I’ve just watched a film that’s pretty much stolen 95 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back.
I’ve wanted to see this for a while and despite reading that it wasn’t great I decided, as always to watch it and make my own mind up.
If you haven’t seen it, it stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool) among others.
Here’s what it’s about:
An oceanic drilling facility at the bottom of the Mariana Trench gets flooded after what appears to be a strong earthquake.
With all the escape pods gone the few remaining survivors must search for a way back to the surface while being hunted by strange deep-sea, humanoid creatures.
On paper this sounds like a good film, and maybe it could’ve been if done differently, but it was a struggle from very early on.
I’m not one to pick films apart but a lot of it didn’t make sense, like:
1. The suits they wear while walking on the seabed can withstand the immense pressure of being 7 miles below the surface - yet the glass of one of their helmets gets smashed by being hit with a fire extinguisher. 🤔
2. The creatures live down there in that same pressure but their bodies are so fragile that they can be torn apart with bare hands. 🤔
3. Why were the creatures after the crew in the first place? There were hundreds of them yet only a few humans. What was their motivation? If it was food, what have they been surviving on till now? 🤔
4. What were they even drilling for that deep under the ocean? 🤔
I quite like T.J. Miller but every line he has in this film is a comedy line and it wore thin pretty early on. I was actually kind of glad when he died (oops, spoiler alert). 😵
Do yourself a favour and give this one a miss.
If you like the sound of it, watch Life (2017) instead. It’s basically the same idea just set in space and it’s a lot better!
Sorry about the rant.
Night night folks. 😴