DeepStar Six (1989)
Six miles below the surface of the ocean, something beyond your imagination will scare the hell out of you.
- Under the sea (where real life scary crap lives).
- Monster/Creature costume pretty nice, feels remotely like a creature under the sea.
- Set designs.
- Effects mechanics all seem plausible and relatively realistic in execution.
- Nothing particularly so out there you can't see it coming. Sticks to the mold rather well.
- The character you aren't supposed to like does his job much too well.
While there certainly isn't anything particularly stand-out about this movie, that doesn't merit that it should be avoided either. If you like the underwater scary mysteries of the ocean, this one does a pretty good job of being plausible about what might be down there (far more so than some undersea movies do) without grating on your nerves much. Although the creature is a threat later in the flick, it gives enough set up time that you can get a feel for the human cast, and a good deal of the dangers are actually just environmental issues more so than the giant unsurfaced monster beast that is incredibly good at hiding in water despite it's size. Violence at first isn't even that bad - to the point you wonder why it's even rated R - and then it shows up in two scenes to make you understand better why it's there (although by today's standards, that amount of violence is almost laughable to get an R).