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John’s Horror Corner: The Devil’s Candy (2015), an atmospheric style-over-substance film about evil, music and art.

August 3, 2017

MY CALL:  Not much in the way of story or substance, but totally worth watching for outstanding characters and style.  MORE MOVIES LIKE The Devil’s CandyWell, Deathgasm (2015) and The Gate (1987) have other approaches to metal in horror. For more in the way of style of substance, I’d go with The House of the Devil (2009).

Stringy-haired and donning a smattering of tattoos, Jesse (Ethan Embry; Late Phases, The Guest, Cheap Thrills) is a struggling artist moving with his wife (Shiri Appleby; The Thirteenth Floor, Swinfan) and daughter (Kiara Glasco; Bitten, Maps to the Stars) into their dream home in rural Texas.  Jesse is a pragmatic metalhead and, otherwise, a pretty normal guy who playfully connects with his teenage daughter by headbanging to power cords as his wife smiles and understandingly rolls her eyes. Their family dynamic is actually very sweet.

But, alas, their house has a dark history.  Much as with the Amityville Horror (1979, 2005), a curse of others’ past enshrouds the house and seeps into our patriarch as growling whispers of Satanic influence pepper the silence.

We have an array of creepy supporting characters including a deeply disturbed man (Pruitt Taylor Vince; Constantine, Identity, Creature) and a sinister art dealer (Tony Amendola; Annabelle, Castlevania) among others.  It also has its moments of brutality, but it doesn’t dwell on gore to be effective or disturbing.  That’s not what “gets” you.  Bad things happen to good people.  Very bad things; things that could really happen.  When you see it transpire you’ll feel helpless.  You care about this family and they don’t run amok making stupid decisions.

Director and writer Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones) delivers a fair perspective to a metalhead character.  Ethan Embry gives an outstanding performance as a kind husband and sympathetic father who simply happens to attune to heavy metal music.  Splendid acting and credible characters show us their relationships with no flat exposition to be found.  In fact, the admixture of metal and caring family values seems totally…normal.  And when those relationships degenerate or become threatened, that is the urgency cultivated within us.

This film thrives on its characters and atmosphere, but the story itself feels weak and undeveloped.  We find rich potential in Jesse’s infernal connection to his artwork, but everything around his family like the house’s history, this curse, the Devil’s influence, the parallel to the music…none of it seems to find its footing or anything resembling explanation.  As with Ti West’s The House of the Devil (2009), this is a film to be enjoyed for its style, not substance, and likewise will finish with much less impact than the first hour.


MFF Special: Analyzing Matthew McConaughey’s Record Breaking Jump in Reign of Fire

August 2, 2017

Reign of Fire is a relatively grounded post-apocalyptic dragon film that features an incredibly odd moment that has stuck with me for years. In an effort to make Matthew McConaughey look awesome they had him do a leap that breaks all forms of movie logic and left many people confused or amused. If you’ve been reading my random analysis posts you know I love finding answers to movie moments/scenes that confound me. These moments weren’t created to be analyzed or broken down and I know little thought was put into them. However, in these careless moments, I’ve discovered pure gold and I love figuring out things that don’t need answers.

Sidenote: I love Reign of Fire. It’s one of my favorite “when it’s on, I watch it” movies and I’m writing this out of love, not dislike.

One scene that I’ve never been able to shake is featured in Reign of Fire. Here it is.


Watch it again and take a look at how far McConaughey is able to jump. He spends seven seconds in the air and never descends! Normally, I’d watch this scene and never think about it again. However, some things happened that left me with questions I’d never thought I’d have.

  1. How could he stay in the air for seven seconds without descending?
  2. What was his plan? If he killed the dragon how did he plan on surviving? Was it an unnecessary suicide mission?
  3. If he played cat-and-mouse with more strategy wouldn’t it keep the dragon preoccupied longer?
  4. How much does the axe weigh?
  5. How strong are his quads?
  6. Do we quickly evolve after the apocalypse to become better jumpers?

