When John Finnegan agrees to take a group of shady characters to an undisclosed location in the South Seas for a hefty sum of cash... he gets much more than he bargained for. The group turns out to be a highly trained team of international super criminals who plan on boarding a massive luxury liner to take a fortune of jewels from its vaults, then sink the whole damn thing so its owner can collect the insurance money. However, things go horribly awry when the assault team realize that they weren't the first beings to board the ship and attack the crew and passengers. A swarm of hideous mutant sea creatures have risen from the depths, massacred practically everyone aboard, and now inhabit the ship's maze-like corridors. So now, trapped aboard a drifting ocean liner in the middle of the South Seas and armed to the teeth with exotic automatic weaponry(!), this gang of jewel thieves must join forces with John and the few remaining passengers to blast their way out of this bloodsoaked nightmare!
God Bless the cocaine snorting studio executives that O.K.ed DEEP RISING! In an era where good old fashioned ultra-violent gorefests are practically extinct, the big studios managed to churn a handful of wonderfully mindless monster movies in the last 12 months: STARSHIP TROOPERS, WES CRAVEN'S WISHMASTER, and (hot damn) DEEP RISING. Chock full of panicking victims, heavy caliber machine guns, a cool claustrophobic atmosphere, and several metric tons of mutant guts a flyin'- DEEP RISING is a classic 90s monster movie. The computer generated creature effects (done by the rightfully famous Industrial Light & Magic team) really shine in this film... and just like last year's STARSHIP TROOPERS- they have convinced me that computers CAN handle this kind of shit. All in all, DEEP RISING is one of the best B-Movies to hit theaters in a long time- and a movie that DEMANDS ot be rented by all monster movie fans. A heavy classic that's highly reccomended.
Our Rating System
Mr. Paul: "DAMN!!! There has been a serious lack of good horror/monster movies i nthe past few years- but movies like Deep Rising and Starship Troopers have reinvented this dying breed. Rent this as soon as it hits video stores!"
Z-man: "SHOW ME SQUID!"
Eagle Te: "THIS MOVIE KICKS ASS!!! Lots of guns, chicks, carnage, and sea monsters that would make Captain Nemo squirt his briny drawers!!!! The hallway of smoked human flesh had me grinnin' from ear to ear!"
El Santo: "You've got to love cheap thrills like this movie. The sounds of heavy military boots crushing human skulls gives this flim just what the doctor ordered. That and the fact that they have plenty of big guns, and a whole lot of people getting "axed". Come all, come now and enjoy the fun! Except you, you bastard, you go to hell and die!"
Ookla The Mok: "There's nothing I like to see better than somebody try to catch a hatchet with their forehead."
General Zod: "If your butter doesn't melt when Famke Janssen cocks a shotgun, then you're a pussy-fisted faggot."