Generally, films released early in the year are identical to ‘outcast’ films. Because it might be declared less worthy, airing at the premiere time like December. Through this Underwater film review article, Skyegrid Media will try to clarify.
The scope of this film’s story as a whole is not far from what we can see in the trailer above. This Sci-Fi genre film tells the story of the characters to survive, with a spice of conflict of course, – and a setting dominated by the deep sea.
Norah (Kristen Stewart), is assigned to lead an observation that requires her and her team to stay a full month in a laboratory, which is designed in such a way, so that it can still shelter the workers while on the seabed.
The location of the object that must be observed is at a depth of 7 miles or about 11.26 km, – from sea level. The level of depth that certainly is no longer touched by the sun.
The objects they had to observe required Norah and her team to periodically leave the lab. Once, their activities accidentally wake up the inhabitants of the deep sea, whose existence is completely unpredictable.
Fortunately, the laboratory has a control room designed as a panic room. A room that has special resistance as an anticipation if any time a malfunction occurs in this diving laboratory.
But considering that they can’t be trapped in the control room forever, Tim agrees to head out to return to the control station on the surface.
Outside of the lab, Norah and her friends have to face more horrific terror. Can Norah keep her team safe and intact?
The depth of character in this film is only limited to the professional background of each team member. Norah herself as a leader, did not get a special plot that told how she was in the leader position.
Apart from the background, the people around Norah are also shaped in several profiles like the types of human characters in the real world. Some are emotional, some are easy to panic, some are quiet.
Norah herself is told as an idealistic leader but very caring and far from selfish. Typical protagonist. He is often willing to put the interests of his team, above his own safety.
Apart from Kristen Stewart, this short film of about 95 minutes also stars Nymeria Sand in the series Game of Thrones, Jessica Henwick.
Meanwhile, other names are less familiar to me, such as Vincent Cassel or TJ Miller, who in fact are selling well as TV Series artists.
The subtle touch of visual effects has succeeded in turning a studio into a subterranean laboratory that has lots of space, including bedrooms for research members. Of course with useful facilities to support their lives while under the sea.
The game’s visual effects intensify as the characters face off against strange creatures, – which appear after the earthquake. In addition to visual effects, the calculation of the lighting and animation composition is considered in sufficient detail so that I personally feel that the deep sea is indeed like that.
The game’s audio effects and scoring in this film are also pretty well laid out. Not once did I hear of overlapping, to the point of ruining tense moments during the conflict.
Films with a small scope like this generally enrich the details of the property that can make the scene look more luxurious and dramatic. Unfortunately, this film doesn’t seem to do much about it.
What I see can be absorbed from this film is knowledge about the deep sea, along with a bit of technology that scientists may often use.
I really can’t give a good rating in this Underwater (2020) film review. But for those of you who are fans of fiction films, and want to see a picture of what the deep sea looks like, as well as Kristen Stewart’s latest acting, don’t think about skipping this film.