Normally when a hero sacrifices their life they do something heroic before they die in a glorious ball of death. McC got off to a great start with the leap but everything went wrong after that. At first, I was like “He might kill a dragon!” Then after a few seconds, I was  like “Wait, did that just happen?”  This isn’t The Last Witch Hunter where Vin Diesel jumps through a bone creature easily and without a scratch. This is a film where the attack plays out exactly how it would’ve happened (dragon wins = practical) but it throws in a world record breaking jump beforehand which it makes it weird and awesome.


This is how the scene should’ve played out according to gravity AND movie gravity.


This is what happened.

How did I come up with him traveling 35 feet? Take a look at the McC jumping video and pause it at the four-second mark. I measured the length of his body (5 feet – since he is slightly bunched up) and went from there. I established (via tape measure against the television) that in those three seconds he covered 15 feet. Then, I played the video and counted how much longer it was until the dragon ate him (4 seconds). Thus, 7 x 5 = 35. It may seem like a very far distance (it is), however, I think it’s about right considering he never slowed down and is killed while moving at maximum speed. What I find to be most impressive is it broke every single long jump record with ease and less running space. Take a look at the clip below for reference.

The world record long jump was 29 ft. 4 1/4 in. Powell had a longer running platform and wasn’t carrying an axe.


While watching the McC clip I was certain he was always moving closer to the ground (which would happen 100% of the time). However, when the dragon eats him it simply flies over the tower where McC jumped. If McC was falling towards the earth the dragon would’ve smashed into the tower. Thus, further proof of the miraculous 35-foot jump/float.


This is what would’ve happened had he started to descend.

I 100% believe that McC’s character didn’t think he was going to die. I think he thought he would murder the dragon with a mighty swing of his axe and land on his feet. However, much like Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock in The Other Guys he horribly misjudged his actions and didn’t think about what would happen. That is why I love this moment because it defies everything that cinema has taught us. I never suspected that he would literally float for 35 feet in the air for seven seconds whilst holding an axe and then die. The scene is memorable because it is believable and insane in the span of 10 seconds.

There you have it! Matthew McConaughey broke every long jump record known to man and his reward was a quick death. If you liked this post make sure to check out my other random data analysis musings about a Merman’s murderous journeyLeatherface sprinting,  Deep Blue Sea and Stellan Skarsgard, I Know What You Did Last Summer trunk cleaning and Michael Myer’s Halloween H20 driving then work your way down the list!

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  2. How did the Geologist get lost in Prometheus?
  3. People love a bearded Kurt Russell
  4. A Closer Look at Movies That Feature the Words Great, Good, Best, Perfect and Fantastic
  5. An In-Depth Look At Movies That Feature Pencils Used as Weapons
  6. Cinematic Foghat Data
  7. Explosions and Movie Posters
  8. The Fast & Furious & Corona
  9. Nicolas Sparks Movie Posters Are Weird
  10. Predicting the RT score of Baywatch
  11. The Cinematic Dumb Data Podcast
  12. What is the best horror movie franchise?
  13. How fast can the fisherman clean a trunk in I Know What You Did Last Summer?
  14. It’s expensive to feature characters being eaten alive and surviving without a scratch




MFF Podcast #104: Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of Deep Blue Sea

August 1, 2017

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The MFF podcast is back and we are talking about Deep Blue Sea and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Deep Blue Sea might be the greatest movie ever made and we are treating its 18th anniversary with reverence and love.  We also break down the plot of Spiderman: Homecoming and talk at length about Michael Keaton’s sweet vulture jacket. If you are a fan of smart sharks, Lego Death Stars and elaborate deaths you will love this pod.

Greatest kitchen fight ever

As always we answer random listener questions and ponder why Gremlins can drink beer and not spawn other gross gremlins.  If you are a fan of the podcast make sure to send in some random listener questions so we can do our best to not answer them correctly. We thank you for listening and hope you enjoy the pod!

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Bad Movie Tuesday: The Arrival (1996), the 90s Sci-Fi movie for fans of waxed chests and heroic astronomers.

