Deep Rising (1998) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Deep Rising (1998) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1998
  • Genre:  Neo-monsters
  • Cast and crew: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O’Connor, Wes Studi, Derrick O’Connor, Jason Flemyng, Cliff Curtis, Clifton Powell, Trevor Goddard, Djimon Hounsou, Una Damon, Clint Curtis, Warren Takeuchi, Linden Banks
  • Director:  Stephen Sommers
  • Screenwriter:  Stephen Sommers

Deep Rising (1998) Rating:

  • Dylan = 7 / 10;
  • Eloise = 5 / 10;
  • Raoul = 4 / 10;
  • IMDb = 6.0 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.9 / 10;

Deep Rising (1998) Synopsis:

A commando prepares to hijack a luxury cruise only to find themselves facing an unknown race of giant octopus-like creature from the deep sea.


Deep Rising (1998) Review:

This monster/action movie is at the image of Stephen Sommers’ other flicks (The Mummy I & II; Van Helsing): a big Hollywood show!

Story-wise, the film is as poor as it gets, the creatures come out of nowhere without explanation and, by some pure coincidence, choose to attack the cruise ship at the exact moment where it is being hijacked by an elite commando (thanks Hollywood!). As usual, the characters are complete stereotypes too. Expect to be able to predict very easily that happens in this movie. We actually played it as a game with my wife to guess who’s going to dye next and exactly when.

The monster itself is one of these huge CGI things, looks very fake, almost like in a video game. The special effects done on the victims’ body are however looking a little better.

Fortunately, the film remains entertaining. It is quite funny, sometimes on purpose, and often because it is just too bad. The end, when they escape with the jet ski, is some unbelievably over the top Hollywood action and still make me laugh my ass off!

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