Captain Lucien: "On a scale from one to ten, how bad's my rig?"
Norah: "Ten."

release year: 2020
genre: underwater horror/drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 4/22/20

synopsis: An earthquake decimates a deep-sea mining station, and six survivors try to escape but are hampered by the appearance of weird, aggressive creatures.

impressions: This was pretty entertaining. It sets up the premise fast (before the 8-minute mark, it's apparent that things are going bad) and is fairly relentless. There's practically no downtime - the characters are always on the move, either running from something or running toward potential safety. The super-deep-sea element is at play too - if your suit cracks or leaks, you implode, etc. I'm not sure if it's realistic that humans could survive at that depth in any kind of suits, much less flexible ones that are easy to don and remove, but whatever. The monster angle is interesting, and not much of it is really explained.

acting: Kristen Stewart (known mainly for those Twilght movies) is the main protagonist. Vincent Cassel is the captain. TJ Miller (from Deadpool) is the comic relief. Jessica Henwick (who you may have seen as a Sand sister in Game of Thrones) is a biologist who's not ready for the stress of events around her.

final word: Fun, fast-paced, tense monster/disaster movie.

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