Reviewed by: W.J. Kimble
The impact this movie will have on the audience will depend on the viewer’s personal perspective. If they go to see an intellectually, stimulating movie that is not only entertaining but is accurate in every detail, they will be disappointed! If they go to see a horror flick, they should enjoy it. However, most of the time you will be able to figure out what is going to happen even before it happens. If you go to be entertained and do not care about accuracy or how much it frightens you, you will love this movie.
When I go to a movie, I want to be entertained. I want to feel like I haven’t wasted my time or my money. I want to go out feeling good about myself or somehow believe life, itself, is good. And sometimes, I simply want to feel the raw passion of the human emotion. What I mean is, I want to feel scared, tense, uneasy, mad and upset. I want to feel anguish and pain for the main characters in the movie. I want to become involved with the stars and feel what they are feeling. And I want to laugh.
“Deep Blue Sea” did this for me. Even though I knew what was going to happen (most of the time—even before it happened) I still enjoyed it. My wife and daughter, on the other hand, didn’t know what was going to happen, which resulted in their being scared stiff. But all three of us enjoyed it.
Critics will find the typical flaws, such as: sharks cannot swim backwards (even super-intelligent ones—after all, they may be smarter, but their bodies are still the same). Sharks, like humans, need to go to school to learn and just because they are smarter does not mean they can learn without being taught. And on and on it goes. But, who cares? Let the critics tear it apart, I enjoyed it. And, so did a lot of people that I have talked to.
“Deep Blue Sea” is about a group of researchers who have devised a way to use the brain tissues of sharks to cultivate a substance that, when applied to damaged human brain cells, will rejuvenate within minutes. This process is believed to cure the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The crew of the floating laboratory, Aquatica, is now faced with almost certain death. To produce the serum needed, the crew violated ethical codes by genetically re-engineering the DNA of three mako sharks. This increased the shark’s brains five-fold, which resulted in these super-intelligent sharks being able to figure out the layout of Aquatica. Now in hot-pursuit of the crew, the mako sharks are attacking with a vengeance. No one is safe!
“Deep Blue Sea” is heavy on profanity; but the nudity is kept to a minimum. You will see two young couples making out/caressing each other onboard a boat. There is a scene when a woman removes her clothing (down to her bra and panties) revealing her wet breast and related cleavage. She does this to save her life. This movie is too intense for children and younger teens! IF the secular world deems it unsuitable for children under 17, then why shouldn’t we (the church, who are supposed to be better than they)?