Friday, February 3, 2017

Movie review: 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Lt. Aronnaux and the crew of the Aquanaut are ordered to perform rescue operations on a downed US submarine in the Marianas trench. They find the sub and also find Nemo, his advance submarine, his underwater city, his mechanical killer squid, and his ever growing insanity.

Lorenzo Lamas (Lt. Aronnaux), Natalie Stone (Lt. Cmdr. Rollins), Sean Lawlor (Nemo), Kim Little (Sustin),Declan Joyce (Cooper), Emilio Roso (Ramirez), Damien Puckler (Blackwell).

This is an adaptation and continuation of the Jules Verne classic that sadly is not a compliment to the original in any way. I had really hoped this would be a good special effects, CGI, tech update to the original but it really didn’t have enough special effects and what it did have wasn't very good. The plot had holes to begin with but toward the end the story completely lost continuity and stopped making sense at all.

Acting was pathetic with Lamas, a mediocre actor at best, giving the best performance of everyone involved.

Dialogue was horrible throughout. Special effects were not special at all and could barely be called effects. Sets were below average and costuming was absolutely horrible with the Navy uniforms being ridiculous. Whomever cast the film should probably be fired for not having a clue. Navy personnel with long hair, beards, and a Naval Captain who was barely thirty years old?

Overall this film was a waste of time and shouldn’t be anywhere near your Must See list.

I don’t recall any nudity or foul language so preens and above should be okay watching this however, it will probably be the younger kids who haven’t seen an adaptation of the story before who will get any value at all from the film.

Released: 2007
Reviewed: 2.3.17
Star rating: 1 out of 5
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama, Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Fantasy

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