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« on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

It will goes down as a cult classic, like Ferris B. Day off, when you mention the name, there will be two responces. One is that of the people who didn't see it and the second group. The people who did see it then they will talk to you about it, and bring up radom lines.
They also say "damn Famke Janssen is hot."
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I fell in love with Deep Rising when I saw it during its brief run at the theaters. Writer/Director Stephen Sommers
 did not have a lot to say about Disney's digital effects department that was good. Their mediocre effects held up
 the movie for a critical year, thus robbing it (in Sommers opinion) of a chance at a bigger slice of the box office pie. Effects quibbles aside I found the humor, for a change, refreshing and the closing joke a riot. Jerry Goldsmith's
 terrific score [I have the out of print soundtrack, nyah nyah :-)] added tremendously to the over all effect. A fun
 b-movie for me.
Steve Bentley
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

I have to agree, this movie is so much fun. On the other hand, I felt this may have been the best use of cgi I had
 seen to date. Opted to see this one instead of Titanic in the theater and I am sooooo much better for that!
Thomas Durham
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I too saw this film in the theaters and became a great fan. I own a copy and for inexplicable reasons watch the movie about four times a year.  There's just something about the complete indulgence of campy cliches that makes for great fun.  Treat Williams is great, Fonzy versus the sea monster, and Famke Janssen is in my opinion one of the most beautiful women around.  An incredibly solid cast for a B-movie as well as good direction from Sommers keep this movie fresh and lively.  The pace is quite good with only a couple of garish emotional moments thrown in, all in all a must see for non-discriminating fans the world over.  I love it!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Yeah, I forgot how funny the film was. One thing to note. Where are the children? I have been on a number of cruise ships to a number of different ports at different times of the year, and there has always been one certainty. Children.
This is the first cruise ship I have seen, that did not have children on it. Enjoy. And does anybody else think Anthony Heald, who plays Simon Canton in film, looks life Nick Nolte's brother?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

You forgot the "Gratuitous act of violence towards leg!" remark. :)
Thomas Hulstrøm
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Good clean entertainment... worth seing. Dont think its a b-movie though... just because its funny, entertaining and packed with action doesnt make it a b-movie in my opinion. Wanna see a b-movie ? see "the intruder" by punjabi,punjabi & punjabi, starring "Peter 0'Brian" (?), the funniest film i have ever seen. (Seen it at least 40 times!)
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Oops... Yeah, I guess I did forget that in a way!!

B-movie or not? Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's most definitely not a movie made to carry a message across to anyone, nor is it a deeply artistic piece; it is not either, and thankfully so, one of those blockbusters that think they're bloody marvels and God's gift to cinema. It's pure, unadulterated fun, and that qualifies as B-movie. But that's my own classification, and opinion of course!

Finally, concerning children: GOOD! There's nothing I hate more than a perfectly good movie ruined by the ubiquitous brat, weak, slow and clumsy, and yet capable of saving everybody by hacking into the NSA's database in two clicks of a mouse...

Jerome, now from Ireland.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Ah, Deep Rising. Undoubtedly a classic, and it belongs on the shelf of any B-movie fan. Characters that are likable, moments that had me laughing out loud (the leg shot scene, the hilarious ending), a large sea monster (gotta love 'em), lots of explosions, and a woman being pulled down a toilet . . . this movie has EVERYTHING! I so want this movie for my personal collection, but can't seem to find it. Dang it!

Anyway, I could easily sit through that movie another 40 times or so.
The Beast
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I happen to really enjoy this movie.  In some ways it kinda sorta reminds me of "Tremors," another movie I really like.  I read the critics' reviews of this movie, and...let's just say, I never have liked what critics have to say.  But I think this is a fun movie, and I could watch it many times without getting bored of it.
Alban Gelé
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Je me suis bien amusé à lire tout ça, et encore plus pour le film. C'est un prodigieux moment de mauvais goùt, rien que l'idée d'un ver géant...les mers recèlent encore des trésors inconnus! :)
Ca m'a bien fait pensé à une partie de SOF que tu masterisais, et surtout, surtout, j'ai trouvé sympa que Joey survive, vu le boulet que c'était, c'est à lui que je me suis identifié. Et puis sa copine était super mignonne, dommage...j'ai l'impression que le Ver aime les sushis...:(
Et en plus, il y a de quoi faire une suite, l'assurance voudra bien savoir ce qui est arrivé à ce bateau...yerk!
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This movie is one of my favorite guilty pleasures (along with 'Event Horizon', only humorous).  I remember the first time I rented it, I turned to my housemate halfway through it and said:  "This movie has EVERYTHING!"  Slick production design, a good hero, the requisite hot babe (Famke Janssen - ouch!), some really NASTY creatures, and lots of cheeky humor.  Highly recommended!
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

can any one tell me the name of the boat type ect that treat williams had in the movie as i realy want to buy one and if any  one knows of where one of the same type is ill pay a spotters fee.
by the way i live in australia and whould prefer a boat in oz
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This is one of those pure, all-around fun movies. Sommers has a definite knack at delivering; great heroes, evil villains, explosive endings, tons of action and humor. The acting is good (you really HATE that sniveling little Canton) and the gore is more than gratuitous (like the half-digested screaming guy, that scared the hell out of me when I was ten). The monster... which was in fact a giant octopus, not worms [or maybe more than one octopus, anyone know] was totally insane, totally disregarding the actual anatomy of an octopus (like the tentacle-mouths and the huge jaws on the main head)... but make it so much COOLER! The jet-ski chase with the tentacles and fire and shooting was awesome, really satisfying, with a great climax for Jerry Goldsmith's score, which itself was both very foreboding at times and very tropical and lively at others.

Great movie- five stars!
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This is definitely one of my favorite monster movies right up there with Hellboy and Tremmors. It's pure fun all the way through with no sap or messages to slow it down.
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