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Film Review - Deep Blue Sea
You know, we've seen four Jaws movies, a couple Parhana movies and a zillion haunted house flicks. But we've never seen the haunted house shark movie. I guess the most similar film I've seen to Deep Blue Sea would be the original Alien film.
Deep Blue See takes place on an old WW II Navy submarine refueling station in the Pacific off California. This off course makes no sense. Subs near California would have just gone to port for fueling. But okay, let's assume they did refuel at sea. The station is being used by a corporation looking for a cure for altziemer's disease. For some reason they're decided that since Shark's don't experience this type of brain aging, using proteins for shark brains would be the cure. Didn't it occur to them that sharks first don't live that long, and second, don't have the higher brain functions that altziemer's effects? Relax Kid, it just a movie! Don't worry that the people who made the film, don't know anything about sharks, or science or stuff like that! Those are just details for egg heads to think about.
Okay, so these scientists who don't know Jack about real sharks have decided to violate all the "rules" of science and create sharks with really huge brains so they can get this protein in mass quantities. Didn't they think of just using a whole lot of little sharks? Wouldn't that have been a lot cheaper? Oh, I'm sorry, I'm using my higher brain functions again. Now the problem is when you make shark brains bigger, the shark gets smarter. ALERT! ALERT! BS METER IN DANGER OF EXPLODING! I hasten to mention that intelligence has nothing to do with brain size within a species. Humans with big brains are not smarter than other humans with little brains, even small brained movie people who don't get their facts straight!
So now we have these smart sharks who decide to flood the station and start eating people. Look when you start thinking about this, it's really stupid. But if you want to scream, it works from all the gore and editing to the music beat. Deep Blue Sea is a bubble gum horror flick. It preys on your natural fear of sharks. It's dumber than Jaws because there's so little to the characters. Don't pay full price for this film, or you deserve to be eaten!