Ratings Key

= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Deepstar Six (1988)

...aka: Deep Six
...aka: Deep Star Six

Directed by:
Sean S. Cunningham

I wonder what was going on in the late 80s to prompt so many ALIEN-inspired films set underwater? We not only got this one, but also THE ABYSS, LEVIATHAN, LORDS OF THE DEEP, ENDLESS DESCENT and others. Set sometime in the near future, a slew of scientists and others down deep in the ocean at an underwater military base face off against a giant, mutant crab monster. Doesn't hold up until the end, but it's OK entertainment and the monster designed by Chris Walas and Mark Shostrom in pretty good.


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