Pssst, want to check out Deep Rising in our new look?
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Anyone curious what lives in the forest at the end of the movie? :)
The year before Stephen Sommers was tapped to make The Mummy, he made what is possibly his best film, Deep Rising. Famke Jansen seems headed for Die Hard on a Cruise Ship, but the situation turns into more of a Poseidon Adventure and then a big, silly creature feature with plenty of gore, but comic gore. The fact that the movie doesn't really treat itself seriously and plays the action for the humor (as did Die Hard, to be fair) means we can take the level of violence with a chuckle and a smile. And with some many terrorists in the mix, there's really only one character that doesn't deserve their death. Jansen goes from glamorous pickpocket to grungy monster hunter, but the nominal hero is Treat Williams who has a sort of TV star presence here, but gets the job done. The further we go, the more absurd the action gets and that's what I want my B-movies to do. You know what you are, so lean into it, hard. Deep Rising does, and scores an extra half-a-star for that smirk-inducing ending.
as for the ending - they made it to Isla Nublar is all
not sure which is more frightful: the sea monster infested ship or cliché riddled script
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