Directed by William Eubank
Underwater had so much potential to be a cult film like Event Horizon or Alien but unfortunately it failed to do so. Too bad though, it had a good idea and setting it in the ocean was something different than the usual space shit.
One of the problems on why I didn't like Underwater was how the movie started. From the get go, the action immediately starts, without any warning or explanation. It may seem like a ballsy move from the director but I definitely needed the introduction. Movies like this, you need to have an introduction of the crew at the very least. It is a good build up. They should have done that, instead the audience has to figure out slowly who are the crew and what are their vocations as the movie progresses.
Casting was not too bad. Even Kirsten Stewart( the idiot from Twilight) was not terrible. Though there are moments she attempts the "Keanu Reeves" blur look but fails. Sorry Kirsten, only Keanu is the master of that. Sadly Vincent Cassel was severely underused for this movie. TJ Miller tries to provide some comedic relief but sadly a good 80 percent of his jokes and lines were not funny and what the fuck is it with him and some stupid cuddle toy. That was annoying.
The second problem was the whole reveal of the monster and scenes outside of the ship. It was so dark and very hard to see what was going on. If you want an example, think of the fucking battle scene in Game of Thrones where you cant see shit. That whole scene was very frustrating to watch. And the monster... looked like fuck. It looked like a retarded version of Cthulu.
All in all, Underwater was underwhelming. Don't bother watching this in the cinema. Wait for it on cable or Netflix.