mus: Trevor Rabin
Thomas Jane (Carter Blake), Saffron Burrows (Dr. Susan McAlester), Samuel L. Jackson (Russell Franklin), Michael Rapaport (Tom Scoggins), Stellan Skarsgård (Jim Whitlock), LL Cool J (Sherman Dudley)
Jaws on steroids. Almost quite literally.
Scientists create a new breed of super-intelligent shark so they can carry out experiments to cure Alzheimer's disease, but the creatures learn quickly how to fight back.
Cack-handed direction, terrible acting, unconvincing sharks and an even more unconvincing scar on LL Cool J's forehead mar what could have been a fundamentally better film.
Without doubt, the biggest highlight is when one of the aquatic beasties lets Samuel L. Jackson know exactly what it thinks of his big speech. Everything else is let down by terrible CGI.