Friday, March 22, 2013

LEVIATHAN (1989)

For whatever reason 1989 was a big year for underwater movies.  The only film that ended up being any good was Cameron's awesome THE ABYSS.  The rest sucked.  The less suckiest of the remainders was LEVIATHAN which is pretty much just an underwater retelling of ALIEN and THE THING, but with all of the tension removed and replaced with much bigger flamethrowers.

One day, some deep sea miners are doing their deep sea mining duties when they discover a sunken Russian ship called Leviathan.  Stuff happens and next thing you know people are starting to grow icky scales and stuff.  After that it's just your standard monster story and as a time capsule back to the time of cheesy-looking 80's monsters.  Overall, LEVIATHAN is a entertaining ride.  A little blood, mildly scary monster, average special effects, awesome failed attempt at a catchphrase ("Say 'Aah', motherfucker!"), good acting, average monster movie pace.  Not a horrible movie, but it's nothing to write home about either.  Honestly, I expected more from the director of RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II and TOMBSTONE.
Is that Luxo?!