August 1, 2017

MY CALL:  This movie is awesome…but bad.  But it’s not a bad movie really…yet it is bad like a 90s Schwarzenegger movie…but one of the better 90s Schwarzenegger movies.  There, now you understand, right?  MORE MOVIES LIKE The ArrivalFor more mid-90s sci-fi alien invasions threatening humanity, I highly recommend Independence Day (1996), Men in Black (1997) and Species (1995).  Sphere (1998) and Contact (1997) took less invasion-y approaches.  If you want to kick the bonkers into high gear, go for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Jupiter Ascending (2015) and The Fifth Element (1997).  Speaking of bonkers Sci-Fi films…we’ve podcasted about many of these films.  Check out Episode 84: Sci-Fi Past & Present, The Arrival (1996) and Arrival (2016) and Episode 81: Bonkers Sci-Fi Past & Present Extravaganza, The Fifth Element & Jupiter Ascending.

Writer and director David Twohy (the Pitch Black/Riddick trilogy, A Perfect Getaway) is no stranger to thrillers, having written The Fugitive (1993) and Waterworld (1995) as well as Warlock (1989).  He’s had experience with horror, suspense, and fantastic worlds littered with post-apocalyptic jet skis.  Combining many such notions (but no jet skis), this might just by Twohy’s most zany film ever.

Climate researcher Ilana (Lindsay Crouse; Mr. Brooks, Imposter) discovers a green grassy meadow lush with wildflowers in the middle of the arctic, as if the sun picked that one spot to turn up the heat and melt the snow.  One problem: even if it was preternaturally warmed in that single patch of land, it’s the arctic! Where did the seeds for those 15 species of plants come from!?!?! How about the nutrients needed to grow? But whatever, Twohy did make write a horror movie about a time-traveling male witch modeled after The Terminator (1984). So we need not be so critical. LOL

Meanwhile across the globe, astronomers Zane (Charlie Sheen; Machete Kills, The Chase) and Calvin (Richard Schiff; Man of Steel, The West Wing) stumble across the discovery of a lifetime when they record an alien radio signal from another galaxy.  They know they’re on to something major, but their administrative superior Phil Gordian (Ron Silver; Timecop, The Entity) is understandably skeptical.  Worse yet, due to suspiciously timed budget cuts, Zane gets laid off.

Despite getting fired and failing to confirm the signal with colleagues managing other satellite stations, Gordian agrees to pass the signal recording to decoding analysists…but instead destroys it as soon as Zane is out the door and sets him up as a fraud.  Oh, and his love life has been getting rocky with his girlfriend Char (Teri Polo; Meet the Parents).  Things just aren’t going very well for Zane.

“Bad Movie” Highlights:  No astronomer has hair that is so carefully manicured and attended with product.  Even when he is manic, paranoid, hasn’t shaved in days and on the verge of a nervous breakdown over being framed…his hair is always immaculate.

Now blacklisted from astronomy and working as a satellite cable technician, Zane highjacks an entire county’s dish service to search for his alien radio signal.  I’m safely going to assume this is not plausible, and that we have wandered into a bonkers movie.  After a trip to radio shack and some shady “free upgrades” for cable subscribers, Zane has created a NASA SETI-capable radio analysis lab above his garage.  I’m happy to afford the movie some leeway, but somewhere between the attempted assassination-by-bathtub scene and the knee-popping grasshopper jump I think all reason has been thrown out the window.

“Bad Movie” Highlights:  The reverse-knee high jump. The effects were laughable.

Climatologist Ilana has been looking into more strange things as well, like impossible predictions that global warming will cook the planet in 10 years.  Oh, remember when I said all reason was thrown out the window?  Well, Zane sees a now mustached and “more ethnic-looking” Gordian-clone working as a security guard at a Mexican power facility!  And, of course, there was the subsequent assassination attempt, this time using a pair of perfectly harmless scorpions that your kids could buy at a pet store in New Jersey.  Way to utilize that alien super-technology!

Twohy really tried to make this story global.  Zane starts in the southwestern United States and Ilana in the arctic, both ending up tracking the alien signal and global warming trends (respectively) to Oaxaca, Mexico.  Despite this global aim, the $25 million budget film only grossed $14 million box office.  Bummer.  Because, although I’m admittedly making fun of this movie quite a bit, it was a BLAST and I was happy to buy this on blu-ray!  This is the kind of silly movie that maintains a strong sense of urgency—like True Lies (1994), Timecop (1994) or Total Recall (1990).

