Review Date: January 15, 1999
Director: John Bruno
Writer: Dennis Feldman, Jonathan Hensleigh
Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, Mike Richardson
Jamie Lee Curtis
The good thing about this lame duck film was that it knew not to overplay its obviously mediocre presentation, and did us all a favour by slapping the whole affair within a time package of a buck and a half. I was never really bored in this picture, and did enjoy Donald Sutherland's salty ol' dog of a sea captain, but will admit to longing for the legendary shots of Jamie Lee Curtis in all her form (For interested parties, please note that there are no T or A shots of the lovely Ms. Curtis in this picture). The rest of the supporting cast was negligible, and the shots of the vessel being attacked by a typhoon looked more like a model boat in a bathtub, but I suppose the film can be considered brainless fodder for those interested in this type of thing. So remember, it's quick, it's redundant, it offers some action and mediocre effects, no boobie shots, and some campy acting by Sutherland. If you enjoyed either SOLDIER (5/10) or EVENT HORIZON (5/10), you will most probably enjoy this one as well. It's the science-fiction crazy cousin that no one likes to talk about, but with whom we've all shared a conversation at one time or another.