Deep Star Six
"Well, at least Snyder will get his name in the Guinness book of records. I mean, causing two nuclear explosions in one afternoon has to be some sort of record." - Richardson
release year: 1989
genre: underwater monster
viewing setting: home DVD 9/3/14 and home VHS 10/16/98
synopsis: An underwater drilling station opens a deep underwater cave, releasing a nasty monster that begins killing everyone.
impressions: This was basic entertaining sci-fi/horror stuff. It's been done better, but the underwater aspect was kinda neat. Complaint: from the initial signs, I'd thought the monster to be much larger than it actually turned out to be. Oh well, logic isn't always a feature of movies like this.
acting: Greg Evigan is the main hero, a submarine pilot. Nancy Everhard is his girlfriend who's also some kind of underwater miner. Nia Peeples is a scientist lady who walks around in a tank top. Miguel Ferrer did a good job of playing a complete fuck-up, a guy who made multiple critical mistakes that caused people to get killed. Marius Weyers is the head scientist who's utterly unconcerned about safety.
final word: Entertaining and watchable, one of the better of the rash of late-1980s sea monster movies.
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