DEEP RISING (Theatrical Release USA 1998)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Deep Rising
—reminiscent of the Tremors movies—has two redeeming factors…more realism and a significantly more intimidating monster than the Tremors series. While the movie does create some interest, the film needs tweaking in acting and portrayal of story. It does not stand with the better films like Jurassic Park or Jaws. But Stephen Sommers makes a creature feature that has very little lag time, gets to its point, and delivers the necessary thrills throughout viewing.


When men intend to board and pirate a cruise ship, they find themselves battling something quite different than what they expected.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stephen Sommers for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Barry Bernardi for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John Finnegan (Treat Williams), Trillian St. James (Famke Janssen), Simon Canton (Anthony Heald), Joey Pantucci (Kevin J. O’Connor), Hanover (Wes Studi), Captain Atherton (Derrick O’Connor), Mulligan (Jason Flemyng), Mamooli (Cliff Curtis), Mason (Clifton Powell), T. Ray (Trevor Goddard), Vivo (Djimon Hounsou), and Leila (Una Damon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. But, higher quality thriller entertainment still wraps itself around the movie, Jaws.

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