The Abyss movie

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FPS 23980
File Size 299 Mb
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Actors

Ed Harris, Kimberly Scott, J. Kenneth Campbell, Brad Sullivan, Tom Isbell, J.C. Quinn, Phillip Darlington, Leo Burmester, Ken Jenkins, Michael Biehn, Chris Elliott, Michael Beach, Thomas F. Duffy, Daren Dochterman, Chris Anastasio, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Adam Nelson, Mike Cameron, John Bedford Lloyd, Todd Graff, Michael Chapman, William Wisher Jr., Joe Farago, Marcus K. Mukai, Dick Warlock, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., Emily Yancy, Wendy Gordon, Frank Lloyd, Christopher Murphy, George Robert Klek, Peter Ratray, Joseph C. Nemec III, Paula Cross, Randy Robertson, Robert Searle,

Director

James Cameron

334 Comments


  1. tntjones-899-212976 from Canada
    Nov 16, 2010

    Fiction – But no science

    *** This review may contain spoilers ***

    I just watched "The Abyss" for the first time last night. Sure, it was
    glitzy with plenty of eye candy in the special effects department, but
    woefully lacking in the science department.

    First, we see the dinky crane which connects the ship to the deep-sea
    drilling rig and that presumably pulls the thing up off the ocean bed
    get yanked off the ship far too easily. Then after hitting bottom, it
    falls over the edge it suddenly gain mass and almost pulls the rig with
    it.

    But the diving stunts were the absolute worst. The make a big deal
    about the intense water pressure (they talk about how much
    decompression they have to go through to get back to the surface and
    and using mini-subs (Coffey buys it when his sub implodes due to the
    water pressure). Yet, for some miraculous reason they have a pool which
    connects directly to the outside. The air pressure necessary to keep
    that water from flooding the rig would turn everyone into mush). Oh
    yeah, and despite the intense water pressure, they can still swim
    around down there without the need of, well, anything as our star shows
    when he goes out through a hatch and swims over to the equipment bay, a
    distance of a hundred feet or so with no suit and just by holding his
    breath. Wow! Superman, eat your heart out.

    The only possible way to enjoy this movie is to turn off the your
    ability for logical thought.

    As for the characters. The only character I kinda like was Coffey (even
    if he was the homicidal nut job of the movie). I really didn't care
    much one way or the other about the others.


  2. oneguyrambling from Australia
    Nov 14, 2010

    Too "big" a concept even for Cameron to handle.

    To sum up The Abyss in one sentence: An undersea drilling team are
    conscripted to search for a sunken US Navy submarine, only they find
    that and so much more. First off the bat, JC doesn't do "little" films,
    so there is a lot more to this film than that.

    The rescue team is led by Ed Harris as Bud and includes many unique
    characters, but in truth none of them exceptionally memorable or even
    necessary. Upon being informed of their duties they are joined by a
    team of Navy Seals, this time led by Michael Beihn as Coffey.

    We realise shortly after that the drillers and the Seals aren't likely
    to co-exist peacefully for too long. Adding further fuel to the
    potential fire is the late inclusion of the designer of the underwater
    rig Lindsay, played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who also happens to
    be Ed Harris's soon to be ex-wife.

    After initial decompression the newly forged team investigate the sub,
    the USS Montana. They find that all crew are already dead, and during
    the search one of the team suffers convulsions and goes into a coma for
    some reason, outside the sub Lindsay sees some non-natural looking
    lights that freak her out a bit.

    Meanwhile above water a cyclone hits, the Seals have taken the diving
    gear to salvage things from the sub so the crew has no choice but to
    sit it out. Unfortunately the storm causes the flooding of a large area
    of the rig in which crew members are trapped and drown, and the loss of
    communication to the outside world. It also nearly drags the rig into a
    massive abyss near which the sub is located.

    But that isn't what the film is about, the key of The Abyss is when the
    crew eventually meet the inhabitants of the abyss, everything else is a
    sideshow. Once contact occurs, Coffey loses touch with reality thinking
    the alien beings are Russian enemies, and the crew must work out how to
    survive and somehow get to the surface once more. This all becomes more
    complicated when Coffey unleashes a nuclear weapon many, many times
    more powerful than the WW2 A-Bombs, which must be disarmed before
    anyone thinks about leaving.

    For the time the SFX in The Abyss were amazing, which for a Cameron
    directed film shouldn't surprise anyone after T2 and now Avatar. But as
    a film The Abyss is only so-so, there are so many converging plot lines
    that take things nowhere and if anything lead to a bunch of dead ends
    and unsatisfying conclusions that you only really remember the water
    tentacle FX and not much else.

    What The Abyss ends up as is an 80 hour build up leading to a 40 minute
    wrap up and a pretty dumb and hardly mindblowing conclusion, which is I
    think what Cameron was chasing.

    There are several interpersonal issues and conflicts raised over the
    duration but none of them seem important and indeed none of them are
    necessary to further the plot, they are simply included as Cameron felt
    that they must.

    Without giving much away (I think), in the finale the aliens show a
    montage of the bad things that humankind has done to itself and the
    Earth over the years. I know the aliens must be a very advanced race
    but did they already have Tivo in 1989? Really? Another point: If
    nothing else this has some James Cameron standards that seem to pop up
    again and again in his films: – A bad "establishment" guy that becomes
    the face of everything naughty about big corporations. (T2, Aliens, The
    Abyss, Avatar) – The seemingly obligatory "Squad formation" scene where
    the troops discuss plot events for viewers. (Aliens, Avatar, The Abyss)
    - The big fight between huge manned machines. (Aliens (of course),
    Avatar, The Abyss) Final Rating – 6 / 10. Unlike Avatar this is far
    more a technical achievement than an entertainment one. Too long and
    basically too little of anything to be memorable. Lucky he seems to
    have found form.

    If you liked this review (or even if you didn't) check out
    oneguyrambling.com

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