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Deep Rising 1998

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Finally got around to seeing this one albeit 20 years after it's release. Holy crap I'm sorry I missed it. Really, really enjoyed it. Not perfect but a solid monster flick.

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A "super yacht" (come on, just call it a cruise ship...) full of rich people gets hit by a sea creature or creatures. Pirates/hijackers board the ship, discover whats left of the crew and passengers too late, and must escape.

Meh. Completely forgettable but had some hilariously bad moments. A weird mix of Poseidon Adventure and Tremors without the sense of adventure or interesting creature discovery you get from either of those movies. I think they wanted the monster to be Lovecraftian, but got water graboids instead. We had fun watching and making fun of it.

Given when this was made (1998), the CGI was horrible. Made for TV bad.

Not sure if this was intentional or not, but there were several times that characters made weird but subtle Star Wars (Episode IV) references, which no other character acknowledged. It felt like the scriptwriter got a bunch of lines past their editor as a joke / Easter egg of sorts...

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Deep Rising is my kind of film but somehow I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I wasn't in the mood, maybe something struck me wrong I don't know.

It however has a fun monster! Loads of corpses, skeletons, sucked-dry people, cringe-worthy lines, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, Djimon Hounsou, an action packed final 15 minutes, many assholes and an open end.

Was there suppose to be a sequel? I don't know but I liked the ending though! Anyway Deep Rising is a 90's B-film that just didn't click with me. I do think that if you haven't seen it yet, it could be worth a watch.

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More entertaining than you might expect. Fun monster film with nice portions of violence, some "before they were stars" appearances, and great pacing. The the next movie this director would make was the Brendan Fraser "The Mummy" and you can see the bones of that film here. A good time!

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Looking at it again, some of the CGI has aged rather poorly, but that aside, is a pretty damn entertaining Action/Horror flick. One of Sommers best. Especially loved how it sets up these characters for more adventures. It's too bad the movie wasn't successful enough.

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This is one of those that just doesn't hold up. I so wanted it to, but no luck. Not even Famke could save this one. If you've never seen it, it might be worth a watch, otherwise nope.

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