January 12, 2020
By: Nikki Castaneda | January 10th, 2020

Underwater is in theaters on January 10th, 2020.

Underwater comes to theatres this weekend. Seeing this trailer I wasn’t thinking much of this movie, especially since it does come out in January. I didn’t have high expectations for this movie. I will say however, I was very entertained the whole way through.

This movie takes place at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the deepest known part of the ocean, nearly seven miles below sea level. Down below here is a crew on the hunt for oil. An unknown cataclysm destroys and shuts down the facility and kills most of the crew. Norah (Kristen Stewart), a mechanical engineer is determined to survive and lead a skeleton crew of six to leave the facility and head out into the ocean floor to walk to..another facility and hopefully get to safety. Along the way, of course, they hear and see strange things that may be..monsters!

I do like how this movie gets right into it. We meet Norah and then literally a couple minutes later the facility explodes and collapses, which was quite intense. During that introduction scene I was thinking this movie may not be complete garbage. Kristen Stewart does do a fantastic job. Much better than her in the Charlie’s Angels movie in my opinion.

This movie had a lot of intensity. It had me wondering who was going to live and who was going to die and how it would end. Yeah, the premise is a bit redundant and some can say it’s very similar to the movie ‘Alien.’ We can also say it’s very cliche. But I did enjoy watching this.

This movie does have your basic scare tactics along with your typical ‘Guys I think I see something…” lines. There are some jump scares, not really scary jump scares, more of sci-fi jump scares..if that makes sense. It was a very dark movie, because of course it takes place in the deep dark ocean. Some of the scenes I couldn’t really see what exactly was going on. I don’t know if it’s a budget thing or has to do with the setting but there were a lot of things half focused or half blurry.

If you’re a fan of monster sci-fi/horror and you don’t care how cliche it can get in some parts I think you can have fun with this. If you don’t want to go out to the theatre’s you should definitely check it out on redbox or Netflix when it gets there!

Rating: 3 out of 5

Nicolette Nikki Castaneda (Contributor) is a Chicago Native who loves watching movies (some definitely more than once). Her favorite genres include Thrillers and Dramas. When she's not at the movies you can most likely find her at a live concert, singing along to a Disney classic or binge watching Netflix.
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