A Wolf Eel!
Of course, the images in Deep Sea remain beautiful. Director Howard Hall (Into the Deep, Island of the Sharks) captures a vast number of underwater creatures in their natural stateófrom sea turtles and urchins to wolf eels and fried-egg jellyfish (how do ya like those names?), we are immersed into the habits of these wondrous creatures. The next time you go to the aquarium, youíll realize how phony it actually is.
At 41 minutes, Deep Sea moves as quickly as its subjects, providing enough basic (and unusual) information for each creature. Danny Elfman provides the dreamlike score that compliments the voicing talents of Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.
As much as a nice little film this is, itís hard to love it when The Discovery Channel has been airing Planet Earth: Deep Sea, which is oceans more impressive. Still, Howard Hallís own Deep Sea is a breezy, informative, terrifically photographed work.