The alien CGI effects are clearly dated, but not bad. They may not stand up to Jurassic Park (1993) or Independence Day (1996), but they also didn’t enjoy such a big budget.  Despite the more humble financing, the diversity of effects is ambitious!  Lots of alien future tech, numerous alien scenes, and the most joyously silly effect was when Zane used the alien transformation chamber and became “Latin Charlie Sheen.”

“Bad Movie” Highlights:  Latino Charlie Sheen: “I look like a can of smashed assholes.” Best quote ever!

Yes, the aliens have been living among us.  And much like They Live (1988), they have commandeered industry to use our economy and environment against us.  But no one should fear, for as long as there’s a shirtless Charlie Sheen (freshly waxed, as you would expect any astronomer to be), humanity will persevere.  You’ve gotta’ hand it to Sheen.  He’s no Hugh Jackman, but he’s trying!

“Bad Movie” Highlights:  Did they think Sheen had a great body?  Because he spends a lot of time showing off his freshly waxed and often sweat-glazed body running around without a shirt.

If you haven’t seen this, you should.  If you don’t believe me, you should listen to our podcast about this movie (Episode 84: Sci-Fi Past & Present, The Arrival (1996) and Arrival (2016), and then go see this movie!

John’s Horror Corner: Fright Night (1985), a favorite 80s vampire movie with comedy, gooey gore and monstrous fanged mouths.

July 30, 2017

MY CALL:  Perhaps the first contemporary vampire movie, this is an old favorite and, having just seen it for the first time in 15+ years, I can see why. The practical effects and humor hold up surprisingly well and the gore is pretty feisty.  Not at all scary, just loads of gross fun.  MORE MOVIES LIKE Fright NightWell, The Lost Boys (1987) is similar, but more serious and mature about it. Other somewhat humorous (while still R-rated or PG-13 and bloody) 80s horror include Creepshow (1982), Critters (1986), Vamp (1986), or An American Werewolf in London (1981).

In what may have been the first contemporary vampire film in the entire horror genre, Charley (William Ragsdale; Fright Night 2, The Reaping), his girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse; Married with Children) and his quirky friend “Evil” Ed (Stephen Geoffreys; 976-Evil, The Chair, and according to IMDB a bunch of porn) discover that his new neighbor Jerry (Chris Sarandon; The Resurrected, The Sentinel) is actually a vampire!

This 80s horror classic boasts the standard teen tropes when, upon Charley’s initial discovery of his blood-drinking neighbor, he starts yelling “vampire” to everyone (his mother, the police) and, not surprisingly, no one listens to this nonsense.  But thankfully his buddy Ed knows the tricks of the monstrous trade (for some reason; not unlike the Frog Brothers of The Lost Boys).  Also following the standard yet somewhat pleasing tropes of the time, his mother grants invitation to her very single fanged suitor (again, followed suit by The Lost Boys).  And despite following some of the patterns observed in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), I found it a relief that Charley’s mother offered more levity than distress and the overall tone was more humorous while remaining somewhat dire.

Our vampire snacks on apples for dental health, makes some idle threats to a teenager, strangles and toys with the kid when he could have just ripped his head off, and is thwarted by a pencil wound to the hand.  However silly, this all leads us down a rabbit hole of more exaggerated antics when Charley canvases his room with rosaries, crosses, garlic and candles (he must have a big allowance) and then our teenaged protagonists enlist the help of television horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall; Embryo, Shakma, Fright Night 2), who happens to be an actual expert when it comes to dealing with the fanged undead.

And let’s not forget the needlessly long “seduction dance scene” which, given this film is pretty old, gets me wondering if it wasn’t one of the first movies with such a scene (i.e., a long dance scene whose entire purpose was to be sexy or to seduce, LOL).  There was Return of the Living Dead (1985), although not deliberately “seductive” there was A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), I only mention the Lost Boys (1987) because that singer might have gotten that saxophone pregnant, perhaps the undead ballerina solo in Evil Dead 2 (1987), then of course there was Night of the Demons (1988) and Night of the Demons 2 (1994) with their blatant and numerous demonic sexy dances.

The first hour of the movie offers little in the way of gore and some decent semi-scary vampire make-up, but in the final 30 minutes things get really good.  I mean, it’s still silly.  But this movie features a looong gory death scene that doubles as a gooey transformation scene (to a werewolf-looking form), a super disgusting melting death, a huge and ugly vampire bat, and the monstrously over-sized vampire mouth that would subsequently be used in the Fright Night (2011) remake and the From Dusk ‘til Dawn (1996) films.

