Release Date: March 3rd, 2006 (AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX) by Warner Brothers Pictures and IMAX Filmed Entertainment.
Directed by Howard Hall.
BASIC PREMISE: A 3D IMAX documentary about the creatures found deep below the oceanís surface.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Deep Sea 3D takes you on a breathtaking visual journey through the deep waters of oceans. The creatures lurking in those places have been seen before, such as jellyfish, sharks, squids, and sea turtles. However, thanks to the 3D format, the visual experience is simply awe-inspiring. You feel as though you can reach and grab the creatures with your hands. Director Howard Hall doesnít just merely show the creatures to marvel at their color and size, but also shows them in actionóas either the predator or the prey. Itís amazing to watch small fish in a symbiotic relationship with sea turtles: the fish eat the algae off the turtles while the turtles feel cleaner. In a surprising scene, a shark, normally the most vicious sea creature, acts as a bodyguard for a large school of tiny fish. If striking visuals arenít enough for you, the score by Danny Elfman is also quite impressive. The narration by Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp doesnít serve much a purpose, though, other than to add a few interesting facts and unsolved underwater mysterious as well as to simply explain whatís going on to younger viewers. At a running time of 40 minutes, Deep Sea 3D doesnít overstay its welcome at all.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is desired or required.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 0
IN A NUTSHELL: A breathtaking, awe-inspiring experience! Just sit back, put on your 3D glasses and get ready to be amazed!
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: IMAX Theaters (donít wait for DVD)
The "D" Menu