Okay, I defy you to watch Sphere and not conclude that Underwater is a masterpiece in comparison. :) I liked the monster design in the finale. I liked the hardware in the movie, especially those mech/diving suits. I liked having TJ Miller, John Gallagher Jr., and Vincent Cassal (two out of three from this season of Westworld!) along for the adventure. I liked the pacing. And as a fan of underwater horror, the closer a movie gets to depicting the rise of Rl’yeh, the more likely I am to stand up in my seat, pump my fist, and go “Nice!”
But I freely concede that Underwater is dumb and derivative. Neither of those elements bothers me much in horror movies.
Yeah, he probably should. I think my reserve of patience for Lars von Trier has been exhausted, though. But I will concede that House that Jack Built is the thinking man’s Bloodline. Did you see that? I don’t think anyone did. Sean William Scott is a mild-mannered high school counselor and family man by day. By night he’s a ruthless serial killer. He is soooo bad in the movie, but he’s trying soooo hard. It’s really endearing. Dumb movie overall, but a must-see for fans of Sean William Scott’s attempts to de-Stiffler-ize his career.