the Movie Club Annals ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth W.
Coincidentally enough, I just finished buying paint for my bathroom and
Sherwin-Williams aptly chose the name Abyss for the color blue.
That pretty much says it all. But I digress. The viewer with
even a snake-sized brain has to wonder why the folks in this little
drama failed to recognize that when the submarine/ship thingy sank to
the bottom of the ocean/Mars, that the air filled, cozy, fully equipped
ESCAPE PODS were completely ignored. There were dramatic scenes of
lovers "temporarily" killing each other in order to what?
Save air? Save space in the air-filled, cozy, fully equipped,
operational ESCAPE PODS? They did eventually, after three hours of
weird water fairies winging in and out and a little in-fighting and some
really innocuous other stuff, find and use the fully equipped, totally
operational, been-there-from-the-beginning ESCAPE PODS. And we all
remember the biggest and almost cheapest ending to any movie ever.
Whats-him-name walking out of the ship doing a John Glenn-like imitation
of a past role he played. Arghhhhh!