Director Tom Holland (Child’s Play, The Temp, Thinner) really hit this one out of the park.  There are no scares, nor are there meant to be, although the monsters look menacing enough.  This is entirely fun—sometimes funny, sometimes gross-out gory, but always a rewatchable joy that withstands the test of time.

John’s Horror Corner: Neill Blomkamp’s Zygote (2017), Firebase (2017) and Rakka (2017), Oats Studios Short Film Review.

July 29, 2017

MY CALL:  These short films are out-damn-standing and I’d say two of them should absolutely be made into feature length films! Great special effects, premises, production value…these were a treat. 

Since the release of Alien: Covenant (2017), I think we’ve all had ample time to reflect on how awful it was that director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) got booted from his Alien 5 project.  But let’s fret not.  It seems he has been busy making films to show the film studios what a poor decision they made.  And Blomkamp’s answer comes in the form of three short films in Oats Studios Volume 1 (Zygote, Rakka and Firebase) loaded with alien invasions and gory nightmare fuel.

All three films feature alien life, global threats, elements of mental and bodily control or thought invasion, and gooey special effects.

Good news!  You can watch all of these on YouTube for FREE!

Zygote (2017; written and directed by Blomkamp). Premise: Stranded in an Arctic mine, two lone survivors—Dakota Fanning (Hide and Seek, Push) and Jose Pablo Cantillo (Chappie, Disturbia, Crank, The Walking Dead)—are forced to fight for their lives, evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.

With two survivors low on supplies and the mining facility low on power, we are dropped into what would most likely be minute 70 of a feature length film. The shots hint of monstrosities and remoteness while lighting is excellent—not that this is surprising, Blomkamp is an ace. In the best ways possible, this will remind you of The Thing (1982) and Aliens (1986).  I’m even reminded of the animated horror Dead Space (2008).

The special effects of the creature are executed fantastically, affording our creature an otherworldly presence down to its flowing movement.  Damn, it’s creepy!  This monster is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time and the gore is on point!  I really felt all the tension as if I had been watching for 90 minutes.

Firebase (2017; written and directed by Blomkamp). Premise: While fighting the Vietnam war, both sides face a new kind of threat that neither of them were prepared for.

The flashbacking vintage film style works as we find soldiers pulling back the skin of apparently non-human entities on the battlefield to reveal hidden monstrosities.

If you think like me, you’ll find glimmers of Predator (1987) lingering among some solid battlescapes in war-torn jungles. But this short thematically doesn’t follow the 1987 alien-hunter playbook. We have tractor beams, war machines, space ships and telekinetically assembled flesh-armor—all quite a spectacle to behold considering this is not a studio feature length film with a matching budget!  Oh, and let’s not forget the gooey, gory deliciousness!

Unlike Zygote, which felt like the final 20 minutes of a feature length film, Firebase seems to provide glimmers of prologue and the transition from the second to final acts building up to the final confrontations.

Rakka (2017; written and directed by Blomkamp). Premise: A tale of a dystopian future in which aliens have colonized the earth and humans struggle to fight back.

Conceptually, at first glance, this is the least original of the three short films. But as it unfolds, it has perhaps the richest plot of them all, and it packs some serious punches. Such visuals as the Eiffel Tower covered in carrion, Mad Max-ian Apocoscapes, and echoes of District 9’s (2009) alien infections.

Again, we are graced with outstanding special effects atypical of the short film realm.  We also find Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Ghostbusters, Chappie) as our alien resistance leader whose actions slowly unveil the elaborate world-building within.

Like Zygote, this properly feels like part(s) of a feature film that needs to be made.

A lot of folks got a bit nervous after Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015; which I loved) received mixed reviews. However, I feel that this series of short films should alleviate anyone’s concerns regarding Blomkamp’s creative propensities in the Sci-Fi genre. He really needs to be releasing a major film every year given what I just witnessed.

