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Imagine the pitch: Jaws meets The Abyss
Warner Brothers has been sending press releases for months now touting this so-called adventure, so it'd be nice to be able to give them a glowing review in return for all that hard work.
A scientist working on a cure for Alzheimers Disease genetically enhances the brain size of sharks to extract the protein responsible for sharks not suffering from degenerative brain illnesses. A mad scientist if you consider obsessive behaviour 'madness'.
They accelerate the testing in order to save their funding and (surprise!) something goes wrong in their converted submarine base.
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|The result is The Abyss with a body count replacing that annoying characterisation stuff.
It's difficult to find anything nice to say about this film. Samuel Jackson plays 'the man', hidden by possibly the most awful, distracting, pair of eyeglasses in cinematic history. Any acting done by the cast is purely circumstantial as they are eaten one-by-one by the now super-smart sharks.
LL Cool J spews out the Christian religious mumbo-jumbo, and if you learnt anything about 'christ allusions' and such in English you'll have a giggle at the obviousness final scenes of the scientist.
Some readers have told me they are going to see this film for the CG (computer generated) effects. They'll be disappointed, those are ordinary, and going to a film for the SFX is a waste of dollars.
As an adventure, it's a washout.
Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea
|by Ali Kayn|
Due for Australian release Sep-1999
For credits and official site details, see below
Samuel L. Jackson also appears in Star Wars, 187, Jackie Brown, Sphere, Out of Sight, The Negotiator
Jacqueline McKenzie also appears in Mr Reliable
Michael Rapaport also appears in Cop Land
Stellan Skarsgard also appears in Amistad
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