It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we recommend some quality viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Underwater.
Underwater monster movies essentially relocate the plot of Alien to the ocean’s depths, and this one pits the crew of a deep-sea mining operation against an angry leviathan that’s been awakened by the drilling.
Underwater doesn’t waste time with character introductions and exposition; the viewer – and the cast, led by Kristen Stewart – is immediately thrown into the deep end when an explosion threatens the structural integrity of a sea-base, and escape becomes imperative. The surviving crew must suit up and take a perilous stroll across the sea floor to the drill site, where escape pods await – and so do hungry creatures hiding in the murky depths. A big budget thrill ride featuring some tense and terrifying set pieces, Underwater is a fantastic example of a deep sea monster movie done right, and the perfect Friday night flick served with fish and chips.
Four reasons why Underwater rocks:
1. Kristen Stewart in Ripley mode.
2. The Lovecraftian leviathan.
3. Relentless suspense.
4. Creepy fishmen.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.