Originally Posted by Toe
Watched my rental last night and it was fun enough for a one time watch, but glad I rented and its definitely not good enough for repeat viewings IMO.
Lots of bass which was great! Best bass film I've seen this year, but that's not saying much since this year has been disappointing compared to last year. Bass was definitely the star of the show though.
Fun watch, but glad it's back in the mailbox and going away.
So I did expect to like this one a lot
, and did! Regardless of whether positive or negative, I can usually glean enough from commentary to know if I want it or not. I did want it, so set about to ordering, but not widely available....? Guess virus-related production issues, but found it, got it delivered yesterday.
Had to watch right away! Glorious! Did not disappoint. I deeply appreciate the technical aspects of making a film gorgeous to look at. And his one was a delight of production design to behold, and that exquisite application of bass! I suppose I will never get tired of looking at high tech interior facilities, suits of all kinds, here deep-water diving gear, and menacing monsters. Had everything I need, and executed to perfection.
Been loving these kinds of movies for some time. Just rewatched PROMETHEUS a few days ago -- one of the greatest movies of all time, but to list all the movies that follow this formula would take time I won't devote now -- might scan my collection later and come up with a list of "if you liked this, you'll like..." Now many condemned PROMETHEUS for inane choices the characters made, I won't go into that can of worms here, but I honestly did not see that type of thing here -- you are facing certain death, or might take a chance -- whatcha gonna do? Remember you are panicked and have little time.
Where credibility might have vanished, is the dubious science. Don't believe (on the basis of zero research) that this is possible, i.e., walk on the ocean floor at 7K lbs. of pressure per square in. Possibly the armored sections of the gear might survive, if the suit weighed 1000 lbs., but any interstitial flexion joints I should think would just cause the body beneath those layers to explode entrails into the face shield.
But then, there is no movie, and no reveling in the beautiful set designs, absorbing the bass hits, and drinking in the sight of young women galloping around in their underwear. Come on now people, you gotta love this production!
Thanks for your excellent review Ralph, as always -- might have missed this one without you opening this forum here. BTW, my digital copy is available over at MEDIA CODES, for those, like me, who go gagga over this stuff....