Film: Deep Blue Sea (1999)

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder.

…brilliant.  Deep Blue Sea is no classic.  It’ll never win any awards or cinephile accolades but it’s proof that, despite numerous faults, idiocy and inconsistency, films either work for you or they don’t.  Deep Blue Sea works.  It’s got genetically modified sharks (they swim backwards!), ‘splosions out the wazoo, Samuel L Jackson doing his thing, and Thomas Jane.  It’s worth a watch every couple of years because director Renny Harlin knows that action movies need to move faster than the time it takes to think about clever sharks or LL Cool J’s terrible attempts at pretending to be cold.

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