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Deep Rising
Feroz Hassan / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
5.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
Blame it all on Steven Spielberg. He made Jaws, we liked it; he made Jurassic Park, we loved it. Now every Tom, Dick 'n Harry's uncle comes up with monster movies that promise to enthrall us, but leave us in disgust. Well, some do claim to have been entertained by these movies, of which Lake Placid is an example. Deep Rising is exactly the kind of movie that will have the audience's opinion divided.

Finny (Treat Williams) owns a boat that is hired by a bunch of guys who'd like to keep the purpose of their journey a secret. On the same waters as their boat, a cruise liner, Arganoutica - a la Titanic - is on its maiden voyage. The party on the liner doesn't last long as it is wrecked by an unknown element.

We are spared the details for now and the focus is on Finny's boat, whose passengers aren't turning out to be friendly. They train their guns on Finny and his crew, Joey (Kevin Connor) and a girl, but before anything nasty can happen, their boat hits a lifeboat and sustains considerable damage.

At this point, they come across the Arganoutica and look upon it as an opportunity to bail themselves out of their predicament. When they land on the liner, they find it abandoned and wrecked. Only for a while though, as they discover the ship's captain (Anthony Heald), his assistant, a pretty girl (Famke Janssen), and, with them, an army of ferocious sea monsters.

From here, it is a battle for survival and it is too predictable as to who survives.

The whole affair is macabre to the core. There is a difference between watching the gore in Saving Private Ryan and enduring the muck of these pointless monster movies. The monsters are as slimy as they come.

To go with the slime, we have an array of characters who keep coming up with the most corny one-liners. Treat Williams isn't exactly a treat to watch, what with a perpetually skewed look on his face. Famke Janssen hasn't stopped grinning, for no reason whatsoever, since Golden Eye. The rest of the cast is pretty much the same and worse.

And what about the screenplay? Well, Joey has a girlfriend who is left behind on the boat, as the rest ascend the cruise liner. That is the last we see of her and she is completely forgotten by the director and, logically, by the characters on screen.

And going by the climax, there is more to come of such piffling stuff. I am talking about the sequel, whose possibility the director has hinted at.
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  • Cast
    Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin O'Connor, Wes Studi
  • Director
    Dean Cundey, Greg Michael, Stephen Sommers
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
DEEP RISING USER REVIEWS
USER RATING
2.0
1 USER
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Can watch again - NA
Good for kids - NA
Good for dates - NA
Wait to rent it - NA
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