UPC 14: 00686340201538
A New World Deep Below the Ocean...Has Declared War on Ours.
|In this modern retelling of the classic Jules Verne tale, the charismatic sociopath Captain Nemo uses his high-tech submarine to wreak vengeance on the surface world.|
A demented Captain Nemo wreaks havoc on the surface world in this modern updating of the Jules Verne classic.
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The Foywonder 6 of 10
Nearly a half hour into The Asylum's 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea the primary characters almost suffocate to death due to lack of oxygen. I knew how they felt; I'd been suffocating for the last 26-minutes. Did the guy writing this film think he was crafting a procedural? There's so much technical jargon and scientific explanations during the first thirty of this film that I honestly kept waiting for it to start getting interrupted with voiceover and diagram asides explaining in further detail how the scientific properties worked, sort of like how specials on the Discovery and History Channel often mix dramatic re-enactments with nuts & bolts know-how. The dialogue of act one is so matter-of-fact that it leaves virtually no room for anything resembling characterization or personality. It's almost as if the screenwriter was working overtime to make everything scientifically plausible; odd, given this is the same movie that later on has a character swimming around without protective gear well below oceanic crush depth...All in all, there's nothing really wrong with 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea aside from it being a terribly uninteresting film. Amazing how a movie set almost entirely underwater could be so dry.