Celebrating Deep Blue Sea on its 18th Anniversary

July 28, 2017
Today is a great day! Deep Blue Sea was released 18 years ago and the world is a better place because of it. If you’ve been reading MFF for some time you know that I am a massive fan who trumpets its greatness whenever I can.  The following post breaks down its greatness and proves it is the most important film ever (Warning: lots of hyperbole used in this post).
1. Sam Jackson + Big Speech = Bad News
The guy got so caught up in making a speech he forgot he was standing next to open water. What happened next was awesome.

2. Roger Ebert Loved it
Ebert knew what was up and I love what he wrote about it:
The movie is essentially one well-done action sequence after another. It involves all the usual situations in movies where fierce creatures chase victims through the bowels of a ship/spacecraft/building (the “Alien” movies, “Deep Rising,” etc). It’s just that it does them well. It doesn’t linger on the special effects (some of the sharks look like cartoons), but it knows how to use timing, suspense, quick movement and surprise. Especially surprise. There is a moment in this movie when something happens that is completely unexpected, and it’s over in a flash–a done deal–and the audience laughs in delight because it was so successfully surprised. In a genre where a lot of movies are retreads of the predictable, “Deep Blue Sea” keeps you guessing.

3. It is still being talked about today.

Brian Raftery of Wired wrote a beautiful article about it recently. Here is what he said.

But as deeply satisfying as *The Shallows *might be, it’s still not the greatest non-Jaws shark movie of all time. That title belongs to Deep Blue Sea, director Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/action/horror combo about an underwater research lab whose residents become hunted by a trio of genetically modified super-sharks. It’s part haunted-house tale, part undersea-slasher flick, and part big-ensemble disaster movie, full of high-velocity attacks and ceaseless, remorseless sharks. It doesn’t have the pop gravitas of Jaws, but it does have some archetypal, yet nicely rounded-out, human characters; moments of knowing comedy; and some genuinely inventive action sequences, including one of the greatest surprise deaths in modern-movie history.

4. Stellan Skarsgard’s death scene is gnarly and intricate 

The guy endured a lot. Read this post and you will learn all about the journey.


5. Sharks swim backward

What? No! Awesome! I love Deep Blue Sea.


6. LL Cool J stabs a shark in the eye with a cross

I love how everything comes full circle (Preacher stabbing a shark in the eye with a cross).

7. It features the greatest song ever.

This is not hyperbole. LL Cool J crushed Deepest Bluest.


8. The Sharks kill people in very creative ways

This is not a good way to go.


9. They made the shark one foot longer than Jaws

Renny Harlin is a gangster and I love what Mental Floss taught me about Deep Blue Sea.

“The problem with approaching a shark movie,” Kennedy told the Los Angeles Times, “is how do you do it without repeating Jaws?” Kennedy said that in order to “do Spielberg one better,” Harlin made Deep Blue Sea’s makos 26 feet long. In real life, shortfin mako sharks reach 10 feet on average (although specimens as large as 12 feet have been caught), and longfin makos reach as long as 13.7 feet.

10. Renny Harlin is an action Maestro

Between The Long Kiss Goodnight, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and Deep Blue Sea the guy is the best. I love his crazy action films.

This scene is going to be amazing.

11. Thomas Jane rode sharks

Probably the greatest shark wrangler in film history. Dude even rides the super boss shark


12. It features the greatest kitchen fight ever

If you eat  LL’s bird you are in for some trouble.  Check out the greatest kitchen fight post I wrote!


13. Stephen King loves it.

King knows what’s up.

“My first trip after being smacked by a van and almost killed was to the movies (Deep Blue Sea, as a matter of fact; I went in my wheelchair and loved every minute of it).”

-Stephen King

14. Deep Blue Sea inspired pretty much every film since its release

Movies like  Crash, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Anchorman and Children of Men wouldn’t exist without it. 

15.The animatronic sharks are actually pretty great

Forget about the CGI. The actual animatronic sharks were awesome.

The sharks look awesome!

16. The “bad guy” has a solid backstory

Dr. Susan McAlester wants to cure Alzheimer’s and doesn’t care if she kills her coworkers. She is also very industrious when in a terrible situation.


17. News of the sequel received international attention

 Everybody went crazy about the SYFY sequel even though it will be terrible. Just let Steven Spielberg direct the sequel and be done with it.

18. It is the Citizen Kane of B-Movies

I love Deep Blue Sea.

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